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Whale Watching at Cape Solander

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Published June 29th 2012
If you are interested in whale watching and you haven't done this before, this time of the year will be a great opportunity – the northerly migration of whales begins in May and ends around the end of July each year.

High up on sandstone cliffs, Cape Solander of Kamay Botany Bay National Park in Kumell is one of Sydney's best whale watching spots to view humpbacks and other whales as they travel along the coastline. Kurnell is part of southern Sydney and is located 22 kilometres south of the Sydney CBD. So, it won't take you too long to arrive there.

Cape Solander High up on sandstone cliffs
High up on sandstone cliffs, you'll find breathtaking views

Cape Solander
Cape Solander Lookout, one of Sydney's best whale watching spots to view humpback whales

When we went to Cape Solander recently, we were lucky to spot a few whales after staying there for one and a half hours. So, it was really testament to our patience level. However, the ultimate joy and excitement of spotting the playful splashes of whales were worth the visit.

The lookout has a viewing platform with display of information on humpbacks and other whales seen in Sydney waters. When we were there on the recent weekend, 14 humpback whales were recorded between the morning and noon.

Cape Solander is a beautiful natural area, surrounded by water and sandstone cliffs. However, this unsheltered place can be quite windy and so make sure you wear warm clothes. Additionally, be cautious when you (especially for kids) walk along the area as the surfaces are uneven.

Cape Solander, surrounded by water views and cliffs
Cape Solander is beautifully surrounded by water and sandstone cliffs

If you have a telescope or a pair of binoculars, bring them with you to enjoy a closer look on whales when they come to the water surface to breathe. It's interesting and amazing.

Go check out there to experience a fun day. Happy whale watching.
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Why? A great lookout to enjoy whale watching - a rare opportunity and lots of fun
When: June and July are the best time of the year
Where: Kamay Botany Bay National Park
Cost: Free
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