Celebrate with us in Eden on Saturday, November 1, 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!
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 FlorRead More
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 fRead More
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 timRead More
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 SRead More
It’s not every day that somebody proudly claims to be a ‘bodger’, but coming up at the Eden Whale Festival is a live demonstration of how to bodge and get away with it. The demonstration taking place at the Artists who Wood exhibition on Imlay Street is in fact nothiRead More
ARTICLE COURTESY OF EDEN MAGNET Call goes out to ride the “Capstan” The challenge is issued; do you have what it takes to enter the history books and become a winner in the Capstan Pull? Maybe you just want to win $500 or $300 for your community, business or sporting groupRead More
Venture down to Snug Cove on Saturday afternoon of the Whale Festival and you will likely be blown away by a swirling hurricane of unmitigated soul as Melbourne headliners Saskwatch step into town to front this year’s Whale Song. This band are festival darlings from the hip of MRead More
MEDIA RELEASE 12.9.2013 Artists Who Wood come to Eden The Eden Whale Festival has launched the latest instalment in its great program of exhibitions and competitions for the 2013 program. The Artists Who Wood exhibition will feature creations from local artists who ply their passion wRead More
The controversial Skywhale, created for Canberra’s Centenery celebrations by artist Patricia Piccinini, will float high in the sky above Eden for the duration of this year’s festival. The 34-metre long, 23-metre high hot air balloon in the shape of a whale creates interesRead More