Migrate to Eden on the Sapphire Coast of New South Wales from October 30 to November 1.

There’s no better place in NSW to have a close encounter with the whales or combine adventure in an unspoilt coastal wilderness. The opportunities are as plentiful as the pilchards on which the whales feed.

The festival combines whale watching from shore and sea with live shows, hands on family fun, street theatre, film, music, seafood and local produce.

If you love adventure in nature, keep the first weekend in November free.

How to get to Eden.

Located on the Sapphire Coast of New South Wales between Melbourne and Sydney, Eden is only a three hour drive from Canberra via Cooma or a six or seven hour drive from either Melbourne or Sydney.

If the drive from Melbourne or Sydney isn’t your thing, Eden is easily accessible by bus or plane. The Sapphire Coast has its own airport at Merimbula with daily REX airline connections between Melbourne and Sydney. The airport has excellent facilities including a cafe, parking, car rental and taxi services.

CountryLink, VLine and Premier Motor Service provide regular coach services from Sydney, Melbourne and Canberra, local bus services can get you around once you’re here, or there are numerous car rental companies to rent a car, bus or even a limousine to explore.

Self drive and touring options abound with coastal drives on the Killer Whale Trail, along the Princes Highway, Sapphire Coast Drive and the Tathra-Bermagui Road to discover art galleries, local produce hubs diverse national parks and  unique retail experiences.

Experience a scenic flight over the Sapphire Coast for an overview of this ever-changing coastline. Take in the panoramic views right along the coast from Montague Island in the north to Gabo Island in the south.  Or enjoy a flight over some unique pristine mountain wilderness.

Click here to visit Sapphire Coast Tourism for more information on bus and plane timetables and hire car companies.