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Join the whale migration and follow the pack in NSW

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Assistant Lighthosue Keeper's Cottages, Cape Byron State Conservation Area

The annual whale migration is well underway, and everyone is trying to catch a glimpse of the action!

Be it by viewing on a boat or land - one thing is for certain, the passing whales always draw a crowd, and the best seats in the house are at a coastal NSW national park.

For spectators, the whales put on a performance with mind blowing breaches, tail slaps, blowing and fin waves that see visitors return year on year to coastal tracks and cliff tops to follow their journey down the coastline of NSW.

Each year between June and November, NSW national parks welcome visitors from all around the world to see a plethora of whales including humpback, southern right, minke, and even sometimes blue, and orcas (killer whales).

The whales start their migration north from around June, and then start making their southbound journey between September to November.

During these times, the best land-based whale watching spots can be found in our national parks all along the NSW coast, stretching from Byron Bay in the north, to Eden in the south.

As well as whale watching, visitors can also get involved in other activities to experience in our coastal national parks, from bushwalking to Discovery tours and spotting a wealth of other marine and land based wildlife.

1. Cape Byron Lighthouse, Cape Byron State Conservation Area

Standing on the most easterly point on Australian mainland, you will enjoy some of the best views of the ocean and regular sightings of humpback whales at this very special vantage point.

2. Charles Hamley Lookout, Kattang Nature Reserve

You’ll be amazed at the breathtaking coastal views from Charles Hamey lookout. Watch the whales pass by during the migration. Why not try the nearby Perpendicular Point walking track while you are there?

3. South Head, Sydney Harbour National Park

There’s no shortage of lookouts at South Head. The Gap offers some of Sydney's finest views and fantastic opportunities for whale watching.

4. Mystery Bay Lookout, Eurobodalla National Park

Mystery Bay lookout is a great place to enjoy scenic views and seasonal whale watching on the south coast.

5. Wajurda Point Lookout, Mimosa Rocks National Park

Take in the exceptional ocean views and pack your binoculars to spot some whales from this exceptional vantage point.

Why not plan a trip along the NSW coastline and stay in one our coastal national parks? With a range of special offers for the whale migration it is easy to take a quick break and follow the whales on their migration. Start planning your coastal adventure and check out the special deals and offers located in one of our top spots.

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