Dolphin and whale watching


Byron Bay is Australia's most eastern point, making Cape Byron Marine Park one of the best places to see whales and dolphins.

  • Whales and dolphins can be seen on organised tours, from Cape Byron, Broken Head and Lennox Head, or from private vessels.
  • The viewing platform at Cape Byron is one of the best on-land vantage points for watching the annual humpback whale migration (and dolphins and other marine life).
  • The marine park is an important habitat for humpbacks whales. These mammals travel north from their Antarctic feeding grounds between May and July to have their calves in the warm tropical waters of the Coral Sea (around the Great Barrier Reef). They head back to Antarctic waters with their young from August to November.
  • Bottlenose, Indian Ocean humpback, and common dolphins are permanent residents or regular visitors to the park. Wategos and Little Wategos beaches are great spots to dolphin watch.
  • Visit NSW Department of Planning, Industry & Environment and Wild About Whales for more information about whales and whale watching.
  • Visit the NSW Destination website for more visitor information.

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