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 Humpback 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 or watch them from shore than during the spring in Eden, on the Sapphire Coast.

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Oyster Shuckers prepare for war!

Bega Coast Oysters will run an oyster shucking competition on Saturday November 1 as part of the Eden Whale Festival. The event will pit the industry against each other in what will be a bloody and bruising encounter. Amateurs are welcome too! According to organiser and local oyster f
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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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Anna Warren: A woman of the sea

See our exhibitions program here Anna Warren is one of those women you could talk to for hours. She has so many stories to share that are both interesting and inspirational. Chatting with Anna about her background, her work as an artist and her passions there is one very strong common
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Whale Wrap – October 14

One of the most exciting behaviours we see on the Sapphire Coast is ‘mugging’ when whales  do a spot of people watching. It’s called mugging because essentially the boat is unable to move until the whale decides to move on. Cat Balou recently reported a mugging that went for 45 minute
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Whale Wrap!

Singing whales, curious calves and a multitude of sea life have been the highlights of whale watching from Eden this week. Bait balls continue to form and provoke a multi-species feeding frenzy. It’s just another spring day on the water really, when you see hundreds of dolphins, seals
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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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