Whale Watching in Byron Bay

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Kayaking with whales

From headlands and beaches to cruise boats and kayaks, the Byron Bay region is wonderful for watching whales on their annual migration along the spectacular NSW coast. You can even go kayaking with Go Sea Kayak Byron Bay or Cape Byron Kayaks to observe humpbacks.

  • Cape Byron Lighthouse Byron Bay
  • NSW Whale Watching

Spot whales and dolphins in the Byron Bay Area

Enjoy whale watching at Australia's most easterly point between May and November, when whales migrate in their thousands. The Byron Bay region, on the North Coast of NSW, offers excellent opportunities to spot whales frolicking around Brunswick HeadsByron BayLennox Head and Ballina.

Land-based vantage points include Cape Byron Lighthouse in the Cape Byron State Conservation Area. In Ballina, head for Lighthouse Hill and the viewing platforms at Angels Beach, Flat Rock and Skennars Head.

Rocky Point and the Pat Morton Lookout in Lennox Head are popular too. You can also take a tour to excellent whale-watching locations with Boomerang Bus Byron Bay.

Whale Watching in NSW

For the chance to get even closer to whales, Go Sea Kayak Byron Bay and Cape Byron Kayaks offer kayaking tours to observe these majestic mammals. You can also paddle up to dolphins in the Cape Byron Marine Park. With Sundive Byron Bay, you can view whales while snorkelling at Julian Rocks.

A whale-watching cruise with Blue Bay Whale Watching, Byron Bay Eco Charter or Whale Watching Byron Bay is another exciting way to experience these amazing animals up close. Some of the cruise boats have hydrophones that enable you to listen to humpback whales singing.

To see where the whales are right now in maps you can use the Wild About Whales app. This will also give you tips on how to spot them and the best vantage points.

  1. North Head walking track

    North Head walking track

    It’s a short, easy stroll on North Head walking track from the carpark down through a lovely section of endangered littoral rainforest to the mouth of Brunswick River. Tear yourself away from scenic ocean views and...

  2. Go Sea Kayak Byron Bay

    Go Sea Kayak Byron Bay

    Take the opportunity to kayak with dolphins and whales or snorkel over hidden volcanic reef with local green and loggerhead turtles in Byron Bay's Marine National Park.Go Sea Kayak Byron Bay are...

  3. Cape Byron Headland and Lighthouse

    Cape Byron Headland and Lighthouse

    The Cape Byron Headland Reserve is a State Conservation Area managed by the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service. It comprises spectacular sea cliffs, rare and beautiful coastal vegetation, spectacular beaches and...

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