Davidson Whaling Station
Davidson Whaling Station Historic Site
Fire affected area
Some areas of this park were affected by fire in 2019/2020. You’ll notice some changes to the landscape, as well as signs of recovery. Some areas may remain closed for longer to allow habitat to recover or because we’re repairing park infrastructure. Stay safe with these after-fire tips for visitors.
Take a guided tour at historic Davidson Whaling Station – discover how killer whales helped the Davidson family. And when you're done, finish the day with a picnic at the nearby beach.
- Historic buildings/places
- 447 Boyd Road, Edrom, NSW, 2550 - in Davidson Whaling Station Historic Site
- Entry fees
It's free to visit Davidson Whaling Station Historic Site. Park entry fees apply in nearby Ben Boyd National Park.
- Opening times
Entry to Davidson Whaling Station Historic Site is available at any time without a guide. Tours operate during the Eden Whale Festival. Please contact the park office to arrange a tour.
- Please note
- Strong rips and currents may be present at this beach – take care in the water and please supervise children at all times
- The road to Ben Boyd Road is sealed, followed by 4km of unsealed road.
- A current NSW recreational fishing licence is required when fishing in all waters
Discover a lifestyle from the past at Davidson Whaling Station historic site, located at Kiah Inlet on the shores of Twofold Bay, just a short drive from Ben Boyd National Park.
Plan a trip in the summer or easter holidays or during the Eden Whale Festival and take a guided tour to see the fascinating 1890s weatherboard homestead. See where the Davidson family took to the seas, assisted by a pack of killer whales. The skeleton of the pack’s leader, ‘Old Tom’, is today displayed at the Eden Killer Whale Museum.
Check out the historic try-works, where blubber was processed, and learn all about the whaling operation. Walk a few steps to the beach to enjoy a picnic, swim, or just feel the sand between your toes.
Take an easy walk to historic Boyds Tower, find out about Ben Boyd’s empire dreams and enjoy whale watching and stunning views from the lookout.
Begin this multi-day walk at Boyds Tower down the far south coast, and end at Green Cape Lighthouse. Stop for a swim and the opportunity to spot seals, seabirds and whales.
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Green Cape area is the southern section of Ben Boyd National Park, located south of Eden. It’s your gateway to the Light to Light walk, camping, lighthouse accommodation and superb whale watching.
- National Parks Contact Centre
- 7am to 7pm daily
- 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS) for the cost of a local call within Australia excluding mobiles
- Merimbula office
- Monday to Friday and some weekends during peak holiday periods, 10am to 3pm.
- 02 6495 5000
- 47 Merimbula Drive, cnr Sapphire Coast Drive, Merimbula NSW 2548