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Kites in Flight: We’ve been awarded a Clubs Grant to bring kites to this year’s festival!

We owe a huge thanks to three of our local licensed clubs and the Bega Valley Club Grants initiative for making our 2019 Festival Kite program possible. Clubs that earn over $1 million annually in gaming machine revenue provide funding for community projects and services. Each year th
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The Port Authority gets behind our Repurpose It competition

For the third year running, the Port Authority of New South Wales is a major Festival sponsor and supporter of our popular recycling competition – Repurpose It. Paul Webster, Harbour Master, Port Authority of New South Wales says the Authority’s support for Repurpose It reflects its f
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Photography Competition Theme: Our Seaside Town

Our 2019 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. Our Seaside Town is the theme of this year’s competition. It’s a theme w
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Welcome to Allied Natural Wood Exports as a major sponsor of the 2019 festival!

Photo of Allied Natural Wood Exports Eden
We are pleased to announce that Allied Natural Wood Exports has joined our community of supporters as a major sponsor of the 2019 festival! ANWE has been a long time supporter of our festival sponsoring a number of events from the street parade to the Timber Sports Showcase over the y
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Wheelers is back on board

Wheelers serving wine
Welcome back Wheelers Seafood Restaurant and Takeaway as a festival partner!   A successful collaboration between Wheelers Seafood Restaurant and Takeaway and the Eden Whale Festival resulted in an unforgettable opening night for our art exhibitions centre in 2018. Featuring Whee
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2019 Eden Whale Festival Major Raffle

Our 2019 major raffle is HUGE thanks to our generous donors! Thanks to the generous support of our sponsors, the 2019 Major Raffle is our biggest yet! Purchase your tickets at the local vendors listed below or from members of the festival committee. Find tickets locally at the Eden Vi
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$2500 in Prizes for Artists Who Wood!

The Forestry Corporation of NSW sponsor the “Artists Who Wood” competition and exhibition for the seventh year in a row. The Eden Whale Festival is excited to announce that Forestry Corporation of NSW will once again be sponsoring the annual “Artists Who Wood” competition.
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The 2019 Eden Whale Festival Planning Has Begun!

Feb 4, 2019 – Date, Location and Committee Decided for the 2019 Eden Whale Festival The Eden Whale Festival Annual General Meeting was held Wednesday January 30th at the Eden Fishermen’s Recreation Club. November 2nd has been chosen for the 2019 main event with supporting
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Eden Marine High School supports the Eden Whale Festival

Eden Marine High School giving a helping hand to the 2019 Eden Whale Festival! Thank you to the students and staff of Eden Marine High School for their ongoing support of the Eden Whale Festival. Eden Marine High School staff and students support the Eden Whale Festival with stage ope
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Timber sculpting by the country’s best!

Our Timber Sports arena features an award-winning carver! Rob Bast always impresses with his beautiful sculptures carved in front of our eyes. Watching this champion sculptor at work with a chainsaw as his primary sculpting tool is an impressive sight. The results and his finished scu
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Official Festival Launch at the Eden Killer Whale Museum

Friday is for our official festival and exhibition launches, whale watching and exploring Eden Explore the bay on a whale watching charter or shore-based whale watching adventure in the morning. Later head back to town for the official festival launch at 1:30pm at the Eden Killer Whal
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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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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, NSW’s #1 whale watching destination

In 2016, the Sapphire Coast’s Port of Eden was named the premier whale watching destination in New South Wales! That year, Australian Geographic released a top 10 list of Australian whale watching destinations, putting Eden third overall and first in New South Wales, and rightly
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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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Come see whales feasting at Eden

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. Each year the townsfolk and a growing number of whale-crazy visitors, enjoy some of the greatest whale ever seen , watching as pods of h
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Three must-do’s during the 2019 Whale Festival

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 hop on and off as you please. Stops include shore-based whale watc
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