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NSW hospitality: Welcoming the whales

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Thomson Cottage, Cape Byron State Conservation Area

NSW coastal national parks: The best place to tick whale watching off your bucket list

A must do on any bucket list is experiencing the breathtaking sight of a whale breaching out of the water. Fortunately, ticking this off is easy in NSW, as there are plenty of prime whale watching vantage points in our coastal national parks that are unlike anywhere else in Australia.

Home to some of the most enviable whale watching in the country, NSW coastal national parks are the perfect location to see the annual whale migration which runs from June to November. The spectacular sights of the whales can be witnessed on the headlands of NSW for the entire season, with whales passing by during their southern and northern migration.

There are many national parks located along the NSW coast and they are easily accessible from many major metropolitan and regional areas. No matter what age or stage in life, visitors can pack a thermos, blanket and take their binoculars to one of the many magnificent vantage points. These pristine natural spaces are the perfect place to experience the NSW national parks hospitality reserved for the whales to experience in their natural playground.

As well as being amazed by the whale migration, there are a vast array of activities such as bushwalking, bird watching, photography and guided Discovery activities you can experience when visiting coastal national parks.

Rolling out the red carpet to celebrate the arrival of whales in NSW, there are a series of special accommodation deals and guided NPWS Discovery activities being held within NSW national parks, including whale watching for kids, headland whale watching with a Discovery ranger and discovering mysterious behaviour at whales on the move.

One of the areas that you can make your whale watching experience extra special is in Byron Bay and the surrounds. Why not stay in Thomson Cottage, one of the most desired retro beach shacks in Byron Bay, and watch the whales go by from your balcony? To celebrate the arrival of the whales, NSW National Parks are offering three nights for the price of two at Thomson Cottage - so get in quick to catch your firsthand glimpse of the whale action. While staying in the area, check out the special Wild About Whales Cape Byron Lighthouse tour where you can spot whales from an uninterrupted 360 degree view of the Pacific Ocean.

Tick off your whale watching experience from your bucket list at one of the top spots along the NSW coast and share your photos and stories with the Wild About Whales Facebook community.

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