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Top 5 Whale Watching Vantage Points in Sydney

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by Girlie Diaz (subscribe)
Part-time writer, full-time mum.
Published July 15th 2014
The best spot for whale watching in Sydney may be near you
The whale watching season in NSW is from 1 June to 30 November, and if you have not tried it yet this year, you still have plenty of time if you want to give it a go.

According to whale watching website wildaboutwhales.com.au, there are many great vantage points along the coasts of NSW to watch these gentle sea giants migrate north or south.

Sydney Harbour National Park
On top of the list is the Sydney Harbour National Park. Travel writer Annie Dang of the Sydney Morning Herald wrote that the Top 5 vantage points for whale watching at Sydney Harbour National Park are: North Head lookout, the historic Hornby Lighthouse, the Arabanoo lookout, the South Head and the Shark Island.

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The Arabanoo lookout at Dobroyd Head, photo from the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service.


Barrenjoey Lighthouse
The Barrenjoey Lighthouse headland in Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park offers spectacular views. It is a short trek up from Palm Beach of the soap opera Home and Away fame.

Cape Solander
Cape Solander is in Kamay Botany Bay National Park south of Sydney, which is another excellent spot to watch the migration of majestic whales.

Royal National Park
Heritage-listed Royal National Park near Cronulla south of Sydney boasts of towering sandstone cliffs along the Coast Track which has countless spots to stop and look out for whales passing by.

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Curra Moors loop track at Royal National Park, photo from the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service.


Wyrrabalong National Park and Bouddi National Park
The Wyrrabalong National Park and Bouddi National Park near Gosford on the Central Coast are also great spots not just for whale watching, but also for a quiet moment with nature.

For more information on whale watching around Sydney without the costs of a whale watching cruise, head on to the Wild About Whales website by clicking here. Alternatively, the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is suggesting a 6-day itinerary for whale watching, which starts from the Cape Byron State Conservation Area and ends at the Green Cape Lightstation Keepers' Cottage, a heritage accommodation with breathtaking views near Eden. Click here for details.
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Why? It's the whale watching season!
Phone: 1300 072 757
Where: Sydney and surrounds
Cost: Free
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