Courtesy NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service
Hallidays Point and the surrounding coastline provides some of the best whale-watching vantage points from lookouts, headlands, and foreshores.
Why is Hallidays Point the best place for whale watching?
Tanya Cross, Team Leader Environmental Services at MidCoast Council, explains “Whales migrate north along the NSW coastline to warmer waters from around late-April to August, where they mate and give birth before returning southwards from around September to November. The whale-watching experience is just magical, and the new lookout offers the perfect vantage point”.
This annual migration of up to 30,000 humpback and southern right whales provides plenty of opportunities for whale watchers to spot these gentle giants in their natural playground along the NSW coastline.
Where is the best place to spot these gentle giants?
The team at MidCoast Council, in conjunction with Hallidays Point Landcare, have completed construction of a new whale-watching platform at Black Head, making the most of one of the best vantage points along the MidCoast region’s pristine coastline.
A solid timber construction and a welcome addition to the Hallidays Point area, the new platform stands 4 metres tall to ensure the protection of its littoral rainforest surrounds and provides some of the best whale-watching vantage points from lookouts, headlands, and foreshores.
Access the platform via the street behind the Black Head Surf Life Saving Club (off Main Street).
How can I get the timing just right?
Don’t forget to download the free Wild About Whales app for real-time notifications of sightings nearby and more - www.wildaboutwhales.com.au/app.