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Whale watch Jervis Bay

Listed under Whale Watching in New South Wales, Australia.

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This coastline has been turned into a marine park to help protect the whale migration that passes through annually across the mouth of Jervis Bay and the resident ocean birds and pods of bottlenose dolphins who live here all year round.

Jervis Bay is on the Humpback Whales migration path and you'll sometimes get them resting in the shallower, protected waters of the bay. The Humpbacks pass by between June and November, but the area sometimes sees visits from Southern Right Whales, Orcas, Minkes and my guide said sometimes even a huge Blue Whale. When I was there I saw some playful whale antics, tale slapping

and breaching, but you can't expect that from every pod. Some that pass by are heading up to the Barrier Reef region where they'll give birth, so they'll be extra heavy and more serious. However you are fairly sure of seeing a whale, it's quite a busy area, but you will need to be patient and rely on the local guides and operators.

When you're done whale watching your guides will probably suggest you visit the famous Huskisson RSL or 'The Husky' as it's locally

called, a strange pub/bar with views affording another glimpse of the giant marine dwelling locals.

Written by  Frida Elba.

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