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Bondi whale watching spots

May 18, 2016  ·  3 min read

By Amy Wisemantel.

Although by all means the weather should be cooling off by now, Mother Nature has been sweet to us and bestowed upon us with her magical powers some more sunshine to play with here at Bondi.

If you’re looking for a change from the beach scenery, and fair enough cause playing in those sweet waves for a while does tire you out, lace up those Nikes and take a walk, a scenic walk that could very well reward you seeing a whale or two. From April to mid August Humpback whales are heading north to give birth and mate in the waters of the Coral Sea. watching them breach, lunge and tail slap is an awesome thing to cross off the ol’ bucket list, so we’ve made a list of where you can do exactly that.

Bondi to Coogee Coastal Walk

A totally excellent walk on a regular day anyway, there are many an opportunity to see whales from all the vantage points there are on offer. Grab a coffee and plant yourself at Clovelly Beach, Gordons Bay or the Waverley Cemetery during peak whale season.

Ben Buckler Point

Located at Bondi, the chilled out grassed area is one of Sydney’s best-located sandstone rocky features for your whale watching adventures. Take a picnic or a few bevvy’s and watch those epic creatures make their way along the coastline.

For something different…

South Head, Sydney Harbour National Park

This spot is the most historic on the list and the views are out of the world! The South Head Heritage Trail takes you over the sea cliffs and loads you up with as many angles of the sea as you can handle. There’s also The Gap as well with its 360-degree views of the harbour, it’s not one to be missed.

Magic Point, Maroubra

As the name suggests, this spot is indeed magical. It’s a popular spot to see grey nurse sharks as well as whales and is a bit off the beaten track so you won’t find as much foot traffic as in Bondi. Admittedly it is a bit of a stroll to get to, but the cliffs overlooking the water are the perfect setting for your whale watching endeavours.


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