About whales

We are lucky to witness whales migrating past Sydney every year very close to the coast. The main species we see are humpback whales. They travel thousands of kilometres from early May to Late November between their winter breeding grounds along the East Coast of Australia to their summer feeding grounds in the Antarctic.

More than 30.000 humpback whales are expected to take part in this migration and every year should see a 10% increase in numbers as calves are born to the north.

Choose from the list below for information about their migration, how we find them, what species we might see and the research we are involved in.