It’s Whale Season

Posted 19th June 2016

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It’s whale season here in Byron Bay.

Whale season begins in early June and continues right through until October.
In June you can see the whales heading north to begin breeding and then we see them come back through with their baby whales around August.
From Byron Bay you can see Australia’s only white whale, “Migaloo” (Which translates in the Australian Aboriginal community in Queeensland as White Fella). There are many whale watching companies which operate out of Byron Bay.
To experience whale season in Byron Bay all you need to do is find a beach and being Australia’s most easterly point we are surrounded by magnificent beaches so you will easily find a viewing platform suitable.

Our suggestions are to take a walk up to the Cape Byron Lighthouse from Wategos Beach. This is a steep walk but is definitly worth it! Along the way you are sure to spot lots of wildlife including wallabies, rainbow lorikeets, dolphins, turtles and of course whales! When you reach the top head to the cafe at the base of the lighthouse and make sure you checkout “Larnie’s whale tally” at the cafe. This shows how many whales have been spotted passing Byron Bay so far this season.
If you decide to book a whale watching trip in Byron Bay ensure you book a trip with a guarantee sighting experience.
Some links for providers in Byron Bay can be accessed below:
Byron Bay Whale Watching
Blue Bay Whale Watching

If you would like to see the whales from a different angle:
Whale Watching in a Gyrocopter
Whale Watching in a Helicopter

Migaloo, Australia's white whale.

Migaloo, Australia’s white whale.

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