The whale-watching season starts in late May as these gentle creatures undertake their annual migration along the coast of New South Wales. The two most commonly seen large whales are the humpback (migrating north in June and July) and the southern right whale (returning south during winter). Some popular spots to see whales from shore are:
- Cape Byron Conservation Area, Byron Bay
- Crowdy Bay National Park, north of Taree
- Tomaree National Park, Port Stephens
- Jervis Bay National Park and Marine Park and the waters of Huskisson
- Mollymook and Narrawallee Beach and coastal waters off Ulladulla
- Ben Boyd National Park, near Eden
Alternatively, join a whale-watching cruise from any number of locations along the coast, such as:
Solitary Islands Marine Park, off the coast at Coffs Harbour – the islands provide shelter for the whales, close to the shore.
Port Stephens – one of the most popular spots in the state for whale-watching.
Jervis Bay – Watch whales, dolphins and other marine park wildlife in their natural environment from a comfortable and stable catamaran with three level all round indoor and outdoor panoramic viewing areas.
Take a cruise on the largest Whale Watching vessel on the South Coast of NSW, offering 5 viewing decks from our 17 metre tripple deck Catamaran. More Details
Jervis Bay provides some of the best whale watching opportunities along the east coast of Australia.