From early May through to July the annual whale migration passes through The Entrance migrating to the warmer waters of northern NSW, Queensland or the Coral Sea. Whale watchers can be seen along our coastline hoping to catch a glimpse of the Humpback Whales. Some behaviours you might see if visiting during the migration include spy hopping with their heads out of the water, flipper slapping, tail lobbing and the most spectacular site of all – breaches.
In the later part of September until the end of November, we are sometimes treated to the site of a mother Humpback Whale and her calf travelling close to shore.
There are many great whale viewing locations on our coastline within an easy drive from The Entrance which include Wybung Head in Munmorah State Conservation Area, Norah Head, Soldiers Beach and Crackneck Lookout in the Wyrrabalong National Park at Bateau Bay.
Other marine creatures can also be viewed from our coastline sometimes including Southern Right Whales, Minke Whales, Bottle-Nosed Dolphins, Common Dolphins, New Zealand Fur Seals and Australian Fur Seals. Marine mammal rescue and sightings can be reported to ORCCA on (02) 9415 3333. Information supplied courtesy of ORCCA.