Celebrate the migration at Australia's premier whale watching destination

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

Celebrate with us in Eden on November 1 and 2, right when the Humpack Highway is full of hundreds of whales migrating south, right past our doorstep.

There’s no better place to have a close encounter with these magnificent creatures than during the spring in Eden, on the Sapphire Coast. We’ve learnt a lot about them over the years and encounters often begin within minutes of leaving port.

The whales can be seen also be seen from the shore, the Eden Killer Whale Museum’s whale siren will tell you when they are close… and while they frolic, the residents are busily putting on Australia’s premier whale celebration.

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The festival showcases the port's rich maritime and whaling history, alongside the celebration and discovery of our Wilderness Coast. There’s a spectacular street parade, vibrant markets, diverse artisans, great local food and wine, opportunities to learn and laugh, live music and – of course – the best whale watching experience in Australia.

Visit – for a whale of a time!


Raffle: Great prizes on offer

As you wander through the festival keep an eye out to purchase tickets for our raffle – they are just $2 each! First prize: A John Downton painting titled Mystic Mallacoota. Second prize: Replica model ship of HMB Endeavour, a great keepsake as the ship is in port for the festiv
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Wood smiths a festival feature

Woodworking competition – Open for entries. Exhibition – Festival weekend. Spoon Workshops – Book now  for festival weekend. Some of the region’s best woodsmiths are invited again to Eden for the approaching Whale Festival as the Artists who Wood exhibition and compe
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University of Wollongong Bega Campus gets onboard

The Eden Whale Festival has welcomed the University of Wollongong Bega Campus onboard as a key supporter for 2014. UOW Bega’s $2500 sponsorship is a first for the campus which has 150 students from across the shire, around 15 per cent of which are Eden students. The university which i
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Amazing feats at Le Petit Circus

Look for the colourful new tent at Snug Cove in 2014, inside you’ll find a circus. Le Petit Circus is an acrobatic, hooping, plate spinning, juggling, feast of the senses, fun for everyone. The artists join from around Australia travelling to perform at national events like Flor
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Defy gravity and soar above Snug Cove

Get ready to experience what it feels like to be weightless as you defy gravity above Snug Cove! In 2014 you and three of your mates will be able to soar 10 metres above the festival with Aero Bounce, a unique 4-in-1 Bungy Trampoline. It’s specially designed safety harness and f
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Eden named Australia’s #1 whale watching destination

The Sapphire Coast’s Port of Eden has been named the premier whale watching destination in the country! Australian Geographic today released a top 10 list, putting Eden at the top, and rightly so! The town’s many shore based whaling spots are steeped in history, from a tim
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HM Bark Endeavour sails for Eden

The world’s finest replica sailing ship, the HM Bark Endeavour, will be alongside at Snug Cove Eden on the first weekend in November as part of this year’s Eden Whale Festival. In port: Friday, October 31 to Monday, November 3 Open to the public: Saturday, November 1 and S
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