Where to see wild dolphins in Australia
There are many places in Australia to see dolphins in the wild where they belong. Here are some of the locations where you can see dolphins in the wild.
Visit any of these locations where you can see dolphins in the wild; exhibiting their natural behaviours, rather than unnatural circus tricks they’ve been forced to learn.
They are free to come and go as they please. And free to engage with humans on their own terms.
See dolphins in the wild
- Nelson Bay, NSW
- North Bondi, NSW (even Bondi in general, early morning)
- Julian Rocks, Byron Bay, NSW
- Noosa, QLD (at sunset, they’re nearly always there and, even better, if you go kayaking at sunset, you can kayak with dolphins!)
- Airlie Beach, QLD and throughout the Whitsundays
- Cruises from Cairns, QLD
- Rainbow Beach and Hervey Bay, QLD (remember: where there are whales, there are dolphins!)
- Adelaide Dolphin Sanctuary, SA
To Australians keen to see dolphins our advice is simple, see them in the wild – where they belong.
Help end dolphin captivity
Sea World on the Gold Coast is the last remaining dolphin entertainment venue to captive breed in Australia.
Captive dolphins can live for up to 50 years – which amounts to a life sentence in a small, barren, chlorinated pool.
We want Sea World’s 30+ dolphins to be the last generation of dolphins held captive for tourism in Australia.
Only a ban on captive breeding will help bring this about.