This whale was snapped on a Coolangatta Whale Watching tour.
This whale was snapped on a Coolangatta Whale Watching tour. Blainey Woodham

Tweed part of 50 best whale watching spots in NSW

A TWEED whale trail will be launched at Point Danger on Thursday to coincide with the start of the whale watching season.

The Whale Trail plots the 50 best locations to spot gigantic humpbacks on their annual pilgrimage along the NSW coast on land and sea.

Whale watching cruisers can also be exposed to various species of whales such as Minkes, Southern Right, Sei and Brydes whales, along with other marine life.

The expansive views offered at Point Danger sees the picturesque location feature on the list which has been compiled by Central Coast tourism and cruise specialists recruited by local tourism body, The Legendary Pacific Coast.

Legendary Pacific Coast (North Coast Destination Network) Executive Officer, Ms Belinda Novicky, said a new Whale Trail website at http://pacificcoast.com.au/trails-and-itineraries/the-whale-trail provides details of locations and tour operators, as well as their relevant contact details and information about whale watching season.

Destination Tweed's Marketing Manager Emma Cao said the Tweed was popular for whale watching as the region gave spectators twice the opportunity to see whales frolicking in the waters off the Coast.

"After heading past the Tweed Coast on their way to the warm tropical waters of North Queensland to calve, the humpbacks also pass by the Tweed coast on their return journey to Antarctica," Ms Cao said.

"People can see whales travelling both north and south on their annual migration.

"Whale season provides a unique boost for tourism in our destination during the quieter winter months."

Coolangatta Whale Watch spokesman Zac Hunt said there had been regular whale sightings off the Tweed Coast for the last month.



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