0.5km (one way) - 0.5 hour - Easy difficultyThe whole family will love this short and easy walk from Pretty Beach picnic area around the northern tip of Murramarang National Park. Pretty Bea...www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/murramarang-national-park/pretty-beach-to-snapper-point-walking-track/walking
Whale Watching in Shoalhaven
Whether you hop on a whale watching tour or bag a front row seat on a headland, the stunning Shoalhaven region on NSW's south coast is one of the best regions to spot passing humpbacks during the season from May to November.
Whale Watching in Shoalhaven
Keen to spot whales breaching, fin-slapping and putting on other acrobatic displays during their annual migration? The Shoalhaven region on the NSW South Coast is a good spot. If you're lucky, maybe you'll spy legendary white humpback Migaloo, first sighted in 1991 on NSW's east coast, and seen almost every year since.
To watch from shore, you can't beat the views at the Cape St George Lighthouse site in the Jervis Bay National Park, or on the cliffs at Point Perpendicular Lighthouse at the southern end of the Beecroft Peninsula. Females and their calves have also been spotted off Caves Beach in Booderee National Park and Hyams Beach in Jervis Bay in recent years, too.
Culburra's Penguin Head Lookout, with its views to Shoalhaven Heads, is also worth a visit and whales have also been sighted from the Ben Boyd Lookout on the edge of Morton National Park, and the Ulladulla Lighthouse in Warden Head Reserve. The MacDonald State Forest, with its views to Lake Conjola and a string of beaches to the south, is also a good spot to try.
To see whales up close, hop on a boat. In Jervis Bay, Dolphin Watch Cruises run tours on a catamaran with five viewing decks. And tours out of Huskisson with Jervis Bay Whales come with a guarantee: if you don't see whales, you'll get a free return trip. Further south, the M.V. Jean Marie in Batemans Bay and Ulladulla Fishing Charters in Ulladulla also run whale-watching tours for small groups.
For more information on whales please visit www.wildaboutwhales.com.au
Don't miss these natural experiences in Jervis Bay and Shoalhaven
1.5km (one way) - 0.5 hourPot Holes walking track is a short walk through stunted heathland to unspoilt coastline. With scenic views and picturesque places to picnic along the way, it makes ...www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/meroo-national-park/pot-holes-walking-track/walking
12km (one way) - 5 hour - Medium difficultyIf the scenic coastal views don't take your breath away, the steep climb to the top of the mountain will. Pretty Beach to Durras Mountain walking t...www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/murramarang-national-park/pretty-to-durras-mountain-walking/walking
9km (one way) - 4 hour - Medium difficultyPretty Beach to Pebbly Beach walking track is a great walk to exercise the body and refresh the mind. This long bush walk leads the forest hinterlan...www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/murramarang-national-park/pretty-beach-to-pebbly-beach-walking-track/walking
Snapper Point lookout shines in winter, when whales migrate past the Murramarang coastline and the crisp clear air offers unrivalled photography opportunities. But whales are only the first of several...www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/murramarang-national-park/snapper-point-lookout/lookout
1km (one way) - 0.45 hour - Medium difficultyThe rock platforms near Depot Beach, form part of Batemans Marine Park, and offer a rare opportunity to observe the fascinating marine worlds of ...www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/murramarang-national-park/rock-platform-walk-depot-beach/walking
0.4km (one way) - 0.16 hourEven if you are only visiting Meroo National Park for a few hours, you can't miss the spectacular coastal views from Meroo Head lookout walking track. It's a lovel...www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/meroo-national-park/meroo-head-lookout-walking-track/walking
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