Whale watching in Sydney: when and where

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Whale watching in Sydney: when and where

Sydney whale watching season is from April until November, i.e. then it is winter and spring in Southern hemisphere. From April to middle of August you can see Humpback whales going north to give birth and mate in the waters of the Coral Sea. In spring (September-November) Humpback whales are going back South to the Antarctic feeding ground for the southern hemisphere summer. Some kind of whales (Southern Right Whales for example) do not migrate north or South, they usually move along the coastline seeking places to mate and shelter with their newborn calves. There are more different kinds of whales you can see in Sydney, but they are much rear then Humpback whales or Southern Right Whale.

Bunch of companies (Bass and Flinders Cruises, Sydney Ocean Adventures and others) organizing tours for whale watching in Sydney if during whale migration period you considering go for whale watching in Sydney.. However you could consider whale watching in Sydney without boat. It is possible watch whales from the shore during nice and calm days. To have binoculars with you would be desirable. Best and easy accessible places are North and South heads. There are high cliffs out there and it makes very good place for observation. South Head is my preference, as there trail along the coast and you can walk almost all way down to Bondi Beach which Southern Right Whales like to visit from time to time.

Now when you know the best places, what about best time for whale watching ? I had the same question couple months ago, so decided to do some research and find out whales sightings in the past. I checked whale sightings for the last three years and put into whales sightings in Sydney chart. It is clear visible two peeks in the season. Particularly these peaks were clear last (2008) year. In June/July Humpback whales migrates North for breeding. From end of September until December they are going back South. At this time of year females with new born calves normally are seen closer to shore. It is November now and it is one of best time of year for whale watching in Sydney.

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