It’s that time of the year when those gracious whales start making their way up our coastline from the south to the north.
Below is a roundup of the best places to view these incredible creatures.
Don’t miss the incredible views from Redhead Bluff, a rocky headland boasting views that reach across the ocean and south over Nine Mile Beach towards Blacksmiths Beach and Swansea.
Ken and Audrey Owens Walkway
A community-created coastal walkway through restored bushland, the Ken and Audrey Owens Walkway is split into two sections, with one direction taking in Redhead Lagoon and the other heading to Webb Park. With a concrete and timber boardwalk suitable for wheelchairs and prams, this is a fabulous family-friendly option for those keen to catch a glimpse of the whales in action all the way down to Norah Head from the easily accessible viewpoint in the Owens Walkway car park.
You’ll find the Awabakal viewpoint along a walk through the Awabakal Nature Reserve from Dudley south, through to Redhead. The viewpoint itself offers panoramic views to the north, and the trail is full of spectacular wildflowers between July and October.
Caves Beach walk
A haven for whale watching is the picturesque Caves Beach walk which traverses the clifftops south from Caves Beach to secluded Pinny Beach in the Wallarah National Park. This is the best place to observe the northern migration between May and July, the trail featuring plenty of lookouts where viewers can enjoy a closer view.