Whale watch­ing in Syd­ney

Hump­back whale mi­gra­tion sea­son lasts from April to De­cem­ber

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Bar­ren­joey Light­house

The most north­ern part of Palm Beach penin­sula has beau­ti­ful ocean views. A pop­u­lar at­trac­tion of this re­gion is Bar­ren­joey Light­house, a her­itage-listed build­ing that stands at 113 me­tres above sea level and is a per­fect spot for spotting whales. It’s free to en­ter the park on foot (park­ing fees ap­ply for cars). Bring wa­ter and a pic­nic.

South Head

Known for its steep cliffs, mil­i­tary his­tory and Hornby Light­house, South Head has no short­age of look­outs. The best spot for whale watch­ing is the Gap, an ocean cliff on the South Head penin­sula. Climb to the top to gaze over the Tas­man Sea and Syd­ney Har­bour. If you’re feel­ing ad­ven­tur­ous, walk the 1km South Head Her­itage trail.

Ka­may Botany Bay Na­tional Park

Lo­cated in the Kur­nell sec­tion of Ka­may Botany Bay Na­tional Park, Cape Solan­der is one of Syd­ney’s best whale-watch­ing spots. Named af­ter botanist Daniel Solan­der, the cape in­cludes an un­beat­able look­out and is a good start­ing point for a walk through the park. You may spot a hump­back as close as 200m to the coast.

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