New season 2017 of whales watching coming.
In May Humpback Whales begin passing by Sydney on their Northern Migration coming from antarctic waters in the south. By early August these whales have moved onto their breeding grounds up north around the equator. On the northern Migration we see a lot of breaching whales and active males showing their dominance to impress females for mating. Whales can be seen in Sydney during City tour http://www.sydneytourguide.com.au/tour30.aspx or can be seen in Port Stephens during Nature Tour http://www.sydneytourguide.com.au/tour26.aspx . Last option is more preferable because of better opportunity for whales watching.
Vivid Sydney 2017 - Friday 26 May to Saturday 17 June
Vivid Sydney is a unique annual event of light, music and ideas, featuring an outdoor 'gallery' of extraordinary lighting sculptures, a cutting-edge contemporary music program, some of the world's most important creative industry forums and, of course, the spectacular illumination of the Sydney Opera House sails.
The multi-award-winning winter festival of light, music and ideas returns to illuminate Sydney with exciting new precincts to explore, mesmerising new light art to inspire and plenty of entertainment for everyone. This spectacular festival has grown into the largest of its kind in the world. In 2017, Vivid will be bigger and better than ever, offering an expanded program of multi-genre music, more stimulating ideas from global thinkers and creators, plus dazzling light art across the city. Join in the fun and experience it for yourself!
Humpback Whales are the most watched species for us with about 20.000 animals passing Sydney each year. Humpback Whales travel thousands of kilometers from early May to Late November, between their winter breeding ground to their summer feeding ground along the East Coast of Australia. We are lucky enough to witness one of the longest whale migrations in the world off the coast of Sydney.
We suggesting tourists to combine half day Sydney private tour and 2 hours humpback whales cruise on new high speed boat with only small group sizes to view the whales on open waters near Sydney harbour coast.