• Woody Head Cottages and Cabins Bundjalung National Park. JSpencer/DCCEEW
    Woody Head Cottages and Cabins Bundjalung National Park. JSpencer/DCCEEW

With thousands of whales currently on their annual migration along the NSW coast, now is an ideal time to book a whale watching getaway along our sparkling coastline in a NSW national park.

Check out these top spots to watch these majestic giants journey along the coast from the comfort of a seaside cabin or cottage.

Assistant Lighthouse Keepers’ Cottages – North Coast
Guests can wake up and watch the sun rise over the ocean from Australia’s most easterly point with a stay at the iconic Assistant Lighthouse Keepers’ Cottages in Byron Bay. The 2 semi-detached heritage cottages are perched on the headland at Cape Byron State Conservation Area with panoramic views of the coastline and lighthouse.
Guests: 12 (3 bedrooms, 6 guests each cottage)

Partridge Cottage and Geoffs Shed – North Coast
Visitors can enjoy a coastal escape at Partridge Cottage and Geoffs Shed, perfectly situated beachside in spectacular Cape Byron State Conservation Area. The retro beach cottage has been tastefully renovated and together with the studio shed, offer direct beach access, bushwalks and Byron’s dining options nearby.
Guests: Partridge cottage (2 bedrooms, 5 guests) I Geoffs Shed (1 bedroom, 2 guests)

Woody Head Cottages – North Coast
Guests can awaken to the sound of crashing waves and explore the unspoilt coastline of Bundjalung National Park, near Yamba, with a stay at Woody Head Cottages and Cabins. The retro beach shacks are nestled between the rainforest, river and beach, and are perfect for fishing, swimming, snorkeling or canoeing in the calm waters.
Guests: 6 (2 bedrooms in each cabin)

Davies Cottage – Barrington Coast
Guests can escape to the seaside beauty of Seal Rocks and stay at Davies Cottage in Myall Lakes National Park, near Forster. The cottage is set on the hillside with spectacular views of Boat Beach and Sugarloaf Bay with direct access to the sparkling blue waters.
Guests: 6 (3 bedrooms)

Seal Rocks Lighthouse Cottages – Barrington Coast
A stay at the idyllic Seal Rocks Lighthouse Cottages in Myall Lakes National Park will allow guests to enjoy historic charm with panoramic ocean views. Each cottage has been lovingly restored and offers stunning vistas, perfect for spotting migrating whales.
Guests: 20 (Head Keepers’ cottage – 3 bedrooms, 8 guests I Assistant Keepers’ cottages – 2 bedrooms, 6 guests each)

Depot Beach cabins – South Coast
Those seeking a relaxed nature-filled getaway can head to Depot Beach cabins, in pristine Murramarang National Park on the South Coast. The cosy cabins are located between gumtrees and the golden sands of Depot Beach, surrounded by coastal rainforest, and offer access to beautiful walks nearby including parts of the popular new Murramarang South Coast Walk.
Guests: 2 – 6 (varied bedroom configurations in each cabin)

Montague Island Lighthouse Keepers’ Cottages – South Coast
Visitors can immerse themselves in a wildlife wonderland at Barunguba Montague Island Nature Reserve and stay at the Montague Island Lighthouse Keepers’ Cottages, off the coast of Narooma. The 2 heritage cottages have been lovingly restored and offer magnificent sunrise views. Guests can enjoy being surrounded by wildlife such as birds, seals, dolphins and whales.
Guests: 16 (Assistant Lighthouse Keeper’s Cottage: 3 bedrooms, 6 guests I Head Lighthouse Keeper’s Cottage: 5 bedrooms, 10 guests)

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