is the Whale Watching Season at the Eden Lookout and Rotary Park in Eden NSW Australia
On the Sapphire Coast of New South Wales, you can find Eden Australia.
Unfortunately, whilst I was there, I didn't get to see any whales.
When is the best season for whale watching in Eden?
According to Visit Eden, the whale watching season is in winter and spring.
At Eden Lookout and Rotary Park, you can watch whales during winter and spring.
When are the best months for whale watching?
According to Visit Eden, it looks like the best months for whale watching are from September to November.
From late May to July is when the whales migrate north. And the months they travel south are from August to early November.
Whale and Whale Watching Activities to do at Eden
- Visit the Eden Killer Whale Museum
- See Old Tom, the Killer Whale (Orcinus Orca) skeleton
- Hear the museum sound a siren when whales are sighted from shore
- Participate in the Eden Whale Festival
- Held in the spring annually, usually in October when they migrate south
- See the program for things to do at the festival (changes can be made due to the weather)
- Make a picnic and go on a discovery of the Killer Whale Trail
- Watch whales from the whale-watching platforms on the shore
- [it's now Boewa National Park]
- Be at the Eden Lookout and Rotary Park
- Travel to the Platforms and Places to view from the shore
- Take a whale-watching cruise
- Walk to Boyd's Tower
- Visit the Davidson Whaling Station
Eden Lookout NSW
On the headland, I walked along the path to the lookout. You can see Twofold Bay.
It was a windy overcast day in the afternoon. Whereas, you might have more luck when the oceans are calm and it's early morning. I found out later, you can hear a siren from the Killer Whale Museum when you can see whales from the shore!
The notice boards at the Eden lookout list the Humpback Whale and the Southern Right Whale. They are the breeds that journey through the South Pacific Ocean into Twofold Bay near Eden.
The boards also display the types of activities to look out for. The blow, breach, tail slap, spy hop, fluke-up, and pectoral fin or slap that whales perform. See the Humpback Whale moves and behaviours.
Waiting for Whales in Eden
Eden Killer Whale Museum
To continue the theme of whales, you can visit the Eden Killer Whale Museum.
Its address is 184 Imlay Street, Eden.
When the museum is closed. You can see a dated 3D view of the museum that they have made available.
The Colorful House
On my drive through Eden, I couldn't help but stop. And, take a quick snap of the colorful house.
NSW Travel Essentials
- Find out the NSW Weather and Warnings at BOM
- Check the Fire Danger Ratings and Total Fire Bans and Rules in NSW
- Carry water
- Find toilets
Beach Information and Conditions
- Look up the beach information and conditions, at Beachsafe, and the app, for instance:
- If the beach is patrolled or unpatrolled, and if patrolled days and hours
- Current Temperature
NSW National Parks
- Check for NSW National Park closures and alerts
- Look up NSW National Parks for details including alerts, visitor information, park entry fees, annual passes for beaches, lookouts, car parks, and picnic areas, road quality, vehicle access, weather restrictions, entry points, facilities, maps, safety, and prohibited.
- Murramarang National Park on the South Coast NSW near Batemans Bay
- Mimosa Rocks National Park on the South Coast near Bermagui
- Gulaga National Park near Bermagui and Tilba Tilba
- Blue Mountains National Park in country NSW and The Three Sisters in Katoomba
- Eurobodalla National Park on the South Coast from Moruya Head to Mystery Head
- Boewa National Park on the South Coast near Eden
- Meroo National Park near Batemans Bay and Ulladulla on the South Coast
- Budderoo National Park near Jamberoo and Nowra, inland from Kiama on the South Coast
- Barren Grounds Nature Reserve near Kiama on the South Coast
- Macquarie Pass National Park near Kiama on the South Coast
- Killalea Regional Park near Kiama on the South Coast
- Download the National Parks NSW App
- Read the recommendations to leave the park, bush, and beach as you found it
- Don't feed the wildlife, find out the details
- Carry water
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Here, you'll find on the map below the location of the Eden Lookout with the whale-watching platform.
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I love whale watching!
It’s cool you love whale watching Courtney
Looks like you captured some beautiful photos there.
Thank you Wendy
I like the name Eden, sounds like paradise. Whale watching is fun!
Thank you Hera. I have a great-niece named Eden. My mum loved her travels to Eden, too. Glad you love whale watching.
Would be so wonderful to spot a whale and enjoy the beauty of nature. Nice photos!
Thank you Ethel. Hope you go whale watching
Adding to my bucket list!
Hope you go whale watching, Jill
An activity I would love to do. Thanks for sharing!
Thank you Melanie You’re welcome
Would love to go whale watching!
Hope you go whale watching Amy
I absolutely love your photos…and especially love that colorful house…you definitely have an eye for beauty!
Thank you kmf. The colorful house is so cool.
We just started looking at planning a trip to Australia in January 2021, so this post is very timely for me. Thanks for sharing.
Thank you Sara. You’re welcome. Enjoy your research and travel to Australia.
I liked the colorful house.
Thank you Missy. It’s so cool.
whale watching is such a peaceful and just plain wonderful thing to do…even if you never see a whale… its a perspective moment.
Thank you Jen. Sounds like you love whale watching
Looks like so much fun, and love your photos!
Thank you Cathy
Whale watching in Australia would be so incredible.
Thank you Cindy