Whale Watching At Head Of Bight

Attractions Attractions : National Parks and Reserves

The Head of Bight whale watching area on South Australia's remote Far West Coast is famous for its land based viewing of the magnificent Southern Right Whale between May and October. Visitors follow a cliff-top boardwalk to a viewing platform from where migrating whales may be seen.

Other species occasionally seen include Australian Sea lions and the Great White Shark. The location also provides views of the Bunda Cliffs to the west and the giant sand dunes and long beaches to the east.

Head of Bight is located adjacent to the Yalata Indigenous Protected Area. The area is of cultural significance to Anangu and Wirangu people and other Aboriginal communities. It contains the traditional waterhole and meeting place called Illcumba.

Access to the Boardwalk and viewing platform is via the Interpretive Centre. The boardwalk and viewing platform is wheelchair accessible. Wheelchairs are available from the Interpretive Centre free of charge.

Eyre Highway
Nullarbor, South Australia

Disabled access
Toilet facilities on request.

Opening times
Monday: 8am to 5pm Tuesday: 8am to 5pm Wednesday: 8am to 5pm Thursday: 8am to 5pm Friday: 8am to 5pm Saturday: 8am to 5pm Sunday: 8am to 5pm Public Holiday: 8am to 5pm Christms Day: Closed Good Friday: Closed ...... Whales are seen between May and October. Restricted opening hours November - April. Telephone for more details

Admission Costs

  • Adult:
  • Concession:
  • Child:
  • Family:
    $35.00 (Permits are required at all times when on indigenous owned land. Please see website for further details.)

Prices valid from: 02 September 2011 to 31 December 2015