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Whale App

Use our free Smartphone app to get the latest whale sightings, record your own and learn more about these amazing mammals.

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Our NSW whale sightings map (below) is created from official sightings up and down the east coast by rangers, our conservation and tourism partners as well as you, our national parks visitors.

To start planning your next coastal adventure and to find out where the best spots in our national parks are to see whales and discover other great adventures, check out some of the top spots.

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  • Whales heading north
    Whales heading north
  • Whales heading sotuh
    Whales heading south

Ways to spot a whale

On land, from headlands and other strategic lookouts that allow watching from the shore.

On water, using vessels ranging from kayaks and sailboats through to fishing and custom-built crafts that can carry hundreds of people. There are also a great range of whale watching tours available.

In the air, offering helicopter viewing of species that usually stay some distance from the shore.

Our NSW whale sightings map (above) is created from official sightings up and down the east coast by rangers and our conservation and tourism partners as well as you, our national parks visitors.

You can submit a sighting to this map in three ways:

It will then be moderated by our team to ensure the validity of the sighting (and that it isn't a whale that was reported earlier). If it passes muster, you'll soon see your sighting on our map.