Eden boasts some of the best whale watching points on the East Coast, as we are on the whale migration route. Sometimes whales rest in the safe waters of Twofold Bay, the third deepest natural harbour in the southern hemisphere and deepest natural harbour in Australia. So famous around the world that international cruising companies now call into the spectacular harbour of Twofold Bay to see the wonders that we call home.
Eden offers unspoilt natural beauty surrounded by Beowa, (formerly Ben Boyd National Park) and situated on the shores of Twofold Bay with its breath-taking beaches, rugged landscape of sheltered golden sandy beaches, crystal blue water, rocky headlands and open surf beaches. This old whaling town has so much to offer. Fishing, charter fishing, whale watching, mountain biking (Gravity Eden Mountain Bike park) trail bike riding, bush walking, diving, cruising Twofold Bay on the catamaran “Cat Balou” where you can see dolphins, “Sammie the seal” and our picturesque, rugged coastline.
September through to November is the Whale Watching Season with whales migrating through our beautiful harbour where you can also watch the dolphins play close by. Eden’s urban settlement commenced in 1843 and whale ships have been operating since 1791. Currently Eden has a population of 3043 people.
Eden Killer Whale Museum
Located in the heart of Eden, the Eden Killer Whale Museum is a nautical museum which has been in operation for over 80 years. Exhibitions include whaling, local indigenous and Australia’s seafaring history.
Ros & Gordon Butt have been operating Cat Balou Cruises since 1987 and are the longest established whale watching operators in NSW. Previously voted Australia’s No 1 whale watching tour operator by Australian Geographic.
Fishing in Eden is a must, the sheltered, deep-water harbour offers safe access to the ocean and has an all-weather boat ramp at Quarantine Bay. Angling opportunities include offshore reef fishing, Twofold Bay, as well as rock and beach fishing.
Eden is a historic whaling town. The southern right and humpback whales migrate along the coast between May and November. Whale watching cruises operate in Eden providing thrilling close up encounters of whales in the bay and along the coast of the Pacific Ocean.
Beowa National Park
(Formerly Ben Boyd National Park)
In the park you will find superb views, picnic areas, paddling, sailing and boating opportunities. You can visit the park’s main attractions by car in a day or two. With regular spotting of whales from the shore.
The Sapphire Coast offers a unique coastline of rivers, lakes and beaches from Eden to Bermagui. From patrolled surf beaches in summer to beautiful sheltered beaches suitable for families.
Cafe's And Restaurants
Dine with spectacular views over Twofold Bay at restaurants that offer elegant a la carte dining for lunch and dinner. Enjoy a varied seasonal menu with the best fresh local produce. The main street of Eden has a variety of eateries to choose from, such as coffee shops, specialty eateries and local hotels.
A family fun park located in Merimbula, Magic Mountain has a variety of rides and attractions that appeal to a wide range of ages. Whether it be the Toddler Splash pool for the little ones or its famous and thrilling Tree Climb Challenge. There is something for everyone.