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Whale Watching on the Barrington Coast

Follow the whale migration


Pack a picnic and watch the whales swim by. Whale watching season is an annual event where whales migrate north to give birth to calves in warmer waters. We start seeing whales as they head north from late April to July. Whales then start returning to the rich southern feeding grounds in the Antarctic during August to early November. The later the season, the greater chance you will see calves and more playful a sighting you'll spot. 

One of the best purpose-built vantage points along the Barrington Coast region’s pristine coastline, the Black Head viewing platform, is just minutes down the road from BIG4 Happy Hallidays. The solid timber platform stands 4 metres tall to ensure the protection of its littoral rainforest surrounds. Access the platform via the street behind the Black Head Surf Life Saving Club (off Main Street).