Amaroo Cruises skipper Matt Coombe tells us his favourite spots around Forster to see whales from land.
You don't have to go on a whale watching cruise to see witness the humpback highway - although I highly recommend it! Check out my favourite spots in and around Forster to see these beautiful creatures from land.
1. Bennetts Head, Forster
Great viewing in the heart of Forster. It's easy to drive to, park and walk out onto the lookout.
2. Cape Hawke Lookout, Booti Booti National Park
This lookout is just 5 minutes out of town. It is quite a trek to the top - around a 20 minute walk up 420 stairs. The view at the top is spectacular and worth the effort.
3. North One Mile Beach sand dune, Forster
This is just around the corner from Bennetts Head. You can actually walk the path from Bennetts to the top of the dune.
This is especially good viewing during October – November when the whales come in nice and close to the beach.
4. Second Head Lookout, Forster
Another great lookout with easy access. It hugs into the cove allowing for a great vantage point for whales passing close to the shore later in the season.
5. Boomerang and Blueys Beach headlands, Pacific Palms
Some great vantage points just a short drive out of Forster. A great spot to watch whales and the surfers in the waves below.
That’s my top 5, but with the Barrington Coast's expansive coastline from Hawks Nest to Diamond Head, there are plenty of spots to see the whales passing by.
I invite you to join us for a cruise aboard the Amaroo where you can get up close and personal with these gentle giants.