Sydney as a city, has a lot going for it, which is why it is so populated, and if you happen to have a few free days in this unique city, you are in for a great time. As you probably know, the ‘Save the Whales’ campaign has been very successful and this means that thousands of Humpback Whales migrate between the warm waters off Queensland and their feeding grounds in Antarctica.
Whale Watching Vessels
These powerful little boats are designed for whale watching, with radar that helps track the whales as they make their way past the Sydney coastline. When you book a trip whale watching in Sydney during the months of May to August, you can catch them making their way to the QLD coast, which is their major feeding ground and also the place they breed and raise their young. When the calves are ready for the long journey to Antarctica, there is another watching window from August to November.
Recording an Amazing Experience
While there are no guarantees with whale watching, if you pick a date during the season, you are more than likely to have close encounters with Humpback Whales, so you need to be prepared with your camera and lots of memory. Keep your photo equipment in a wet bag, as it can get rather choppy, and with a little luck, you will capture some amazing footage of a massive Humpback breaching!
Booking a Whale Watching Trip
Many people, locals and tourists alike, love nothing more than a close-up encounter with whales, and if you were thinking whale watching is a one-off experience, think again, as more than half of the passengers have been before! Whale watching can be very addictive, which is great if you live nearby – otherwise you should experience whale watching at least once in your life.
A visit to Sydney would not be complete without spending some time at the iconic Sydney Harbour, where you can admire the magnificent Sydney Opera House and the Harbour Bridge, which is a real feat of engineering. This harbour was where the very first settlers set foot on Australian soil and is steeped in history, and you can dine in luxury onboard a cruise boat, taking in Sydney Harbour by night.
You can’t spend time in Sydney and not visit the most famous beach in the world; the surfer’s paradise beach called Bondi. Sunsets at Bondi Beach are something else, and with beachfront bars, you can enjoy your favourite cocktail viewing an amazing vista! This is a popular place for marriage proposals, so don’t be too surprised if you see a guy go down on one knee!
The Royal Botanic Garden
Right in the heart of the CBD, the Royal Botanic Garden is a must for any nature lover, and its only a couple of minutes’ walk from the Circular Quay. You can join in the walking tour, when the guide will explain the history of Sydney, while showing you some amazing plants and flora, then visit the Palace Rose Garden, where you can see some of the best roses in the world.
There are so many things you can add to your whale watching trip and make sure you book early to avoid disappointment.