Travel With Us: Whales and Trails of WA

By AG STAFF 6 November 2023
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Follow the migratory trail of humpback whales and explore coastal walks, vineyards and the wildflowers of springtime.

Join us us on our inaugural Whales and Trails expedition as we explore the coastline of southern Western Australia, with adventures on land and sea. Follow the migratory trail of the humpback, southern right and blue whales that frequent this confluence of the Indian and Southern oceans. Explore the renowned wine region of Margaret River, enjoying leisurely coastal walks along a section of the scenic Cape to Cape nature trail and discover wildflowers in full springtime bloom around Dunsborough and Esperance. Stroll silica-white sands in the company of native kangaroos at Lucky Bay – voted #1 beach in the world. Cruise the sheltered waters of Point Ann to witness whales and later, swim with stingrays in Hamelin Bay. Connect with Traditional Owners in coastal communities and learn their history and heritage. Our adventure culminates with a signature winemakers’ dinner at the famous Leeuwin Estate, pairing its exceptional Art Series wines with locally harvested cuisine.

Departures & Fares

One-time Partner Voyage: 5 October 2024, from $9200pp twin share


  • Signature event: Experience a signature six-course winemakers dinner at historic Leeuwin Estate, featuring the iconic Art Series wines expertly paired with regionally inspired cuisine. 
  • Enjoy an invigorating swim in the pristine waters of Hamelin Bay, surrounded by curious stingrays and
    other marine species.
  • Learn about Indigenous coastal culture and traditions of the region and share stories while we forage for native foods on ancestral lands.
  • Walk among native wildflowers in bloom around the coastal landscapes from Dunsborough to Esperance.
  • Spend a morning whalewatching at Flinders Bay, renowned for its frequent whale sightings and explore the sheltered haven of Point Ann in search of southern right whales and their calves.
  • Stroll silica-white sands in the company of native kangaroos at Lucky Bay – voted #1 beach in the world.
  • Wander the community-led art trail of Ravensthorpe and hear how collective community engagement changed the face of this historic goldfield town.
  • Gain valuable insights from onboard guest lecturers, Micheline and Curt Jenner, who will share their scientific and conservation knowledge of whale research in WA. 
Get up close to breaching whales.

Your Expert Guide

Karen McGhee has been a science and environment writer and editor for more than 20 years.

With a background in the natural sciences, she has worked on books, magazines, documentaries and museum exhibitions for Australian and overseas audiences, and is presently the Editor of Australian Geographic magazine.

For more information head to Coral Expeditions or call 1800 079 545.