Wake up with the whales

What could be better than waking up to the spectacular sight of a whale breaching as the sun rises over the ocean from the comfort of your very own secluded lighthouse cottage?

As whale watching season is already underway in NSW (May to November), make this your reality by staying in one of NSW National Parks and Wildlife Services’ unique lighthouse cottages. Offering unrivalled, panoramic ocean views from headlands along the stunning NSW coastline, they are perfect for a weekend of whale watching.

Byron Bay Assistant Lighthouse Keeper's Cottages

Cape Byron Lighthouse Keepers Cottages. Photo: D Young

Situated on the headland in the Cape Byron State Conservation Area - the most easterly point in Australia - these award-winning restored lighthouse cottages boast panoramic views of Byron Bay’s golden beaches, dramatic coastline and iconic lighthouse. Enjoy the spectacular sunrise over the ocean and regular sightings of whales, dolphins and turtles.

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Montague Island Lighthouse Keeper's Cottages

Indulge in a weekend escape with a difference by staying in one of two lovingly-restored heritage lighthouse keeper’s cottages on the unique wilderness sanctuary of Montage Island Nature Reserve. Enjoy the breathtaking ocean views from the cottages and spot whales, dolphins, seals and penguins on your island oasis.

A spectacular sight. Photo: OEH

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Green Cape Lightstation Keeper’s Cottages

Perched on the edge of a peninsula in Ben Boyd National Park, these three beautifully-restored keepers' cottages feature cosy, open fireplaces and charming nautical decor. Along with a fully-equipped kitchen, dining and lounge rooms, each cottage offers a comfortable verandah - perfect for whale watching and enjoying the fresh sea air.

To book one of these offers, or to view all coastal accommodation deals, visit www.wildaboutwhales.com.au.