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Davidson Whaling Station

Green Cape area in Ben Boyd National Park

Overview

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.

Type
Historic buildings/places
Where
447 Boyd Road, Edrom, NSW, 2550 - in Green Cape area in Ben Boyd National Park
Accessibility
Medium
Price
Free
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.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

 

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

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The beach near the Whaling Station. Photo: John Yurasek