Join your local community in celebration of the whale migration! Towns up and down the NSW coast have whale festivals over the coming months – watch this space and see what’s happening.
Eden Whale Festival
Eden, South Coast
Saturday 2 November and Sunday, 3 November 2013
Join the locals of Eden as they celebrate the whale migration at the annual Eden Whale Festival. For one weekend each year, the rich maritime and whaling history of this port on the Wilderness Coast becomes the centrepiece for a weekend that brings together all things whale. There's a spectacular street parade, vibrant markets showcasing and selling the work of local artisans, great local food and wine, educational marine displays and presentations, quality children's entertainment, live music and – of course – the best whale watching experience in Australia. Visit for a whale of a time! Find out more about the Eden Whale Festival.
Jervis Bay Whale Festival
Jervis Bay, South Coast
1 – 30 June, 2012
Join the local community as they celebrate the annual migration of whales on their journey along the south coast! Throughout June there are a range of community activities you can be a part of, from the ‘Sea of Whale Tails’ event and whale talks to the ‘On the water for whales’ paddle and ‘Whale Count Day’.
‘On the Water for Whales’ Paddle
Sharknet beach, Corner Bowen & Duncan St, Huskisson
Sunday 17 June 2012
9am muster for 9:30am paddle out
The waters at Huskisson in Jervis Bay will be bubbling with paddlers taking to the water to show their support for whales. Calling all paddlers to get out your kayaks, stand-up paddleboards, surfboards, body boards or anything that floats! Bring a friend and join us for a morning paddle on Jervis bay.
Whale Count Day
Old Lighthouse, Booderee National Park, Jervis Bay
Sunday 24 June 2012
Cape St George Historic Lightouse provides a great platform to watch and count the Humpback and Southern Right whales as they make their annual northern migration. Billy tea and damper will be available on the day. Park use fees apply.
Find out more about these events and the Jervis Bay Whale Festival.
Bondi Whale Festival
Bondi Pavilion, Bondi Beach
Sunday 24 June 2012
10am – 3:30pm
Come along to the Marine Discovery Centre at the Bondi Pavilion and help celebrate the 3rd annual Bondi Whale Festival!
- Meet ‘Venus’ the life-size 15m inflatable humpback whale and calf;
- Win great prizes, including a family whale watching boat trip by following the clues of the ‘Whale Trail’ on the Pavilion forecourt and decorating your own ‘Save the Whale Tail’ (download your whale tail);
- Learn lots about whales and what we can do to protect them with experts from whale conservation organisations at info-stalls on the Pavilion forecourt; and
- Come on a free guided whale-watching walk to Marks Park Headland with a marine mammal expert from 1:00–2:30pm (bookings are required for this walk - email or call (02) 9300 0242).
Find out more about the Bondi Whale Festival.
Norah Head Lighthouse, Central Coast
Sunday 7 July 2013
10am – 2pm
Join this passionate group of locals at this family festival bringing the community together to raise awareness of the plight of whales.
Bring the family along for lots of free entertainment and activities.
Find out more about the Whaledreamers Festival.
Whale conservation volunteering is an important part of environmental conservation, as well as a gratifying way to give something back and help protect the environment for future generations. Find out more about how you can get involved in whale volunteering.