NSW National Parks marks start of whale watching season

The NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service has marked the start of the whale watching season with a stunt held at Circular Quay which saw “humpback whales” being led by local national parks staff on the Sydney leg their migration north.

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service, Mumbrella

The activity, led by Starr Public Relations, coincides with NSW National Parks’ launch of its new website Wild About Whales. Digital PR and social media activity is being managed by House Party PR.

The site provides people with information such as whale sightings, tours, events and activities taking place in and around national parks and marine parks, conservation initiatives, news and photos.

Geoff Ross, wildlife management officer and coordinator, marine fauna programs for NSW National Parks, said: “June 1 marks the official start of the whale watching season in NSW, but whales are often seen as early as April and their return to Sydney each year is cause for celebration.”

The new website, created by Hothouse, also lists the best spots to watch whales from the shore during whale season:

  • Cape Byron Lighthouse in Cape Byron State Conservation Area
  • Illuka Bluff lookout in Bundjalung National Park near Lismore
  • Muttonbird Island Nature Reserve in Coffs Harbour
  • Smoky Head in Hat Head National Park on the Coffs Coast
  • Crackneck Lookout in Wyrrabalong National Park on the Central Coast
  • Barrenjoey Head in Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park in Sydney’s north
  • North Head in Sydney Harbour National Park
  • Cape Solander in Kamay Botany Bay National Park
  • Jervis Bay National Park on the south coast
  • Red Point in Ben Boyd National Park in Eden

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service, Mumbrella


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