The sun has set on 2016's whale watching season, and what an incredible season it was. Farewell, we'll see you and the giants of the deep next year.
From the mysterious Migaloo returning to our shores, to burping humpbacks, we've seen a lot of action during this year's annual migration. Check out some of the facts and figures from 2016's whale watching season.

The NSW Whale Migration: 2016 Season Wrap-up
There sure was a bit of traffic on the return trip down the humpback highway this year! Reports have come from all up and down the coast of calves and mature whales alike cruising playfully on their trip back south. Image captured by @markonorati off Sydney's northern beaches.
Byron Bay local and avid wildlife photographer, Sean O'Shea Art has kept a close eye on the whale watching season this year. Check out some of Sean's highlights right from his giant Byron backyard.
Visit ancient art sites and learn more about the rich Aboriginal history of the Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park with Guringai Aboriginal Tours. The story about the Guringai people and their connection with whales is a fascinating one.

The whale sized mysteries of Ku-ring-gai.
The Coffs Coast really is the coast with the most, and has been an absolute hot spot for whale watching this year. If you're looking for your next coastal adventure, look no further!

Plan your next coastal adventure
Caption this!

@jodie_lowe88 captured this calf showing off at Port Macquarie with this unique breach.
With the weather heating up, there's no better time to start planning that camping adventure! With crystal clear water, spectacular surroundings and only an hour from the Sydney CBD, The Basin campground is calling...

Pitch your tent at The Basin campground, Ku-ring-gai Chase
Just because the whale watching season is coming to an end, doesn't mean the humpbacks are kicking back! The whales have been very active on their southern migration.

Instagrammer @lexilees3 captured these amazing Humpbacks off Conjola National Park, Bendalong.
With views this incredible, it's no wonder the likes of Imeson (pictured), Partridge and Thomson Cottage in Byron Bay book out so quickly! Get in now to snap up a cottage for next year's whale migration.

Book a stay in Cape Byron State Conservation, Byron Bay
Narooma, on the NSW far south coast, is said to get it's name from the Aboriginal word meaning 'clear blue waters'. Perfect conditions for whale watching! Image by @thewandergrapher.
Nestled right between the beach and the bush, Depot Beach cabins make for the perfect coastal getaway. Relax in the comfort of your own cabin as whales migrate past the incredible NSW south coast.

Book a stay at Depot Beach cabins, Murramarang National Park
The beautiful Bondi Beach attracts tourists from all reaches of the globe. Some even as far as the Antarctic...

Image via Manly Ocean Adventures
'Oh hey there! I'm just chillin' What a fantastic breach captured by Wayne Reynolds from Merimbula Marina!
There's record numbers of whales swimming past the NSW coast during their southern migration and Jervis Bay is no exception! Emma English Photography captured these breathtaking pics on board Dolphin Watch Cruises - Jervis Bay.
Go in the draw to win one of four amazing prizes by voting for Wild About Whales in the Peopleโ€™s Choice category of the 2016 NSW Tourism Awards.

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You don't need wings to fly... just the strength of a humpback! Roar Media Group put together this epic video of some slow-motion splashing as the whales head south passed Woolgoolga, on the Coffs Coast. #Coffs4Whales
The suns out, time to work on the tan! โ˜€ Captured off Hornby Lighthouse, South Head, Sydney Harbour National Park aboard the Fantasea Cruising Sydney's whale watching vessel.
Experience the largest whale watching celebration of the year, the Eden Whale Festival between 28-30 October. The festival blends whale watching from sea to shore with family entertainment and immersive tours around the town, and on the water.

Wild About Whales NSW
The Legendary Pacific Coast offers multiple opportunities to witness the wonder of the worldโ€™s gentle giants during their annual migration from May to November. Choose from breathtaking cliff tops, stunning beaches, and relaxing picnic areas overlooking the oceans along the NSW north coast. Follow The Legendary Pacific Coastโ€™s Whale Watching Trail and enjoy observing these mammals before they...
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Whale Watching Trail - The Legendary Pacific Coast