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Whale watching options from the shore

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Whale watching options from the shore

Hi,

We arrive in Sydney in tomorrow and are staying near Circular quay. If we decide not to take a boat tour for a whale watching, are there any good places for observation from the shore? Thank you!

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1. Re: Whale watching options from the shore

Sometimes you can see them of the Heads, try Watson's Bay.

The boats will guarantee a sighting whereas on the headland the whales need to come to you

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2. Re: Whale watching options from the shore

North Head is one place. You do really need binoculars to spot/watch them (and some luck) as they are usually some distance from the shore. A tip is to locate the whale watching boats after they leave the Harbour as they then give away the location of the whales.

Have a look at this site www.wildaboutwhales.com.au/whale-watching

Edited: 28 October 2013, 05:10
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3. Re: Whale watching options from the shore

Thank you both for your replies! We got to Manly today but didn't get to North Head lookout. We are taking a boat tour tomorrow to see whales.

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4. Re: Whale watching options from the shore

Any luck seeing the whales today?

I've seen them a few times while out in the surf at Bondi. Amazing I must say.

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5. Re: Whale watching options from the shore

Yes it was amazing! we saw a Humpback whale and her breaching calf outside the entrance to Sydney Harbour then two adult whales cruising south off Bondi beach after that they went quiet ..

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