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Whale Watching

Whale watching is an excitement that's hard to describe - there's really nothing like seeing these incredible mammals and watching them play in our oceans.

Although whales can be spotted as early as May and right through until January, the main time for whale watching begins in August and runs through to the end of November, although the number of whales in our waters is increasing each year and the season is getting longer.


Peak time is  September to late November, when they are heading south to Antarctica with their young.


For the best experience, take a whale watching charter and get up close to see them feeding and playing along with other marine life including birds, seals, dolphins and penguins.

Watch whales from shore at any of these vantage points:

Short Point

Pambula Beach

Long Point
Tura Headland

Haycock Point or anywhere around the headland in Ben Boyd National Park

Bournda Island

The lookout above Lions Park Beach towards Pambula Rivermouth

Or take a whale watching cruise with one of our experienced & professional whale watching operators:

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