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National Dolphin and Whale Watching Guidelines

Dolphins and whales are protected under the Australian Government’s Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation (EPBC) Act 1999. see more information

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2011 Jervis Bay Whale Festival Events


4th June World Environment Day
The Lady Denman Heritage Complex Dent Street Huskisson
9:00am – 3:00pm

Join us in Jervis Bay to celebrate this global day for positive environmental action. NO WASTE DAY (Huskisson is Plastic Bag Free) REDUCE - Bring your own bags, REUSE - your refillable water bottles, RECYCLE - choose the right bin for disposal of waste. MAKE IT - BAKE IT - SEW IT - GROW IT


4th June Sea of Whale Tails
The Lady Denman Heritage Complex Dent Street Huskisson
9:00am – 3:00pm
"A Sea of Whale Tails" again this year to celebrate World Environment Day & World Ocean Day and the 3rd birthday of Muriyira, our Shoalhaven Whale.


June Marine Mammal Research

On the waters of Jervis Bay collecting of data on marine life on our coast, focusing on the migration of the humpback whales that pass Jervis Bay & the resident bottlenose dolphin population.
Book NOW Limited spots, this is a great oppertunity for you to come onboard with Marine Mammal Research to assist in collecting of data.


25th June GET YOUR PADDLE ON
THE WATER FOR WHALES

The waters at Huskisson in Jervis Bay will be bubbling with paddlers taking to the water to
show their support for whales.

The call out to all PADDLERS to get your Kayaks, stand up paddleboards, surfboards, body board
or anything that floats.

Get involved bring a friend and join us for a morning paddle on the Jervis bay. Register on the morning for the paddle out and you could win great prizes.

Where: White sands park (south end at Sharknet beach) Bowen & Duncan St, Huskisson.
Time: 8:30am, Muster on the beach.
9:00am, Paddle Out.
9:40am, Group photo at Tapalla point “Husky Bombora”


National Whale Day is held annually by IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare) a day for all Australians to celebrate their passion for whales.



26th June Whale Census Day

Old Lighthouse Booderee National Park, Jervis Bay.
Time: 8:30am-3:00pm

Each year Booderee National Park and the public count the Humpback and Southern Right whales as they begin their annual northern migration. You can get involved.

Over 1000 whales were sighted on last years Whale Census Day from all over Australia. Jervis Bay counted 60. You can get involved too. It is free to take part & a great way for the whole family to be involved in whale research.Booderee National Park will have activities for the kids. Billy tea & damper will also be available.