Sydney whale watching
Whether you’re a tourist looking to catch your first glimpse of a whale, or even if you’re a Sydney local looking for an exciting new activity, we have researched the best times to spot these beautiful animals in Sydney.
From April to November you'll have the best chance of spotting whales off the coast of Sydney.
Beginning in April, humpback whales migrate from the cold Antarctic waters up to the warm South Pacific each year to give birth, as the warmer water is more suitable to newborn calves. Southern right whales are also commonly seen in Australian waters. They make their return journey as late as November.
During the 5,000 kilometre journey, whales pass along Australia's coasts - including the New South Wales coast near Sydney.
Getting out onto the water is the best way to see whales in Sydney, as the ship can more easily move to different locations along the coast and travel offshore and you'll have the expertise of onboard guides.
However, if you're not keen on a boat tour, there is the chance to see whales from the shore.
These spots are free to visit and are high above the water, offering a better view into the distance.
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