Whale Watching in Byron Bay


Byron Bay and its surrounds offer many whale-watching opportunities during the annual migration season from May to November. You can spot pods of humpbacks from a headland or join one of the many unique tours operating in the area.

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Whale Watching in Byron Bay

Whale Tail Byron Bay

Imagine doing meditation at the Cape Byron Lighthouse, only to open your eyes and spot a pod of whales frolicking in the sea in front of you? The likelihood is high, given the excellent whale watching opportunities around Byron Bay and nearby Ballina and Lennox Head.

Cape Byron State Conservation Area is a known whale-sighting spot, especially the Captain Cook Lookout, the Lighthouse and the surrounding cliffs. In Ballina, head to the Lighthouse Hill car park, the viewing platforms at Angel's Beach and Flat Rock and Skenners Head for whale sightings. The headland at Boulder's Beach or Rocky Point and the Pat Morton Lookout in Lennox Head, with its views stretching up to Seven Mile Beach, also offer prime vantage points.

A whale-watching tour is a great way to find out more about whale behaviour. You can chat to the trained staff aboard a Byron Bay Eco Charter, which offers the chance to watch humpbacks and listen to whale song from their state-of-the-art vessel. Boomerang Bus Byron Bay, Blue Bay Whale Watching and Go Sea Kayak Byron Bay tours also operate in the area.

For more information on whales please visit www.wildaboutwhales.com.au

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