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Wild About Whales

Are you wild about whales? From Tweed to Eden, the NSW coast has great spots to see these majestic ocean giants.

Find locations, tours and itineraries to help plan your whale watching adventure. You can also learn whale facts to make the most of your whale watching experience in NSW national parks.

Humpback whale breaching. Photo: Paul Bieboer

Plan your coastal adventure

The tail of a whale plunging into the ocean. Photo: Jessica Taunton © the photographer

Whale watching tours

Book an NPWS whale watching tour for the kids these school holidays. From Woolgoolga to Tomaree, the NSW coast provides perfect vantage points to see these majestic ocean giants.

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.

6 days
11 locations
Whale diving. Credit: Jessica Taunton © DPE

Whale watching approach distances

Whale watching can be an unforgettable experience, but to protect yourself and these amazing animals from serious harm it's important to keep your distance. Learn what you need to know to stay safe and comply with current regulations.

Learn about whales

Graphic of whale facts. Artwork: OEH

Whale facts

Read our whale facts to make the most of your whale watching experience in NSW national parks.

A humpback whale breaches the water off the NSW coast, near Sydney. Photo credit: Wayne Reynolds &copy Wayne Reynolds

Whale species

Learn more about the different whale species and cetaceans you might see when you’re whale watching in NSW national parks.