Eden Whale Festival
The last whale, hunted for commercial purposes was a sperm whale, harpooned on 20 November 1978, off the coast of Western Australian. Eden NSW was the hub of commercial whaling for over 150 years.
Today, instead of slaughtering these beautiful creatures, we celebrate their migration with ones of the world’s best whale watching festivals.
Date – 1st and 2nd of November
1st of November – Street Parade
Snug Cove – wander the markets, feast on local produce, great performances and amazing competitions.
Competitions – Oyster shucking, capstan pull and whittling spoons to name a few.
Whale Song gig return – headline acts from around the country
2nd of November – Discover Eden
Shuttle bus take you around the town and areas to see our favourite places
And of course whales are the main attraction. They can be seen in large numbers in the town’s stunning Twofold Bay, whether you are in a boat or, indeed, just from the shore.
The Eden Whale Festival is an annual event, highlighting the southern migration of the humpback and other whales.