Nature on our doorstep

We are spoilt for choice when it comes to beautiful natural landscapes in Culburra Beach and Orient Point, and we recommend doing as locals do by following your nose to the best protected spot on beach or bay according to the conditions of the day.  

But there are also guided tours and organised wildlife information sessions you can enjoy during the festival, including a popular Lake Wollumboola walking tour by the incredibly knowledgeable Lake Wollumboola Protection Association Incorporated.

Discover some mind-blowing facts about the extraordinary migratory seabird species that call our wetlands home for breeding season, or discover what makes this Intermittent Opening and Closing Lake (ICOL) globally unique.

> Lake Wollumboola foreshore. Picture courtesy of
Lake Wollumboola Protection Association Inc.

Whale migration

September is also a great time to spot whales on their southern migration from the twin headlands at Crookhaven Heads or Penguin Head lookouts.

If you’re lucky, you might find a mother humpback and her new whale calf sheltering in the safe harbour of Culburra Beach or Warrain Beach, for a wildlife encounter that many would spend hundreds of dollars on!

You will find helpful information signage on both headlands, so take yourself on a self-guided tour and try your luck spotting one of these majestic creatures.

Ride and tide

We also have a range of bike trails suitable for all levels of experience around Culburra, Greenwell Point, Callala Bay and Currarong, from gnarly bush tracks designed for mud-encrusted mountain bikes to cruisier street routes perfect for sight-seeing at a slower pace.

Biking is also a safe and sustainable way of navigating the festival’s multiple hubs, so get pedalling!

More nature tour activities and information to come in the 2022 program — subscribe and stay tuned!