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The fabulous Eden Whale Festival, on the magnificent Sapphire Coast of New South Whales(!), is celebrating 20 years this year! There is a myriad of activities happening throughout this month, such as golf days, art exhibitions, open gardens and fashion shows, with the culmination being a celebratory weekend packed full of events from Friday 28 to Sunday 30 October.

Blow-up whales and a drummer in the Eden whale festival street parade

The street parade on Saturday

The southern migration of humpback whales can begin as early as May, but numbers peak in October, which is why it is the perfect time to celebrate these majestic creatures, and the rugged, pristine coastline on which they feed and nurture their young.

The festival combines whale watching from both the land and the sea, with street theatre, live shows, film, boat trips, and local produce including award-winning seafood. The biggest day is Saturday, with a street parade, live music and fireworks.

There’s no better place in New South Wales to have a close encounter with a whale. Eden sits at the junction of the warm East Australia Current and the nutrient rich Antarctic Flow from the south. This creates a rich temperate marine climate that provides the perfect feeding ground for whales, when the numbers of krill and pilchards explode every year in winter.

So come and enjoy some festival time, and combine it with adventures in the Sapphire Coast’s stunning national parks, exploring the Killer Whale Trail, or enjoying some of the many historical and cultural attractions the coast has to offer.

Eden and twofold bay from the air

Beautiful Eden and Twofold Bay

Gang Gang Tours visits Eden and its surrounding wilderness areas on each and every one of its tours. Every year on their October tour, you can see countless humpback whales frolicking close to the shore, as wells as seals, dolphins and countless sea birds.

Come with us, and get away from the everyday……