Planning for the Eden Whale Festival is underway. The festival is traditionally held in late October, early November – right when the Humpack Highway brings hundreds of whales right past our doorstep, and often right into the port!

There’s no better place to have a close encounter with these magnificent creatures than during the spring in Eden, on the Sapphire Coast. Some whales have been coming into Twofold Bay for over 15 years and encounters often begin within minutes of boarding a boat and leaving port.

The whales can be seen also be seen from the shore, the 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 Eden Whale Festival is an annual event, highlighting the southern migration of the humpback and other whales.

For one weekend each year, the rich maritime and whaling history of this port on the Wilderness Coast becomes the centrepiece for a weekend that somehow seamlessly links all things whale. There’s a spectacular street parade, vibrant markets showcasing and selling the work of local artisans, great local food and wine, educational marine displays and presentations, quality children’s entertainment, live music and – of course – the best whale watching experience in Australia.

Visit – for a whale of a time!

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