Take the family or become a kid again! The whale park is a great place to cool down in the spouting water. Surrounded by calm beach perfect for sun baking and deerskin fantastic kids playgrounds, it really makes for a lovely family day out. There is also the wading pool next door with its own small water slide.
While there, get the best fish and chips around at Grace's fish and chips shop across the road - the two person $14.50 deal is the best! Follow that up with a scoop icecream and you'll be very content!
Train stations are nearby and buses pull up straight out front. The whales run from morning until 6pm in warmer months and are closed for cleaning over winter. On a weekend the park gets very busy and while there are some nice shaded tables with bbq's to be enjoyed, you need to get there very early to be guaranteed a spot. Bring a picnic blanket though and there is plenty of shade around. Also on the weekend an ice-cream can parks in the carpark to round off the beach experience!