Whale watching at Head of Bight

The Head of the Bight Visitors Centre is located 15km east of the Nullarbor Roadhouse (about three hours drive west of Ceduna) and 11km off the Eyre Highway. The Visitor Centre has a cafe and gift shop, as well as toilets and picnic area. It is the entrance to a series of clifftop boardwalks and viewing platforms overlooking the Southern Ocean.

The spectacular limestone Bunda Cliffs are up to 120 m and are over 200 km in length, stretching all the way to the Western Australia border.

The Centre and lookout are open from everyday 8.00 am to 5.00 pm between 1 June and 30 October, and 8.30 am and 4.00 pm from 1 November to 30 May (excluding 25 December and Proclamation Day). Admission fees apply.

Southern Right Whales at Head of Bight take up ‘residence’ for five months, each year between June and October and generally remain within a 15km long section of coast.

The high cliff line provides fantastic views for the land-based whale watchers, and boardwalks are available at Head of Bight to take visitors to two main viewing areas, one to the east and one to the west of the main pathway. The boardwalk ramps are sloped for wheel chair access.

From the boardwalk you can marvel at the lopping, diving, spy hopping and slow motion somersaults of these majestic whales. See these magnificent endangered creatures mate and calve in the nursery waters or simply watch them arrive from Antarctic waters with humpback whales. If you listen carefully you may even hear the moaning of the Southern Right Whales as they swim within the bay.

The Head of Bight picnic area also doubles as an education facility with a number of display boards displaying the habits, behaviours and other scientific curiosities relating to the Southern Right Whale

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