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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

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.

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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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.

Plan Your 2016 Whale Adventure Here!

We had an amazing whale watching season in 2015. Visitors were delighted as they were surrounded by dozens of whales at times, we gained international recognition with Robyn Malcolm's photo of...

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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.

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

Oct 28

Eden Whale Festival

28th October, 2016 - 30th October, 2016

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

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 2016 Whale Adventure Here!

We had an amazing whale watching season in 2015. 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. It all starts again... view

Eden Bucket List

Check out our list of the must do things this summer in Eden. Can you complete them all these holidays? Drop into the Eden Visitor Centre for times and brochures on any of these great activities. Check here for our printable version to take along with you. Visit the Sapphire Coast Marine Discovery Centre. Open... view

Upcoming Regional Events

Jul 26

Shirley Hannan National Portrait Award

17th June, 2016 - 20th August, 2016

JACQUI GRANTFORD Ashley Dawson – Damer.Oil on canvas80 x 180cm The Shirley Hannan National Portrait Award is one of Australia’s most loved and richest realistic portrait prizes. In 2016, the biennial award has attracted  a stunning collection of works by both established and emerging artists from across Australia.  Judge Dr. Christopher Chapman, of the... View more

Aug 27

The Tathra Enduro

27th August, 2016 - 28th August, 2016

The Tathra Enduro is a mountain biking odyssey that pays homage to the early coastal pioneers and captures the best of beaches, the forests and the mountains. From Tathra Beach, Ford’s Farm and Thompson’s Estate to the Kangarutha Wilderness and Boulder Bay, the event offers a rare opportunity to race along... View more

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