Wildlife & Eden Killer Whale Museum

  • Port

    Eden, New South Wales, Australia

  • Activity Level


  • Excursion Type

    Information not currently available.

  • Wheelchair Accessible


  • Starting At


  • Minimum Age

    Information not currently available.

  • Duration

    Approximately 4 hours

  • Meals Included


Travel to Potoroo Palace, a not-for-profit wildlife organization

Enjoy a short guided tour and then some free time on your own to savor the rare opportunity to see a koala up close, wander among kangaroos, touch a snake, or the cooling mist of the walk-through aviary.

Many of the animals at the sanctuary are native to Merimbula, including long-nosed potoroos, swamp wallaby and eastern grey kangaroos, bare-nosed wombats, short-beaked echidnas and long-nosed bandicoots. Koalas and long-nosed potoroos were once abundant in the region but are now very rarely seen in the wild.

On the drive from Merimbula back to Eden, you will visit the Eden Killer Whale Museum. Eden was established as the first shoreside whaling station on mainland Australia and it became famous for its killer whales. In the 1920s and '30s, Twofold Bay and the area around Eden were home for a group of killer whales led by a large whale known to locals as Tom. Learn more about the whales and this fascinating era at the museum, which also offers fine views of the bay from the gallery.

A light snack will be served during your tour.


Wear sunglasses and sunscreen. Bring a hat and bottled water.