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The Heart of Australia’s Coastal Wilderness

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?

During the cooler months our coastal weather is pleasant, our sapphire waters shine bright and our beaches become your own secluded paradise. The fishing is excellent in winter and whales are beginning to make appearances off the coastline. It is a great time to explore our coastal wilderness!

Introducing the New Whale Search Wilderness Cruise

Look for whales while enjoying the stunning scenery of the Ben Boyd National Park and Australia’s Coastal Wilderness. On board we will also be looking for dolphins, seals, penguins and sea birds! We...

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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.

Eden is still is a working port, so drive down in the early morning 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.

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

Planning for the 2015 festival is well under way with a week of festivities from October 30th to November 1st. Visit the Eden Whale Festival website for all the updates....

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Eden was the centre of operations for entrepreneur and pioneer Benjamin Boyd who built Boyd’s Tower, Boydtown and the Seahorse Inn as part of an extraordinary empire, before the vision crumbled.

Visit Davidson Whaling Station, and feel yourself gripped by the adventure and danger that were part of life in this isolated coastal town in days gone by. The Killer Whale Trail takes you to see all these fascinating sites.

NEW! Killer Whale Trail Audio Guide

This new and innovative app will lead you through the tale of the Killer Whale Trail, the true story of a rare partnership between wild killer whales and men that lasted for...

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Eden is very much a town where olden days and modern times cross over. It’s a town whose history was bound up with timber cutting – and still is. Where hunters came in search of the world’s largest mammals – and still do. Nowadays, though, they come armed with cameras, not spears and harpoons, but they are just as richly rewarded.

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.

Killers in Eden Documentary

Eden is a region rich in spectacular, natural beauty. Think secluded beaches, serene lakes and verdant rainforest. But perhaps one of the coast’s most intriguing historical marine inhabitants was the orca, or as it’s widely known, the killer whale.

Incredibly, Eden’s Twofold Bay is the only place – worldwide – where there has been documented evidence of orcas working in co-operation with man to hunt smaller whales. The orcas herded the whales into the bay and even into particular whaling stations. They would then alert whalers of their arrival by splashing and flop tailing. The orcas would also herd whales onto the beach, where they were an important food source for the local Indigenous people.

Watch the ABC documentary here.

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What's On in Eden

Jul 06

School holiday Program at the Marine Discovery Centre

1st July, 2015 - 31st July, 2015

Activities on most days at the Sapphire Coast Marine Discovery Centre all of July! Choose from Rocky Shore Rambles – Snorkel tours – Fossil Digs – Critter Craft – Fish Feeding – Ocean Story and Marine Mobiles Visit their website for times and prices.         ... View more

Jul 07

Naidoc Week Film Festival

Tuesday 7th July, 2015

The Fringe Dwellers – Bega Valley Shire Council Chambers.  12 noon.  Free Screening.  Naidoc Week Film Festival. ... View more

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Introducing the New Whale Search Wilderness Cruise

Look for whales while enjoying the stunning scenery of the Ben Boyd National Park and Australia’s Coastal Wilderness. On board we will also be looking for dolphins, seals, penguins and sea birds! We think this 3 hour cruise from multi award winning Cat Balou is a super bargain! Although at this time of year we can’t guarantee whale... view

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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... view

Upcoming Regional Events

Sep 26

Pambula Motorfest

26th September, 2015 - 27th September, 2015

See and hear incredible cars, utes and trucks at this popular annual event. Let the kids be entertained by a myriad of events (there’s even a jumping castle for adults) and grab a bite to eat from the local food vendors. Highlights include jet power demonstrations, a V8 tractor and Impound’s... View more

Sep 26

ReBoot in Bermagui this Spring

26th September, 2015 - 27th September, 2015

Plan some pampering, exhilarating outdoor fun and new challenges into your Spring. ReBoot in Bermagui is two days of health science, natural therapies and family friendly outdoor activities. There are three programs to explore ReActivate, ReJuvenate or ReEnergise in Bermagui. ReActivate For the adults – Camel to Club (7km): Camel Rock beach (1.5... View more

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