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The Byron Bay Experience: Whale Watching Season

21.02.2017 at 18:09

Between June and November, Humpback Whales can be spotted migrating using land markers to assist with navigating their long journey. These beautiful creatures stay relatively close to the coastline allowing for tourist and locals to view them from some beautiful vantage points on shore as well as on tours operated from Byron Bay.

There are a number of great spots on the coastline in Byron Bay that allow for a fantastic view of the whales passing off shore. These vantage points up and down the north eastern coast would be great for a picnic and to explore the beautiful landscape! Here are the most popular places:

  • Cape Byron Lighthouse, Byron Bay
  • Captain Cook Lookout, Byron Bay
  • Julian Rocks, Byron Bay
  • Lighthouse Hill, Ballina
  • Angels Beach, Ballina
  • Flat Rock, Ballina
  • Skenners Head, Ballina
  • Rocky Point, Lennox Head
  • Pat Morton Lookout, Lennox Head

Watching whales in Gold Coast

If being a little more up close and personal with the whales seems to be more your style; there are a number of Kayaking and Diving tours that you can also take to closely observe these majestic creatures. Check out Cape Byron Kayaks ( or Sundive Byron Bay ( Cape Byron Marine Park ( also offer paddle sessions with Dolphins!

There are also a number of Whale Watching cruises available. These often come with a guarantee whale sighting, lunch and photos of the day! These tours leave from a variety of places and also have a guide that is full of handy information about these beautiful oceanic giants.

Whales in Gold Coast

Here are the links to a couple of tour groups that we would recommend:

While it’s great to experience this just once in a lifetime – we know that some of you may want to do this every day! So why not build a career in Australian tourism by joining the crew and taking people on the experience of a lifetime? If this is the kind of job you could see yourself in, then let us know here at Envirotech and we can assist you in building your resume and setting up an interview with one of the many tourist operators that are located in Byron Bay!


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