19th-century whaling tour

Davidson Whaling Station Historic Site

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Join a local Discovery Guide on a tour of the historic Davidson Whaling Station, located on the shores of the picturesque Kiah Inlet.


Tuesday 16 and Thursday 18 April 2024, 10am to 12pm.

No wheelchair access
Easy. Suitable for adults and children 6 years and over. There are a few steps down to the beach from the historic site.

Adult $20 per person. Child $12 per person.

Meeting point
Davidson Whaling Station car park.
What to
Drinking water, hat, sunscreen, suitable clothing
Bookings required. Phone 1300 072 757 for more information or book online.
Group bookings available on request, Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays). Earliest start 10am, latest finish 3pm. Minimum $360 per group. For group bookings, email or phone 02 6495 5000 or 0448 765 381.
Please note

Plan ahead and make a day of it. Our Green Cape historical lighthouse tour runs on the same days in the morning.

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Explore the fascinating whaling history of the Eden area on a guided tour of Davidson Whaling Station Historic Site. Learn about the area’s legendary killer whales, ‘Old Tom’ and how local Aboriginal people and the Davidson family conducted whaling operations.

We’ll share a light morning tea and chat with stories and antidotes of life at the station 200 years ago.

Enjoy a picnic lunch afterwards or explore the Inlet or nearby Boyd’s Tower. You’ll gain an appreciation for the natural and historical aspects that make this a truly special place.

Please bring a water bottle and hat. It’s a good idea to wear sunscreen and bring a jumper in case of cool weather.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

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For the latest updates on fires, closures and other alerts in this area, see https://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/things-to-do/guided-tours/19th-century-whaling-tour/local-alerts


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  • NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service

Park info

Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about 19th-century whaling tour.

Getting there and parking

Davidson Whaling Station Historic Site is approximately 10 minutes' drive south from Beowa National Park.

To get there:

  • Travel south from Eden on the Princes Highway for 18km
  • Turn off at Edrom Road and drive for 11km
  • Turn left into Boyd Road
  • Drive for 4km to the station’s carpark

Road quality

  • Unsealed roads

Vehicle access

  • 2WD vehicles

Weather restrictions

  • Dry weather only


Parking available at Davidson Whaling Station car park.

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Disability access level - no wheelchair access

Not wheelchair-accessible.