The Great Australian Bight, or “Edge of Australia” as many call it, is the longest continuous cliff coast line in the Southern Hemisphere. It’s the epic meeting point of the outback and the ocean. Here, more than 1,000 kilometres of cliffs tower up to 60 metres before dramatically dropping into the Southern Ocean. Standing at one of the many lookouts will literally take your breath away.
What does The Great Australian Bight mean? Great – large, magnificent, epic. Australian – part of this vast country, Terra Australis. Bight – in nautical terms, a large open bay. This vast stretch of coastline straddles southern Australia some 1,160 kilometres from Cape Carnot in South Australia to Cape Pasley in Western Australia.
The Bight came into existence when Gondwana broke apart and separated Antarctica from Australia around 50 million years ago. The coastline of the Great Australian Bight is characterised by cliff faces, surfing beaches and rock platforms, ideal for whale-watching.
THE BEST PLACE IN SOUTH AUSTRALIA TO SEE WHALES
The Great Australian Bight Marine Park is one of the best places to see Southern Right Whales in South Australia. Our three-day whale watching tour from Adelaide is a bucket list experience created for wildlife lovers. Running from June to September each year, this tour gives you plenty of opportunities to see whales from the land, sea and air. With around 170 whales visiting these waters each year, it’s one of nature’s most impressive shows.
These remote regions can be challenging to navigate on your own so let us take the stress out of planning with our all-inclusive tours, including flights, accommodation, meals and activities. Just sit back, relax and let our storytellers do the driving and safely guide you through some of the most remote and impressive parts of our untamed Australia.
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