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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. Visit the Eden Killer Whale Museum and stay to cele
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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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DISCOVER EDEN

Sunday is all about exploring Eden’s most special places at your own pace, and keeping an eye out for whales at all times! The Discover Eden Shuttle Bus will be touring the township with local guides on board.  You can can hop on and off as you please. Stops include shore based whale
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Whale watching pioneers celebrate 25 years on the water

Rosalind (Ros) and Gordon Butt really know their whales. And with the 2014 whale watching season being their 25th out on the waters surrounding Eden, how could they not?! “We’ve had 80 odd trips out from the Port of Eden this season so far. And we’ve got a 100% sightings success rate,
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