Whale watching in Australia and New Zealand has become a passion for many people in recent years. Both are home to numerous species of whales and dolphins. There are now established whale-watching tour operators in many coastal towns making it much easier to observe these magnificent animals in their natural habitat. This definitive easy-to-follow guide is for all adventurous holiday-makers, amateur naturalists and students who want to take a closer and well-informed look at these fascinating mammals. It includes: the ecology and behaviour of whales and dolphins; interesting insights into whaling history, conservation and research; identification notes, accompanied by detailed colour illustrations and locator maps for each species; a comprehensive guide to sites, highlighting the best places to see whales; a listing of whale-watching operators, and much more.