Whales make their journey in time for World Oceans Day

BYRON Bay has been named as one of the eight top spots in NSW for whale watching by wildaboutwhales.com.au.

As Humpback whales trek up and down the NSW coast on their great migration this year, they highlight the importance of our oceans and the creatures within, from the smallest of fish to the mighty humpbacks, Environment Minister Rob Stokes has said.

The bi-annual whale migration was another reason to celebrate in the week where people across the world have marked World Oceans Day, as more whales mean more opportunities for people across NSW to share one of nature's most remarkable events, Mr Stokes said.

"From Byron Bay to Bateman's Bay, at Bilgola, Bondi headland or Bouddi National Park, locations along the coastline offer some of the very best lookouts to watch the passing parade," he said.

"The NSW Government is committed to making national parks more accessible and whale watching is a great way of encouraging families to spend time outdoors."

"As well as the whales, there are also seals, little penguins, dolphins and amazing sea birds having a coastal adventure of their own in the cooler months."

"A simple way everyone can make a difference to the quality of our environment is to help prevent litter entering our oceans, especially plastic."

More information can be found at www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au.