Whale Watching Around Newcastle
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It's whale watching season! Newcastle is a great place to spot whales between May to November each year as the east coast of Australia becomes a humpback highway. They start by heading north to give birth and then make their way back down to Antarctica with their calves.
They can easily be spotted, even from the beach, if you know what to look for. We recommend finding a high vantage point where you can sit and spend time looking for the tell-tale spouts of water rising up from the ocean, or great big splashes as they flap their tails or fins.
Whale watching around Newcastle is easy in places like the Anzac memorial walk at Bar Beach, Redhead bluff and Boat Harbour in Port Stephens. They offer great views over the ocean so bring your binoculars and settle in for some whale spotting.
You can also get even closer by going on a whale watch cruise. There are some that depart from Newcastle Harbour as well as from Port Stephens, around 1 hour's drive from Charlestown. The amazing crew at Coast XP offer some great whate watching tours from the Newcastle CBD.
Newy With Kids has a great post all about where to see whales across Newcastle, Lake Macquarie and Port Stephens. Follow the link to find out more.