Media Release – Wednesday 23 October 2013

The Eurobodalla Coast is currently in the midst of its whale watching peak with big numbers of whales currently off this stretch of coastline which runs from north of Batemans Bay to Narooma  on the South Coast of NSW.

“The waters in this region, especially off our famed Montague Island, are rich in krill making it a popular feeding ground for the whales as they head south,” said Lindsay Brown, Mayor of Eurobodalla Shire Council.

“From now until November, whales migrate with newly arrived youngsters nestling close to their  mothers, stopping in the warmer waters here for some rest, relaxation and of course for play time.

“With some of the best coastal vantage points in New South Wales, sightings from shore are often absolutely spectacular as the magnificent creatures breach and slap about or blow gallons of water metres into the air,” he continued.

Lindsay says the best close encounter is with a professional whale watching tour, with tours departing daily from Narooma and Batemans Bay. Humpbacks, Southern Rights and Orcas can be spotted, and the infamous second white whale, mini Migaloo was even spotted in this region from a charter tour off Narooma two years ago.

And it’s not just the whales who call this region home. Eurobodalla is a natural wildlife sanctuary famous for kangaroos and wallabies, seals, penguins, dolphins, turtles and a large array of bird life. With 110 kilometres of coastline, 83 stunning beaches, vast tracks of national parks and forests, four major river systems and the world famous Montague Island, Eurobodalla South Coast NSW  is nature’s own playground.

“Eurobodalla is offering some of the best whale watching opportunities in the world right now so we’d love to welcome more visitors here at this impressive time of year,” Lindsay concluded.

For more information on Eurobodalla or to book a combined whale watching and Montague Island tour, visit www.eurobodalla.com.au or phone the Visitor Information Centre on free call 1800 240 003.

Start your own coastal adventure at www.wildaboutwhales.com.au.  It’s the best way for you to learn about whales migrating along our coastline, and to find the best spots in our national parks to see whales and enjoy other great coastal adventures.  Share your whale sightings on Twitter with the @wildaboutwhales community using #whaleon, let us know via our mobile app, and check out where the whales are with the map on our website. Share photos and experiences on www.facebook.com/wildaboutwhales


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