Win a 5 night whale watching holiday!


This Spring, you and one other could be waking up beachside in one of Australia’s best whale watching destinations!

For 5 whole days, you could be day tripping in your very own hire car and experiencing the best of Merimbula and the Sapphire Coast. If you are heading to us from Melbourne, you can fly free with Free Spirit Airlines.

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Imagine whale watching from sea & shore, quaffing dozens of Sydney Rock Oysters, sampling the best local beers & testing yourself with our most adventurous guides. Or you could just hang out in your luxury apartment and spot breaching humpbacks and logging southern rights from there.

Merimbula Aquarium & Wharf Restaurant. Explore & have snacks on the house!

So why do whales love our patch so much?

It’s the promise of quiet bays to rest, the seafood buffet, and for some whales it’s the halfway point in their migration. Who doesn’t like a nice stop-over at that point?

You can be cruising among the whales within minutes of throwing the ropes at our village ports.  Sightings are guaranteed. Yep! This usually happens in September when the migration peaks but this year some operators are starting on August 19, simply because there are so many whales about!

Whale watching trips are defined by whale song, feeding and curious, playful humpbacks.

Be prepared, you may well be ‘mugged’ by a whale.

This happens! Curious whales come in really close to the boat to take a look at us. They swim around and under the boat, spy hop and chat amongst

Complimentary tutorial or portraits with Dee Gee’s Photography Australia.

themselves. At times like this, humans are encouraged to make as much noise as possible and the whales seem to like it!

There’s a chance you’ll see killer whales too. Wild orca hunted baleen whales here for centuries and you can discover how they teamed up with humans on the Killer Whale Trail at Eden.

You can combine coastal walks with spotting whales from shore. For a relaxed weekend stroll there’s dozens of short walks in our villages and national parks, but you can also stretch your legs on the longer Kangarutha Track near Tathra and Light to Light Walk in Ben Boyd National Park.

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Where’s Sapphire Coast? How can I get there?

Eden #1 Place to Watch Whales in NSW. Australian Geographic, 2016.

Best Places for Whale Watching in Australia.  Escape. June 21, 2017.

Top 10 Swimming Pools of the World, Yahoo Travel Inspirations, June 14, 2017.

Top Spots to Watch Whales in NSW. Wild About Whales, 2017.

NSW Far South Coast: memories are made of this. Traveller, June 2017.

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