Aerial footage of Cape Solander
in Kamay Botany Bay National Park - Sunrise March 2014
Want to go whale watching in Sydney? Cape Solander is undoubtedly one of Sydney's best whale watching spots.
June/July is the best time to see humpback whales as they migrate to warmer waters. If you're lucky you won't even need to look far -- whales have been known to swim as close as 200m from the coast.
Named after botanist Daniel Solander, Cape Solander features a lookout with a viewing platform -- the perfect vantage point -- along with information on whales seen in Sydney waters. Friendly volunteers are there to provide information throughout the season.
If you plan on a coastal walk through the park, then Cape Solander is a good starting point. It's also a great spot for birdwatching or simply gazing at the clear horizon.
Between May and November each year, humpback whales migrate between their Antarctic feeding grounds and the warmer tropical waters off north-eastern Australia where they breed. They migrate northwards between May and July, and return to the south between September and November.
Many humpbacks travel along the New South Wales coastline, and they can sometimes be spotted from the cliffs of Kamay Botany Bay National Park. Southern right whales and dolphins have also been seen around the park's coastline.
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