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Davidson Whaling Station

South Coast

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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
Entry fees

It's free to visit Davidson Whaling Station Historic Site. Park entry fees apply in nearby Beowa 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

The road to Ben Boyd Road is sealed, followed by 4km of unsealed road.

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 Beowa 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.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

Tours and events at this location

  • The Davidson family 1850s weatherboard homestead. Photo: DPIE

    Historic Davidson Whaling Station tour

    Join a local Discovery Guide on a tour of the historic Davidson Whaling Station, located on the shores of the picturesque Kiah Inlet. Relax and enjoy a simple cup of tea and a chat.


  • At the end of accessible Boyds Tower walking track in Beowa National Park near Eden, a viewpoint overlooks the sapphire sea and red cliffs. Photo: John Spencer, © DCCEEW

    Boyds Tower walking track

    Take an easy walk to historic Boyds Tower near Eden, find out about local history and marine animals, and enjoy whale watching from the lookouts.

  • Light to Light walkers standing on the red rocks at Bittangabee Bay. Photo: John Spencer © OEH

    Light to Light walk

    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.

  • Boyds Tower with missing section where it was struck by lightning, Beowa National Park near Eden. Photo: John Spencer, © DCCEEW

    Boyds Tower

    Boyds Tower is the starting point of the Light to Light walk. Near Eden, this accessible landmark tells the story of Benjamin Boyd who built the tower in 1847. Visit for some of the best whale watching on the NSW south coast.


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A family walk a boardwalk section of Bouddi coastal walk, Bouddi National Park. Photo: John Spencer/OEH.


Green Cape area

Green Cape area is the southern section of Beowa National Park, located south of Eden. It’s your gateway to the Light to Light walk, camping, lighthouse accommodation and superb whale watching.

Hikers on the Light to Light walk in Beowa National Park. Photo: John Spencer/DPIE

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