If you’ve been to Kaikoura on New Zealand’s South Island, you know it’s a coastal oasis renowned for its natural beauty and whale watching. The same can be said for Eden, a small coastal town in New South Wales, where you can sample fresh seafood, enjoy pristine beaches and experience epic encounters with marine mammals as well.
From mid September until late November, majestic Humpback whales frequent the waters just off the coast of Eden. There are plenty of whale watching tours operating at this time and shore-based locations for whale watching as well.
An interesting piece of local history. Find out about Benjamin Boyd’s empire dreams and enjoy the stunning views from the lookout.
Explore the most incredible human and killer whale partnership ever witnessed on the planet at Eden’s Killer Whale Museum. It’s a must see.
Whaling played a significant role in the town’s economy for over 100 years and was one of the first commercial whaling operations in Australia. Old Tom was the leader of a pack of killer whales who helped whalers in Eden capture baleen whales. In return, the whalers would provide a feast of whales lips and tongues as food to the killer whales. Old Tom’s skeleton is on display in Eden’s Killer Whale Muesum.