The eastern coast of Australia is blessed with a little wild magic between April and November every year – the annual migration of (mostly) humpback whales. The gentle giants make their way up from Antarctica to mate and birth on the north coast and then head back down gradually giving keen eyes along the shore a spectacular glimpse as they go. One of the best spots to see whales during this migration is in and around the NSW south coast.
Pack your binoculars and set off for Kiama, the traditional lands of the Dharawal and Wodi Wodi people, this winter for unbeatable whale-spotting vantage points along a walkable 20 kilometre stretch that takes in staggering seaside views. The Kiama Coast Walk is broken up into three sections of easy to medium walks and can be tackled in parts or all at once. You can pop in to any part of the coast walk and find yourself adjacent to the whale's migration path as most of it skirts the headlines and shorelines of Kiama and surrounding towns.
What's a whale spotting adventure without accompanying snacks, activities and local gems to explore? We've devised an ideal itinerary around each of the walk's sections to help you extend your whale-lovin' day trip into a full blown winter weekend adventure. Here's how to make the most of a trip to Kiama and its gorgeous surrounding towns and waterways.