Celebrate the migration at Australia's premier whale watching destination

Exhibitions Competitions Special Events Saturday - THE BIG ONE Sunday - Discover Eden

Migrate to Eden on the Sapphire Coast from October 31 to November 2.

There’s no better place on the South Coast to have a close encounter with whales or combine adventure with a shore based whale watching experience. Our coastal walking trails, sea kayaking and day-trip opportunities are as plentiful as the pilchards on which the whales feed.

The festival enters its 19th year in 2015 and will combine art, street theatre, film, music, exploration, seafood and local produce along with good old fashioned festival fun.

If you love adventure in nature, keep the first weekend in November free.

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Meet the farmer on festival fundraiser cruise

It’s time to mark the change of season with a Farewell Summer, Bay Cruise on Cat Balou on Saturday, March 28. The experience includes world-class oysters opened in front of you, nibbles and beverages and those gorgeous 360 degree water views of Twofold Bay. Dress in your brighte
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The show goes on! Whale Song moved to Fisho’s Club

Whale Song SunSet Gig has been moved to the Eden Fishermen’s Recreation Club due to inclement weather at Snug Cove. The free program will kick off at 6pm as planned, with blues duo Doggn’ It and the Eden Marine High School All Stars rocking the stage before headline act Coloured Stone
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Geoff Ross: Eden bound on HMB Endeavour

Today’s whale report comes from a little further north than Eden.  Out at sea along the NSW south coast near Jervis Bay to be exact. We’ve just had a chat to NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service’s cetacean expert, Geoff Ross, live from on board the HMB Endeavour on its way to Eden
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Whale watching pioneers celebrate 25 years on the water

Rosalind (Ros) and Gordon Butt really know their whales. And with the 2014 whale watching season being their 25th out on the waters surrounding Eden, how could they not?! “We’ve had 80 odd trips out from the Port of Eden this season so far. And we’ve got a 100% sightings success rate,
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Festival highlights – don’t miss these!

Eden, the nation’s best whale watching destination, is counting down the final days for the 18th Eden Whale Festival, with special events starting this Friday morning. Australia’s best replica ship, HMB Endeavour will arrive at port on Friday at around 11am, after migrating south from
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Oyster Shuckers prepare for war!

Local oyster farmers have banded together under a new name, “Sapphire Coast Wilderness Oysters”, and will be a big part of the Eden Whale Festival on Saturday 1st November.  Oyster farmers will be on hand to offer festival-goers freshly shucked oysters from a number of estuaries along
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For the kids

On Saturday at Snug Cove kids can burn off their energy in the pop-up fun park, hang out at the small stage and watch shows and performances, head off on an hour long adventure to the HMB Endeavour or Davidson Whaling Station or engage their hands and minds with several workshops. If
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Discover Eden on Sunday, November 2

It’s all about self-paced exploration of Eden’s most special places, a way to relax and learn more about our heritage and culture after the non-stop action of Saturday’s entertainment and Whale Song SunSet music gig at Snug Cove. To make it easier to sit back and enjoy the views, the
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Whale expert joins Endeavour

Open to the public: Saturday, November 1 and Sunday, November 2, 10am to 4pm The Australian National Maritime Museum is delighted to announce that whale expert Geoffrey Ross from New South Wales National Parks and Wildlife Service will be joining the HMB Endeavour crew as a special gu
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