Whale watching at Whalewatch Headland
Woolgoolga Headland in Coffs Coast Regional Park has sweeping views over the coast and Solitary Islands and is a prime whale watching vantage point.
Come and see the whales as they migrate past Woolgoolga Headland. Watch for Humpback Whales, Southern Right Whales and Bryde’s Whales. They migrate from Antarctic waters to the tropics to breed in winter and return to the Antarctic feeding grounds for the summer.
Best viewing dates are:
Northern Migration – from mid May for Southern Right Whales and beginning of June for Humpbacks through to mid-July.
Southern Migration – from mid-September through to November.
Solitary Walk – Woolgoolga Whale Trail
The National Whale Trail involves 11 sites around Australia with commanding views of our whales. This project provides funding to build viewing platforms and signs to inform visitors about whales and whale migration.
At Woolgoolga Headland the process will involve extending and improving the Solitary Island Coastal Walk with new trails, seating and viewing platforms.
There is a scenic walkway linking Woolgoolga headland to the Woolgoolga Beach with whale viewing opportunities. The Whale Trail will extend and enhance the existing Solitary Island Coastal Walk and connect with the viewing platform on the headland.