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Wild About Whales

Are you wild about whales? Interested in the latest whale sightings off the NSW coast? Find the best whale watching locations, cruises and other coastal activities within NSW national parks. From Tweed to Eden, the NSW coast provides perfect vantage points to see these majestic ocean giants. Keep an eye on this page for activities, tours, and accommodation offers in our national parks this whale watching season. 

Humpback whale breaching. Photo: Paul Bieboer

Plan your coastal adventure

Family whale watching in Bouddi National Park. Photo: John Spencer/OEH

Whale watching top spots

From Tweed to Eden, NSW national parks have the best vantage points to see whales during their annual migration. Check out the top whale watching spots in your region.

Whale watching off North Head, Sydney Harbour National Park. Photo: OEH.

Itinerary: Whale watching

Pack your binoculars to experience the majesty and grandeur of these oceanic giants. This epic 6-day drive showcases the best places to whale watch all along the NSW coastline. Humpback whales and southern right whales sail north for warmer waters throughout June and into July, and return southwards from around September to November.

Duration
6 days
Where
10 locations
Lighthouse view, Cape Byron State Conservation Area. Photo: John Spencer

Itinerary: Byron Bay

Immerse yourself in Byron's beautiful beaches, ocean adventures and relaxed lifestyle on this 3-day escape. To start your journey of coastal discovery, head to Cape Byron State Conservation Area. This is your chance to see all of Byron's big coastal attractions - from the heritage lighthouse on Australia's easternmost cape to the white beaches which boast some of the country's best surf breaks.

Duration
3 days
Where
5 locations
Greenfields Beach, Jervis Bay National Park. Photo: David Finnegan/NSW Government