19th-century whaling

Davidson Whaling Station Historic Site

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Overview

Join an experienced local guide on a tour of the historic Davidson Whaling Station. Learn about the area’s legendary killer whales and how they helped whaling operations.

Where
Davidson Whaling Station, Davidson Whaling Station Historic Site
Accessibility
No wheelchair access
Grade
Easy. Suitable for adults and children 6 years and over. There are a few steps down to the beach from the historic site.
Price
Minimum $360 per group (8 participants minimum).
Entry fees
Park entry fees apply
Meeting point
Davidson Whaling Station car park.
What to
bring
Drinking water, hat, sunscreen, suitable clothing
Bookings
Bookings required. Email or phone 02 6495 5000 or 0448 765 381.
Availability
Available on request. Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays). Earliest start 10am, latest finish 3pm.

Discover the fascinating whaling history of the Eden area on a guided tour of Davidson Whaling Station historic site. Located at Kiah Inlet on the shores of Twofold Bay, just a short drive from Ben Boyd National Park, you’ll be transported back to the mid-1800s as you walk around the cottage and museum where the Davidson family once lived.

Hear about the whaling history of Twofold Bay, its legendary killer whales and their contribution to shore-based whaling. Experience the lives of early settlers and enjoy a walk through this 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. Tea and coffee provided as a light refreshment.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

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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.

Getting there and parking

Davidson Whaling Station Historic Site is approximately 10 minutes' drive south from Ben Boyd 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

Parking available at Davidson Whaling Station car park.

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Accessibility

Disability access level - no wheelchair access

Not wheelchair-accessible.

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