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.

Interactive map: Shore based whale watching

shore based whale watching, mapThe 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.


Experience nature in unbridled coastal wilderness, from Bermagui to Eden on the Sapphire Coast.

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