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Whale Watching Trail

Whale watching is an exhilarating experience.

The Legendary Pacific Coast is the perfect place to witness the wonder of the world’s gentle giants during their annual migration from the south to the warmer waters in the north. From June to November you can see these magnificent, and in some cases, endangered species from either land or sea.

Spotting whales is fast becoming a must do wildlife experience all over the world and you can do it at a variety of destinations along The Legendary Pacific Coast.

Many great land based whale watching sights can be found along the coastline, at perfect sandy beaches, on the top of towering sand dunes and rocky headlands and near coastal lakes and estuaries.

For a greater chance at sighting these splendid animals, take a cruise. Cruises offer the chance to see Humpbacks, Minke whales, Southern Right whales, Sei and Brydes whales as well as many other marine life. Operators constantly monitor the whale migration and provide the best views.

Our Whale Trail  highlights help you plan the best spots to see these wild creatures from land and if you’re lucky, up close and personal on the water. Visit a destination today for this unique natural experience.

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Trail highlights

Avoca BeachCrackneck Point Lookout, Wyrrabalong National ParkNorah Head LighthouseMunmorah State Conservation AreaWyrrabalong National ParkCaves Beach Coastal WalkWallarah National ParkJetbuzzNobbys HeadlandShepherds Hill LookoutMerewether BeachNova CruisesMoonshadow CruisesTamboi Queen CruisesImagine CruisesBarry Park Lookout, Fingal BayBoat Harbour HeadlandsTomaree Lookout at Shoal BayBennett’s Head LookoutTomaree National ParkMoonshadow CruisesBooti Booti National ParkYacaaba HeadlandSugarloaf Point LighthouseAmaroo CruisesSaltwater National ParkCrowdy Bay National ParkCrowdy Head LighthouseCrowdy Bay ChartersKattang Nature Reserve, Camden HavenCoastal Walk, Port MacquariePortjetJunk Boat CruisesPort Macquarie Cruise AdventuresMid North Coast Brochure DistributionReservoir Lookout, Crescent HeadSouth West Rocks Dive CentreThe Gap, Hat HeadArakoon National ParkFish Rock Dive CentreHat Head National ParkNambucca Heads HeadlandsScotts Head HeadlandSawtell HeadlandMuttonbird IslandLook at Me Now Headland, Emerald BeachMuttonbird Island Nature ReserveWoolgoolga HeadlandBongil Bongil National ParkJetty DiveCougar Cat Fishing ChartersIluka Bluff LookoutWooli Whale WatchingPilot Hill, YambaYuraygir National ParkReel Time Fishing ChartersBundjalung National ParkWooli Deep Sea ToursBallina Head LookoutBlack Head viewing platformPat Morton LookoutBroken Head Nature ReserveCape Byron Roving Ranger CartCape Byron State Conservation Area, Byron BayBlue Bay DiversWhale Watching Byron BayWatersports GuruCabarita Foreshore Trail, Norries HeadlandPoint Danger Lighthouse, Tweed HeadsFingal HeadWhale Watching