Killer Whale Trail

Overview

This self-drive day tour takes you to five historical sites set in breathtaking natural surrounds around Eden on the Sapphire Coast NSW. Gather fresh produce in Eden for an idyllic picnic at Kiah…

This self-drive day tour takes you to five historical sites set in breathtaking natural surrounds around Eden on the Sapphire Coast NSW.

Gather fresh produce in Eden for an idyllic picnic at Kiah River inlet at Davidsons Whaling Station, or treat yourself to lunch at the Seahorse Inn - it combines beach front dining with Eden's incredible history.

Uncover the dramatic history of whaling from 1828 to1930 and learn about the unique relationship between the Thaua People, European mariners and the wild killer whales (orcas).

Step back to an ancient time and discover rituals and dances to call and honour the killer whales, the Thau people's brothers or 'beowas'.

Visit the Eden Killer Whale Museum and discover the most incredible human and killer whale partnership ever witnessed on the planet. In the 1840's there were reportedly around 50 killer whales spread through three main pods. The museum has records of 21 that were recognisable and known by name. Discover them, along with Tom's skeleton, and artefacts from their maritime, Aboriginal and pioneering heritage.

In spring (September to November) these sites become perfect vantage points to view humpback whales as they migrate close to the coast.

You will find another chapter of the story at each stop.

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