Eden & Eden Accommodation

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Eden is located on the far south coast of NSW and has a beautiful setting on the shores of Twofold Bay.

Eden is about half way between Sydney and Melbourne and is the southern gateway to the NSW Sapphire Coast. It is just 3 hours drive from Canberra.

To experience pristine beaches, wilderness areas, whale watching and beautiful Twofold Bay – Eden is worth the drive!


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Eden Attractions

Snug Cove (Port of Eden)

Snug Cove is Eden’s harbour - one of the deepest natural harbours in the world. It is a working harbour and includes one of the largest fishing fleets in NSW, local and visiting yachts, dolphin and whale cruise boats, and docking facilities for visiting cruise ships

Snug Cove is also a popular place to visit for restaurants, cafes and local events such as the market stalls during the Eden Whale Festival.


Sapphire Coast Marine Discovery Centre

Don’t leave Snug cove without visiting the Sapphire Coast Marine Discovery Centre. The centre is a marine education and research centre plus a discovery centre where you can learn about the ocean and marine creatures. There is a small aquarium, marine displays, mini theatre showing films on local marine environments, touch pans, microscopes for viewing marine life and much more. There is a small entry fee.

Open: 11am-2pm Weds-Fri
Location: The Wharf Building, Snug Cove, 253 Imlay St, Eden
Telephone: 02 6496 1699
Website: www.sapphirecoastdiscovery.com.au


Whale Watching

From September to late November see majestic humpback whales on their southern migration. There are many vantage points around Eden or better still, take a whale-watching cruise from the Port of Eden:

  • Cat-Balou Cruises are based in Eden and run Twofold Bay cruises plus whale watching cruises in season. For timetable and bookings telephone 0427 962 027, 0427 260 489 or visit the website – www.catbalou.com.au
  • Freedom Charters, based in Eden, do a number of tours including whale watching, marine wildlife, plus reef, game and king fishing. Visit their website www.freedomcharters.com.au or telephone 02-6496-1209 or 0415-602- 446.


Eden Killer Whale Museum

Eden has a long history of whaling - from 1828 until 1930. Whalers in small rowboats with hand-held harpoons were assisted by killer whales to trap the humpback whales in Twofold Bay. One of the most famous killer whales was “Old Tom” whose skeleton can be seen in the museum. See an extensive range of whaling items plus changing exhibitions.
Open: Daily (except Christmas Day) Mon-Sat 9.15-3.45pm, Sun 11.15am-3.45pm. Extended hours during Christmas school holidays.
Location: Imlay St, Eden
Telephone: 02 6496 2094
Website: www.killerwhalemuseum.com.au


Eden's Historical Sites

For those interested in Australian history, Eden has many historical sites worth visiting:

  • Seaman’s Memorial Wall
  • Timber Workers Memorial
  • Great Southern Hotel
  • Crown and Anchor Inn
  • Half House
  • Eden Court House
  • Cocora Cottage
  • Boydtown – Seahorse Inn and ruins of Boydtown Church
  • Davidson’s Whaling Station
  • Edrom Lodge
  • Boyds Tower
  • Greencape Lighthouse

For information on these sites, visit - http://eden.nsw.au/historic-sites


Mary Mackillop Hall

This church building was the site of a school started by Mary Mackillop. Mary Mackillop’s mother was killed in a shipwreck off the coast of Eden in 1886 and the school was established in appreciation of the townspeople’s kindness. The Hall is located on Calle Calle Street and is part of Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Sea.


Eden Walks & Picnic Areas

  • Rotary Park Walk
  • Aslings Beach
  • Lake Curalo Boardwalk
  • Cocora Beach


Ben Boyd National Park

Ben Boyd National Park is located to the north and south of Eden.

Highlights of the northern section of the park are Haycock Point and the Pinnacles.

Highlights of the southern section of the park are Saltwater Bay, Bittangabee Bay, Disaster Bay, the beaches of Green Glades, Jane Spiers and Newtons, and Green Cape Lighthouse.

Information on walks in the area are available from the Eden Visitors Centre or from the NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service website on Ben Boyd National Park - www.environment.nsw.gov.au/NationalParks/parkHome.aspx?id=N0003 - or there is a NSW NP&WS office in nearby Merimbula on the cnr of Sapphire Coast Drive and Merimbula Drive, telephone 02 6495 5000.


Eden Events & Festivals

Eden Whale Festival – November each year
Website: www.edenwhalefestival.com.au

Bega Valley Rally – Queens Birthday June long weekend
Website: www.begavalleyrally.com.au

Eden Lioness Market - first Saturday of every month at RSL Hall


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