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!


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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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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