Whale Watching from a Kayak or a Cliff top Hike
Right now is a perfect time to watch Whales in Batemans Bay on the South Coast of NSW. Anyone can join a Kayak Tour or a Hike to witness one of Natures Great migrations.
Various Species of Whale migrate along our shores to the summer feeding ground of Antarctica
You can also witness Whale Migration on Region X Coastal Day Hikes
The best locations to see whales migrate are often from a cliff top along the coast, the Coastal hikes along Murramarang Coast are a great example of this, see the details here.
Get the APP !
A great way to keep in touch with the volume of the whales is to check out the NPWS Whale Watching APP called “Wild About Whales. The App allows you to post any sightings as well as view other people sightings so you can head to the whale watching hot spots by checking out the recent activity!
Whales in Australia
Australia is quite privileged when it comes to whales – over 50% of the world’s cetaceans are found in Australian waters. According to recent estimates at least 45 species of whales, dolphins and porpoises visit or live permanently in Australia, including nine baleen whales and 36 toothed whales species and with all the whales cruising along the NSW coastline, you can see we call it New South W(h)ales for a reason!
The number of whale species found in Australia could even increase. Ongoing research, may identify new species based on genetic information. A recent example of this is the Australian snubfin dolphin (orcaella heinsohn), which was classified as a new species endemic to the Australian region in 2005.
Whale distribution in Australia varies widely. Some species, like the orca, are widespread and found in all waters, while other species such as some beaked whales are much more elusive. In fact some whales are so elusive that the only information we have about them comes from when they become stranded.
Go on book a whale watching tour, hike or kayak from Batemans Bay Now.
You can View the Departure Calendar Here