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Blog: Whale tales

Paul Chai journeyed up the NSW coastline during the 2012 whale migrating season. Recount his trip.


  • Flapping brilliant
    Posted by: Paul Chai | 26 November 2012 | 0 comments Adult seagull with chick

    Montague Island Nature Reserve may by just off the coast from Narooma but it provides a great insight into the remoteness of island life. With a mad birdwatcher in our family ... read more

  • All killer, no filler
    Posted by: Paul Chai | 05 November 2012 | 0 comments Eden Whale Festival whale watching

    “Thar she blows” used to be the cry that would see Eden residents take to the whaling boats, now it’s been replaced by a more peaceable siren song. Eden is a town that has alw... read more

  • Northern light
    Posted by: Paul Chai | 05 November 2012 | 0 comments Barrenjoey Head Aquatic Reserve walk

    Sure, the aim may be a spot of whale-watching, but on a gorgeous day at Barrenjoey Lighthouse there are plenty of other distractions. Who needs an excuse to visit Sydney’s stu... read more

  • Island life
    Posted by: Paul Chai | 29 October 2012 | 0 comments Sydney Harbour Bridge view from Goat Island

    A Discovery tour of Sydney Harbour’s Goat Island highlights the ghosts, garrisons and gunpowder that form the history of our harbour islands. The kids warmed to Goat Island af... read more

  • Cape crusader
    Posted by: Paul Chai | 22 October 2012 | 0 comments Cape Byron State Conservation Area walking track

    Walking around the Cape Byron State Conservation Area offers whale-watching, people-watching and different types of terrain from beach and palms to rainforest and rocky coast,... read more

  • Watery playground
    Posted by: Paul Chai | 16 October 2012 | 0 comments Cape Byron Lighthouse

    The view from Cape Byron Lighthouse is a whale-heavy one as the water around the cape seems to be a cetacean playground. Far from the solitary outpost of the imagination, the ... read more

  • Paddling out
    Posted by: Paul Chai | 11 October 2012 | 0 comments Cape Byron kayaking and dolphin watching

    A morning kayak around Cape Byron sees the whales have to lift their game to compete with a hero in a half shell. After following the world’s largest mammals along the N... read more

  • Making a meal of it
    Posted by: Paul Chai | 24 September 2012 | 0 comments Coffs Coast Regional Park family and ranger

    Coffs Harbour’s whale-watching hotspot is off the boil, but our Discovery guide cooks up a lesson in finding bush tucker. Today we are heading to Coffs Coast Regional Pa... read more

  • The enchanting forest
    Posted by: Paul Chai | 19 September 2012 | 0 comments Dorrigo National Park rainforest

    Still no whales, so we take a trip inland to Dorrigo rainforest for some stunning scenery and some land-based wildlife spotting. After a beach run along North Beach from the c... read more

  • Forest by the sea
    Posted by: Paul Chai | 06 September 2012 | 0 comments Bongil Bongil National Park beach

    You are spoiled for choice in Bongil Bongil National Park with both sandy beach and littoral rainforest to keep the family entertained. Few things illustrate the diversity of ... read more

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