About us

Welcome to Wild About Whales and discover the underwater wonders of New South Wales!

Wild About Whales aims to inform and educate about whales, as well as provide you with opportunities to engage with these amazing animals. There are many ways to enjoy the site; for example you can check out information on daily sightings, learn interesting whale facts, discover the best watching spots or share experiences and sightings via social media. You can also become a volunteer, donate to whale-related conservation projects or go on a Discovery tour to learn more about whales. We hope you have a great time.

The NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service

Wild About Whales is a campaign website run by the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS), which is part of the NSW Department of Environment, Climate Change and Water (DECCW).

NPWS was established in 1967 to administer a fledgling system of national parks and has since expanded to manage and conserve almost 800 parks and reserves – more than 6.6 million hectares – including rainforests, beaches, alpine areas, vast wilderness areas, marine parks and places of cultural and historic significance.

NPWS also administers more than 2,000 leases, subleases, licences, easements and contracts with local government bodies and the private sector, including some 200 licensed commercial tour operators who help NPWS to provide visitors with a wide range of unique park experiences.

New South Wales national parks are enjoyed by millions of local, domestic and international visitors each year, placing them among the State’s most significant nature-based tourism and recreation destinations.

More information is available in the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service website. 

  • NSW Government
  • National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW