Eden is being treated to a sneak preview of a tall ship reunion not seen in Australia since its bicentenary in 1988.
Tall ship enthusiasts have until tomorrow morning (Tuesday) to see four tall ships at port before they sail for Sydney harbour. The Soren Larson will leave at 6am and the others at 9am.
The Eden Lookout will be excellent vantage points to watch the small fleet unfurl their sails and head north.
In order of size, the ships are the barquentine Soren Larsen (145 feet), British square rigger barque Lord Nelson (140 feet), Tasmanian brigantine Windeward Bound (108 foot) and the replica Lady Nelson of Hobart, Tasmania (53 feet).
They are among a group of 16 tall ships, 40 war ships and 8000 personnel who are Sydney-bound to mark the Royal Australian Navy Fleet Review on Sydney harbour in the coming week.
The tall ships are expected to enter Sydney harbour as a group at 11am on Thursday, October 3 followed by RAN and visiting war ships on Friday, October 4 – exactly 100 years after the first RAN fleet entry.
The review celebrates the RAN’s 100 years in Australia and includes a visit from British royal, Prince Harry, open days, sailing trips, march and fireworks.