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Discovery Tours

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service runs Discovery, a carefully designed program to enhance your visit to your national park. Discovery walks, talks and tours give you a fantastic insight into the unexpected delights of national parks. Developed and led by specialist Discovery rangers, these fun activities will teach you more about the environment which surrounds you, and about the history which created it.

Whether you are five years old or 95, there are affordable Discovery activities for everyone. Most run during holiday periods, but some activities run throughout the year. Tours and activities can be tailored to suit the needs of particular individuals or groups, such as schools, social clubs and conferences.

During winter, there's some great whale watching tours for everyeone at your coastal national park. 

Whale Watching at Cape Byron Lighthouse

Come along and learn about the biology and ecology of whales and the research project on fluke identification being undertaken by Southern Cross University. After the presentations enjoy some whale watching with Cape Byron Volunteers and the educational whale trolley. Taking place on the 7th of October, bookings are essential and charges do apply ($8 adults, $6 child/conc) for more information contact (02) 6627-0200.

Montague Island tours

During the southern migration, whale watching on the South Coast heats up! Located five nautical miles off the NSW coastal township of Narooma, Montague Island is just 80 hectares in size but boasts an amazing diversity of wildlife and is also the perfect spot for watching whales head back to Antarctica.
A range of Discovery tours are available, with some of the best whale watching between September and October.

For more activities, visit Wild Wild World and search for an activity near you!

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