Crown Lands

Crowning whales on show at Crown land holiday parks


Media release | 9 June 2022

Crown land holiday parks along the NSW coast are offering winter holiday makers the perfect spots for the annual whale watching season.

There are 28 coastal parks located on Crown land in NSW which are managed by Reflections Holiday Parks, offering first class views of migrating whales.

Reflections Holiday Parks CEO Nick Baker said more than 40,000 whales  travel north along the east coast ‘Humpback Highway’ each year, and now is the perfect time to catch them in abundance.

Whale sightings are prolific from now until the end of July as they travel north to Queensland, and then again from September to October when they start travelling south.

“Our guests book with us to enjoy nature-driven escapes and right now our coastal parks, which span from Eden in the South Coast right through to the Byron Region in the far North, are providing pretty much the greatest show on earth,” Mr Baker said.

“With the last long weekend coming up until October, there is still time to book a spot at one of our coastal parks, enjoy absolutely unrivalled panoramic ocean views and treat yourself to a ‘whaley amazing’ display which always leaves our guests and beachgoers awestruck.”

Reflections Nambucca Heads Manager Grant Squires said return guests often come from the New England and North West regions to escape the cold and enjoy the whales.

North Coast Operations Manager Jennifer Scott said it was exhilarating to see the whales during her weekly coastal park visits.

“Our guests love them, and park staff have plenty of whale watching information on hand for those who want to get up close and personal.”

Reflections Holiday Parks host two-million-day visitors and overnight guests at its 37 holiday parks and 43 community reserves on Crown land, with profits reinvested in the 9,289 hectares of land that it manages on behalf of the people of NSW.

To book a Reflections Holiday Park experience and enjoy the whale migration, visit


Crowning whale breaches the water.
Crowning whale breaches the water.