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Coastal Wilderness on the Sapphire Coast

Perched on the edge of magnificent Twofold Bay – the third deepest natural harbour in the southern hemisphere – is it any wonder Eden was once considered as a site for Australia’s national capital?

Autumn in Eden is stunning. Our sapphire blue waters are still warm, the weather is agreeable and our secluded coastal wilderness is yours to explore. This is also the time of year that fishing is at its best. Located halfway between Sydney and Melbourne and just a few hours from Canberra Eden is a perfect spot for your getaway!

Sapphire Coast NSW - The FilmWe had a lot of fun making this video, we hope you enjoy watching it! (3:04) #sapphirecoast #newsouthwales #seeaustralia Visit NSW #whaleon Posted by Sapphire Coast NSW on Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Killer Whale Trail

Take a day trip back in time. When boats were made of wood and men were made of steel!

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The heart and soul of Eden – and its history – is Twofold Bay. It was home to shore-based whaling stations and Old Tom, the legendary killer whale whose story can be learned at the Eden Killer Whale Museum or by taking the self guided Killer Whale Trail. Be sure to be in town October 30th to November 1st for the Eden Whale Festival.

Eden is still is a working port, so drive down in the early morning to scenic Snug Cove and watch the boats bring home their catch. Chances are you will see your dinner before it meets your plate! You’ll probably never eat fresher.

If you hanker for even more tranquillity than offered by Eden, Wonboyn could be is the answer. Tucked between Ben Boyd National Park and Nadgee Nature Reserve, it empties into the stunning Disaster Bay.

Nearby Nadgee Nature Reserve is one of a handful of truly natural world wilderness areas. If you have children with you, the National Parks and Wildlife Service offer a range of school holidays so they can learn to appreciate how special it is.

Eden on the Sapphire Coast, it's beautifully uncivilised.

Plan Your 2017 Whale Adventure Here!

We had what was reported to be the best whale watching season in 2016. Visitors were delighted as they were surrounded by dozens of whales at times, we gained international recognition with...

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Sapphire Coast NSW - The FilmWe had a lot of fun making this video, we hope you enjoy watching it! (3:04) #sapphirecoast #newsouthwales #seeaustralia Visit NSW #whaleon Posted by Sapphire Coast NSW on Wednesday, August 19, 2015

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What's On in Eden

Mar 23

Young Endeavour

23rd March, 2017 - 26th March, 2017

The sailing ship Young Endeavour will be in the port over the weekend and you will have the opportunity to go on board to have a look with the ship being open on Saturday afternoon between 1 and 4pm. The ship will be popping in and out on Thursday for a... View more

Nov 03

Eden Whale Festival

3rd November, 2017 - 5th November, 2017

Eden’s Whale Festival is an annual event, highlighting the southern migration of the humpback and other whales. For one weekend each year, the rich maritime and whaling history of this port on Australia’s Coastal Wilderness becomes the centrepiece for a weekend that somehow seamlessly links all things whale. There’s a spectacular... View more

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Must See and Do

Put the Eden Whale Festival on your to-do list!

Planning for the 2017 festival is well under way with festivities over the weekend of 3rd November to 5th November. The usual Street Parade will kick off the Saturday, then entertainment, food, music and much more during the day ending the evening with fireworks.   Sunday Show N Shine by over 50 Hot Rods, exhibitions and... view

Take The Whale Trail

Learn the fascinating stories of Twofold Bay’s unique relationship with wild killer whales and whales on the  Whale Trail. Click here to download the new app! It’s a trail rich with whales and tales of adventure. This self-drive day tour takes you to five historical sites set in breathtaking natural surrounds around Eden on the... view

Plan Your 2017 Whale Adventure Here!

We had what was reported to be the best whale watching season in 2016. Visitors were delighted as they were surrounded by dozens of whales at times, we gained international recognition with Robyn Malcolm’s photo of a seal riding on a whale and whale watching experts were stunned by observing never before seen feeding patterns in Eden.... view

Upcoming Regional Events

Mar 26

Archibald Prize 2016 – BVRG

24th March, 2017 - 18th May, 2017

LINDA JACKSON. 2016. ‘Twin Souls’ Mixed media. The Archibald Prize, first awarded in 1921, is Australia’s favourite art award, and one of its most prestigious. Awarded to the best portrait painting, it’s a who’s who of Australian culture – from politicians to fashion designers, sporting heroes to artists. Since 1921, the Archibald Prize... View more

Apr 08

Four Winds presents Diary of a Wombat

Saturday 8th April, 2017

Millions of young people have adored the award winning picture book, Diary of a Wombat. Now this iconic story about Mothball, Australia’s naughtiest wombat is coming to the stage. Monday Baa director, Eva De Cesare, and a team of revered artists including Alice Osborne (War Horse), use the magic of live music... View more

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