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  • Whale-Watching Tours

    Whale-watching tours are a great way to see whales up close. You may also see a variety of other sea creatures, including pods of dolphins who love to swim at the bow of the whale-watching boats. On a whale-watching tour there is a high likelihood you will see the whales, with cruises monitoring sightings and getting information on where the whales are anticipated to be at certain times ...

  • binoculars bird watching Count Me In!

    This Sunday, Port Stephens will host the 11th annual Community Dolphin Census. We’d like to extend an open invite to anyone who wants to get involved in working alongside National Parks and Wildlife Service staff as well as tour operators to count the area’s resident dolphins.The census aims to understand the population size, location and monitor dolphin behaviour in the port during a 30 minute t...

  • Volunteering

    Whale conservation volunteering is an important part of environmental conservation, as well as a gratifying way to give something back and help protect the environment for future generations. Volunteer work achieves real objectives and you can play an important role in scientific and conservation activities. Volunteering is also a great way to learn more about a subject that may be of in...

  • Whale Watching Tips and Guidelines

    You might not always see whales when you go whale watching but there are 3 main things you can do to increase your chances of a sighting, and enjoy the experience: Check our whale sightings map for daily sightings. Take a good pair of binoculars or telescope. Be prepared for long periods of waiting. And one last important tip: at the watching sites be s...

  • Dolphins

    Dolphins are one of the most popular animals in the wild, with their beautiful streamlined bodies, friendly ‘smiley’ faces and intelligent behaviour. Dolphins are the most abundant and varied of all cetaceans, and can be found in the open ocean, close to the coast in estuaries and in rivers. There are over 40 species of dolphins worldwide. Dolphins are toothed whales and eat a varie...

  • South Coast

    Along the coast, spotted gums, hundreds of years old stretch their branches to the sky, while waves crash against deserted beaches. The south coast offers some truly remarkable nature experiences. From the breathtaking Illawarra escarpment to the wildlife wonders of Jervis Bay Marine Park, the South coast never ceases to amaze. The region is also home to many great land based whale watch...

  • Best Vantage Points

    Land-based whale and dolphin watching is an easy and inexpensive way of seeing whales in their natural environment, as well as a great way to enjoy the natural beauty of our national and marine parks. In Australia we are fortunate to have many land-based sites where whales and dolphins come within metres of the coastline. The most popular spots In NSW, there are numer...

  • About Whales

    Whales are gentle animals that have graced the planet for over 50 million years and are present in all oceans of the world. They capture our imagination like few other animals. The largest species of whales were hunted almost to extinction in the last few hundred years and have survived only thanks to conservation and protection efforts. Whale species ...

  • Whales in Australia

    Australia is quite privileged when it comes to whales – over 50% of the world's cetaceans are found in Australian waters. According to recent estimates at least 45 species of whales, dolphins and porpoises visit or live permanently in Australia, including 9 baleen whales and 36 toothed whales species. The number of whale species found in Australia could even increase. Ongoing research ma...

  • Whale Rescue

    Whales often become entangled in fishing nets and marine debris or become beached, and require human help in order to be freed and returned to the sea. Whale entanglements Whale numbers are making a gradual recovery. However, this recovery is threatened by the growth in coastal developments, fishing activities, and other marine infrastructure, right in the middle of t...

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