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Whales are known for their migratory patterns. This year, from 11 August to 24 September a few are taking a detour. Discover all 30 whale tails along a 6km trail around Sydney’s Western Harbour waterfront. Seek them out via the Waterfront Whale Tale app that has wayfinding maps to help you on your treasure hunt and to collect great rewards and prizes for each tail you visit. There’s so much to see and do at Waterfront Whale Tales – come and explore, unite and delight in Sydney’s expansive and diverse natural wonderlands.

What to Expect



Sydney’s Western Harbour is a playground of diverse natural wonders and vibrant culture that energises you long after you’ve left. Get a taste of that energy through Waterfront Whale Tales because this is a place where unexpected things meet.

A place to DISCOVER 25 hectares of harbourfront parklands that meets a 24-hour economy. A place where the latest in smart city innovation UNITES with the oldest living culture on earth. A place to DELIGHT over a coffee or cocktails with a view you can just drink in.

Waterfront Whale Tale sculptures


With every Whale Tale that you visit, you can unlock valuable rewards offered by participating precinct businesses. Each whale tail sculpture features a unique code. Simply enter this into the Waterfront Whale Tales app to reveal the story behind each artwork and reveal a freebie, discount or prize. There’s also bonus prizes for completing each of the mini-trails and a Major Prize for spotting all 30 Whale Tales!

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Charity Auction

Love Whale Tales? Want to keep one?

You can! After the Waterfront Whale Tales trail concludes, all 30 sculptures will be offered for purchase at a dedicated art auction on Friday 30 September.

The net proceeds from the auction will go to The Kids’ Cancer Project.

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Our Partners and Sponsors

Waterfront Whale Tales is presented by the New Sydney Waterfront Company in partnership with global public art trail specialists Wild in Art and supported by Investment NSW’s CBDs Revitalisation Program. It is one of the first initiatives delivered by the New Sydney Waterfront Company, Australia’s first Business Improvement District collaboration.

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A Wild in Art Event

Wild in Art is the leading producer of spectacular public art events which enrich, entertain, inform and connect communities – giving people of all ages a voice through art.

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