Light House Keepers host open days

Smell the salt air?
This weekend offers the unique opportunity to spot whales from two light houses and rediscover the story of the Killers of Eden. Killer Whales that is! For over 100 years wild orca teamed up with man to hunt migrating whales at Eden, in a symbiotic relationship recorded nowhere else in the world.

Landlubbers can explore Green Cape Light House and the keeper’s cottages in Ben Boyd National Park on Saturday & Sunday. The whales come so close here that you can hear them as they breathe and breach. The light house has lit the seas for more than 134 years, and is home to families of seals, wombats, eagles and other creatures.

If you spot a whale at Eden Killer Whale Museum, staff will sound the siren to tell the whole town to cast their eyes to sea. In 1840s there were reportedly around 50 killer whales who hunted in Twofold Bay.  Twenty-one were known by name with Tom’s the most famous. When he died, the towns folk preserved his skeleton and founded the Museum to house it.

Saturday
Green Cape Light House Tours 11am, 1pm and 3pm.
Eden Killer Whale Museum Open Day 2pm – 4pm, guided light house tours 12pm – 4pm.

Bookings are not required.

Sunday
Green Cape Light House Tours 11am, 1pm and 3pm.

Eden Killer Whale Museum, guided light house tours 12pm – 4pm.

Green Cape Tours cost $12 for adults, $6 for children and pensioners and $30 for families (two adults, two children). The cottages and lookout are accessible by wheelchair.

Entry to the Eden Killer Whale Museum is free. The Museum is wheelchair accessible.

Other things to do

Time your Green Cape visit with the Killer Whale Trail. 

Whale Watching Walks on the Sapphire Coast.

Plan a spring visit for some serious whale watching 

 

 

 

 

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