Whale Watching in Jervis Bay


The crystal-blue waters of Jervis Bay are one of the best places in Australia to watch dolphins and whales. You can see the resident dolphins all year and between May and November, from shore vantage points and tour boats, watch majestic humpback and southern right whales migrating.

  • Dolphin & Whale Cruise, Shoalhaven
  • Whale Watching Huskisson, Jervis Bay

Whale Watching in Jervis Bay

The beautiful coastline in the Shoalhaven region on the NSW South Coast is blessed with many vantage points to spot majestic whales. Jervis Bay is one of the most popular spots, with spectacular headlands, and the Jervis Bay Marine Park is a haven for migrating whales and a home for dolphins.

From the Shoalhaven Heads in the north to Bawley Point in the south, there are splendid locations for whale watching. Crookhaven Heads Lighthouse and Penguin Head at Culburra Beach offer great ocean views. A short drive south is Hammerhead Point, near the seaside village of Currajong.

Whale Watching in Jervis Bay - Image; National Parks

Nearby are the sheer cliffs of the Beecroft Peninsula, a great spot for spotting whales as they migrate between May and November. You can drive along Lighthouse Road to Point Perpendicular Lighthouse, established in 1899 at the northern entrance to Jervis Bay, for more magnificent views.

Female whales with their calves have been known to frolic in Jervis Bay, and you may be lucky enough to spot them on the White Sands Walk. Boat tours such as Jervis Bay Wild and Dolphin Cruises Jervis Bay depart Huskisson for playful dolphins all year and whales on their epic migration.

Whale Watching in Jervis Bay - Image; National Parks

You’ll discover more magnificent ocean views from Cape St George Lighthouse, on the southern edge of the bay in Booderee National Park. Farther south are more headlands perfect for sighting whales at Mollymook and Ulladulla, where Ulladulla Fishing Charters offers whale-watching cruises.

Just north of Bawley Point, in the Meroo National Park, take the Meroo Head Lookout walking track to another striking headland to spot humpback and southern right whales. You can learn more about these marvellous mammals at Wild About Whales. You’ll find plenty of places to stay along the coast.

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