Shore based whale watching
Seeing whales from shore is a part of everyday life in spring, follow us on Facebook or ask a local for the latest sightings.
The bush telegraph (and social media) quickly spreads the word through our coastal villages (in Eden it is amplified by a siren at the Eden Killer Whale Museum) and you will often see groups of walkers and passers-by gathering at lookouts and beaches to enjoy the show.
Click on the map at left to visit our interactive shore based whale watching map and find a headland near you. Some sites like Short Point Merimbula or Kianinny Lookout, Tathra require nothing more than parking the car and getting comfortable, while others can take you on a three day walk through our unspoilt wilderness to Green Cape Light House.
What to take? Water, a snack, your camera or binoculars, a smart device (tag your posts with #sapphirecoast to share them with us). Wear comfortable clothing, with a weatherproof layer. Read more on planning your walk, and if you are bringing the kids, see our tips here.