26 October 2013
It’s no secret that Eden is one of the best places in all of Australia to go whale watching – but once a year, this beautiful coastal destination specifically hosts an event with the aim of encouraging people to learn more about these gentle giants.
The Eden Whale Festival takes place from Saturday October 26 until Sunday November 3 2013, right at the peak of the southern migration as humpback whales and their calves travel to colder Antarctic waters for the summer.
Eden’s prime location on the ‘Humpback Highway’ – an affectionate term for this migration route – means it is a great place to spot beautiful humpback whales from the land and the sea.
During the Eden Whale Festival, the Port of Eden declares itself open in celebration of the whales’ southern migration with a week-long series of presentations focusing on marine life, whale education and local flora and fauna.
This kid-friendly festival has plenty of attractions your young ones won’t want to miss, especially on Saturday November 2. After the morning’s community parade eventually concludes at Snug Cove, you can browse through the local markets, taking in entertainment and sampling the local food and wine.
Later in the evening, you’ll want to check out the spectacular whale song concert and fireworks – it’s a celebration that can be enjoyed by guests of all ages.
It’s worth checking out the range of accommodation options in the Sapphire Coast area so you can spend a couple of days at the festival and check out the other local attractions during your stay.