Booderee National Park

Important COVID-19 update

Booderee National Park has a number of COVID-19 safety measures in place to protect visitors, staff and the local community.

For further information on Booderee National Park’s COVID-19 safety measures please refer to the COVID-19 safety webpage and check the entry requirements before visiting Booderee National Park.

Southern right whale Southern right whale

By the 1840s, southern right whales had been nearly hunted out and the whaling industry had collapsed. Populations of southern rights have been recovering ever since.

Today, scientists estimate that there are around 5000 southern right whales in the world. Southern right whales are protected throughout Australia and are listed as a threatened species under the NSW Threatened Species Conservation Act.

The southern right whale has two blow holes and produces a distinctive V-shaped cloud of vapour when it surfaces to breathe.

If you’re heading for a visit in early winter (June/July), don’t forget to learn more about whale watching at Booderee. Whale watching is one of our most popular activities. Head to the Cape St George Lighthouse or Governors Head for the best view of our migrating giants.