Port Stephens Whale Watching

Port Stephens Whale Watching


Between the months of May and November, the waters off Australia’s eastern coast is the place to be. The mighty and migrating humpback whales will be making their annual charge. This charge comes from the icy arctic waters to Australia’s (New South Wales) warm seas. One of the very best locations for viewing such action is right in Port Stephens, Australia.

To begin, Port Stephens is a water lovers paradise. It has became one of the area’s hottest tourist spots as it offers numerous outdoor, water related activities. This includes:

  • Parasailing
  • Fishing
  • Scuba Diving
  • Kayaking
  • Cycling
  • Bushwalking
  • And many more

The precise location of (PS) makes it great for whale watching as it juts out into the sea. Some 15,000 or more humpbacks flow through the pristine warm waters of this huge bay. During this time, the mighty beasts seem to use this particular spot as mating ground and Australia’s Great Barrier Reef is a natural beacon.


Where in Port Stephens are the best places to see whales?


Being located in an area that’s known as the Pacific Coast, Port Stephens is basically one huge harbour. Land based whale watching fun and free of charge, if you know where to go. First things first, get your binoculars, but here are a few land based areas for great viewing.

  • Fishermans Bay
  • Fingal Bay (Barry Park)
  • Tomaree Headland
  • Stockton Beach
  • Boat Harbor Headland

A great way of knowing that a whale is present is to look for pectoral fin waves, v-shaped spray puffs, body rolls and tail slaps. The sight is simply stunning to the naked eye as you’ll see nature in its original form. For an even more up close and personal viewing, there are a number of ocean tours such as Moonshadow-TQC Cruises, Imagine Cruises and others. Whether you’re here for a weekend get-a-way, or you’re planning a week long stay, the chances of you seeing the mighty humpback whales are extremely high.

Port Stephens is setting new trends, and it’s changing the status quo for what family entertainment truly is. The only thing left to do is to book your next trip.