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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

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.

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.

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
11 locations