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Beautifully uncivilised

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?

It’s a truly stunning location with a host of unique attractions. 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.

It 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.

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.

This still is a working port, so drive down in the early morning and watch ‘those who go down to the sea in ships’ bring home their catch. Chances are you will catch a glimpse of 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.

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

Sep 07

Candelo Markets

Sunday 7th September, 2014

Home Made Clothing at Candelo Markets This Popular Rural Market has everything from antiques and collectibles to produce and home made fashion items. 8.30 am – 12.30pm ... View more

Sep 10

CWA Awareness Week

Wednesday 10th September, 2014

12.30pm.  CWA Hall Eden.  Gold coin donation for research into Crohns disease. ... View more

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Must See and Do

Catch a Whale of A Deal!

  Money back whale watching guarantees, free night stays, breakfast delivered to your room, and 50% meals await you in Eden! These great whale watching offers will help make your 2014 whale adventure one to remember for a lifetime!

Take The Whale Trail

Learn the fascinating stories of Twofold Bay’s unique relationship with whales on the  Whale Trail. Hear the true story of Killer Whales helping whalers to capture Humpbacks, learn of the bond between whales and the Yuin people of Twofold Bay or catch a glimpse of the majestic animals yourself while on this self-guided adventure.

Upcoming Regional Events

Sep 27

Pambula Motorfest

27th September, 2014 - 28th September, 2014

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 27

ReBoot in Bermagui this Spring

27th September, 2014 - 28th September, 2014

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 Sunday 28 For the adults – Camel to Club (7km): Camel Rock... View more

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