Plan your next coastal adventure with Australia’s first official whale watching guide to New South W(h)ales!
Find where the whales are, submit your own sightings and share your coastal adventure with our social gallery. Learn about different whale species you might see and tips for spotting them, take photos and share them, use our maps to find the perfect vantage points and find tours and accommodation near you. You can also be alerted when they are sighted nearby!
This app is the official whale watching guide to New South Wales developed by the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service. It has been provided free of charge for you to get out and enjoy NSW’s coastal national parks during the annual whale migration season from May to November. Download it now!
We’ve updated the app to suit newer devices and fixed the iOS 13 compatibility issue.
Ratings and Reviews
As a visitor to the NSW coast, I found this app Interesting. Would be good to be able to set the time and date when adding a sighting, as it records when you submit it, instead of being able to put this in more accurately (busy watching the whale, not adding to the app, so recorded the sighting the next day!) Also an “unknown” or “not identified” category would be helpful for those who see a whale, but don’t know what species. Could ask tour companies to add to the database of sightings, as they spot them daily at this time of year?
Great to see free apps that encourage interest in our wildlife. Look forward to future improvements.
Needs a few improvements
Needs a few tweaks. When I’m asked if I want to “share this whale sighting”, I can’t move on unless I “copy to clipboard.” No option to cancel, even when I don’t want to.
Also, looking at offers for tours - they deliberately keep their prices so well hidden till the last minute that it’s annoying trying to compare costs, to the point I give up.
Would be nice to include day tours and boat trips in Sydney. Not only multi-night trips that require hours of driving.
And yes the app seems to crash a lot. Annoying
But it has great potential as is a good resource
Great seeing where whales are but sadly unable to post on iPhone
Great app though sadly not able to post using iPhone on IOS 13 - try and sight a whale, and after specifying location, when it goes back to the main submission page, the app crashes and quits.
- Office of Environment and Heritage NSW
- 52.3 MB
Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- © NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.