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Follow the whales south to the Eden Whale Festival 2019

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Eden Whale Festival

Eden Whale Festival is the biggest event on the whale watching calendar, offering family-friendly events and tours on the water and around the picturesque town of Eden on the far south coast of NSW. The festival runs from 1-3 November 2019 and is a great opportunity to celebrate the end of what has been an incredible whale watching season.

Eden is one of Australia’s best whale watching destinations and the ideal spot to see hundreds of whales and their calves make their way along the NSW coastline, back to Antarctica. It’s surrounded by coastal wilderness, where you can enjoy, bushwalks, beach camping, swimming, fishing and more.

If you’re heading to Eden for the festival, now’s the time to start planning your visit. Start by checking out camping and accommodation options in the area, and check out the official program on the Eden Whale Festival site. There’s plenty to do over the weekend, including a street parade, live music, market stalls and an impressive fireworks display.

Here are some of the highlights that we’re looking forward to at this year’s Eden Whale Festival.

NSW National Parks Market Stall

When: 10am-4pm, Saturday 2 November 2019
Where: Eden Whale Festival market area, Eden Sportsground
Info: Visit our stall at the Eden Whale Festival markets to learn more about whales, shorebirds and other marine mammals. Our team will be there to give you tips on the best drives, campsites, picnic spots and whale watching vantage points in the area. You can also learn how to protect and support the growing whale population.

NPWS staff at the Eden Whale Festival. Photo: OEH

Land based whale watching

When: From 11am, Saturday 2 November 2019
Where: Eden Rotary Lookout
Info: Join us for land-based whale watching from Eden Lookout and see how many whales you can spot on their southbound journey. Make sure to log your sightings via the Wild About Whales app.

Eden Rotary Lookout

Davidson Whaling Station Open Day

When: From 10am - 3pm, Sunday 3 November 2019
Where: Davidson Whaling Station
Info: Come along to the free open day at Davidson Whaling Station and discover how killer whales helped the Davidson family. Explore the site's historic house and kitchen building. Tea and coffee is provided, with freshly baked damper for the kids!

Davidson Whaling Station, Ben Boyd National Park

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