The official whale watching season commences in a couple of weeks. In late Autumn the whales begin their migration for the winter to their breeding and calving grounds in the warmer waters, north as far as Harvey Bay, returning south during Spring.
Cape Byron is well known as one of the best vantage points, the Lighthouse offering the best view. The famous lighthouse walk is a two hour return adventure, known as “one of the best ways to spend a couple of hours on the States coast”, according to National Parks NSW.
The walk is a 3.7klm loop taking in views of Byron Bays stunning beaches, including Wategos, The Pass and Tallows Beach to the South. The hike will take you through rainforests and across cliff tops with stunning views out across the ocean and hinterland.
During the whale migration season make sure you allow extra time to take in the amazing sights of the humpback whales and also keep an eye out for dolphins, turtles.
For those who would prefer an easier walk you can park at one of the many stops and shorten the walk or alternatively parking is available at the Lighthouse for a small fee, but keep in mind it will be very busy during whale season.
If you are looking for accommodation in Byron Bay during the whale watching season look out for our Mid Week Special offers.
Photo courtesy of http://www.wildaboutwhales.com.au/