Whale Season is June – October
The Head of Bight Visitor’s Centre and cliff top viewing platforms provide an excellent vantage point from which to watch the Southern Right Whales. The whales arrive at the Head of the Bight from late May until October to birth, mate and socialise.
Facilities at the Head of Bight Visitor’s Centre include toilets, sheltered information gazebo, walkways, small cafe and large viewing platforms. While binoculars are not required, some visitors enjoy being able to get a close-up view.
In order to maintain the Visitor’s Centre, there is a fee of approximately $15 per person to access the viewing platforms, which provide the best view of the whales. Payment can be made at the Visitor’s Centre upon arrival. No booking is required, although you may wish check the Visitor Centre website for current prices and whale numbers.
We recommend you bring a hat, sunscreen, drinking water and a jacket – as even on warm sunny days the wind can be quite cold. Throughout the whale-watch season, extremes of climate are often experienced. Being prepared will ensure you have a more pleasant time.