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Eden Whale Festival says no to balloons and single use plastic

Taking the lead from major festivals and councils around the world, the Eden Whale Festival is helping to reduce single use plastic usage. Balloons, plastic bags and bottles are the three most harmful pollutants threatening marine wildlife, according to a 2016 study by the CSIRO. In t
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Whale Song Returns Plus 2 Stages All Day!

This year the Whale Song Sunset Stage returns and we are bringing you more bands, more entertainers, music and events right up until the fireworks at dusk! This year with a new location for the Eden Whale Festival we also have more room for fun, so we decided to go big! We are bringin
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Kites Take Over the Sky at the 2018 Eden Whale Festival

Giant whales, floating butterflies, raging dragons, funny fish and leaping lizard kites are taking over the Eden Whale Festival! We are in for an awesome display thanks to the Australian Kite Flying Society. This group is responsible for the hugely popular Festival of the Winds on Bon
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Eden Whale Festival Seafood Showcase

Our Seafood Showcase will give you a taste of Australia’s best seafood found right here in Eden! Eden is a known for its fresh, high quality seafood that is caught right here in our local waters and we want to share it with you! We have partnered with the Sydney Fish Market and
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10th anniversary of the Eden Whale Festival Rod Run!

The Shoalhaven Street Rodders celebrate 10 years of the Eden Whale Festival Rod Run at the 2018 Eden Whale Festival! This year is special for the Eden Whale Festival Rod Run. It is the Rod Run’s 10 anniversary and it is going to be quite the display. Hot rods start rolling into
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Are you Eden’s Biggest Tosser?

Eden’s Biggest Tosser has gotten even bigger thanks to Freedom Charters This hilarious and silly event that made a debut at the 2017 Eden Whale Festival is about to get a little more serious with a trip for 2 on Freedom Charters up for grabs. Modeled on the Canadian Maritime tra
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Champion chainsaw carver Rob Bast returns to the 2018 festival

Winner of the 2017 Australian Chainsaw Carving Championship Rob Bast returns to the Eden Whale Festival this year! Rob Bast impressed festival goers in 2017 with his beautiful sculptures carved in front of our eyes. This year he returns with another championship win under his belt. Wa
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Photography Competition Theme: Our History and Culture

Our 2018 Photography Competition theme has been announced! We invite all amateur photographers, school groups and clubs to take part in our annual Eden Whale Festival Photography Competition and Exhibition. Eden’s History and Culture is the theme of this year’s competition
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Join in for a round of golf to win prizes and support the festival

Tee off in a friendly game of golf to raise money for the Eden Whale Festival. On Saturday October 20th we will be holding our annual golf fundraiser and always welcome new teams. The 11am shot gun start heralds a competitive but friendly 4 person Ambrose with a few surprises along th
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$2500 in prizes for Artists Who Wood competition

The Forestry Corporation of NSW sponsor the “Artists Who Wood”  competition and exhibition for the fifth consecutive year. The Eden Whale Festival is excited to announce the Forestry Corporation of NSW as sponsors of the annual Artists Who Wood competition. The competition
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Our Repurpose competition and exhibition returns

The  Port Authority of NSW is once again a major sponsor of the 2018 Eden Whale Festival and the Repurpose Competition! As a major sponsor the Port Authority of NSW support festival operations and the Repurpose Competition and exhibition. The Port Authority of NSW plays an integral pa
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2018 Eden Whale Festival Major Raffle

Our 2018 Major Raffle is HUGE and now available online! Thanks to the generous support of our sponsors, the 2018 Major Raffle is our biggest yet! Purchase your tickets online here or at the local vendors listed below. Find tickets locally at the Eden Visitor Information Centre, Merimb
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First timers: What you need to know

Eden has the remarkable advantage of being a place where whales like to feed and fatten their young before they head south to the icy waters of Antarctica. The migration begins to trickle as early as May and peaks around the end of October, which is why we hold the festival when we do
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Festival program: Plan your adventure!

Friday, November  2nd – The Launch Spend the morning exploring with a tour or do some whale watching at sea or from shore. Have a taste of local life and find a quiet spot for lunch before the festival crowds arrive in earnest. From 1:30pm, celebrate the festival opening at the
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Prepare for the Killer Whale Trail

The Killer Whale Trail immerses you in the story of the Killers in Eden.  This is a  tale rich with whales and maritime adventure set in the unspoilt beauty of Twofold Bay.  Visit sites of 18th century architecture, the whaling station, elevated lookouts & an old working pub. All
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Eden Australia’s #1 whale watching destination

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 tim
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Whale season charters

Join the migration to Eden! The countdown is on for the festival and the whales have begun their northbound journey to warmer waters. Soon they will be dropping in on Eden as they make their journey home. Check back here in July to see out some of the local whale watching charters ava
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Old Tom, at rest for 86 years

The third week in September marks the anniversary of the death of Old Tom the Killer Whale, the most well known and loved of the orcas who hunted with the Davidson whalers. In 2016 it will be 86 years, since he last hunted on Twofold Bay. Whaling had all but stopped by the time he die
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Whales feast at Eden NSW

If you want to see them feeding, you’d better come to Eden! There’s a remarkable whale migration building in a little NSW village called Eden. Last year the townsfolk enjoyed some of the greatest whale antics seen in years, watching as pods of humpback whales corralled and gorge
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