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A Top Destination for Watching Whales!

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?

From now until November the waters surrounding Eden are filled with migratory whales.  Visit us this whale watching season to find out why Australian Geographic has named Eden one of Australia’s top whale watching destinations.

Plan Your Whale Adventure Here!

We have put all you need right here to plan your whale adventure! Eden is uniquely known as a place where whales like to feed and fatten their young before heading...

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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.

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 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.

Trade-a-Boat Magazine is Coming to Eden!

From October 19th-23rd Trade-a-Boat Magazine will be in Eden for the 2015 Australia’s Greatest Boat Competition. Eden is a fantastic boating and fishing destination which makes us the perfect location for this...

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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.

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

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

Oct 05

School holiday Program at the Marine Discovery Centre

1st October, 2015 - 9th October, 2015

Activities on most days at the Sapphire Coast Marine Discovery Centre all these spring holidays. 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

Oct 05

The War at Sea: the Navy in WW1- Eden Killer Whale Museum

8th September, 2015 - 18th October, 2015

The War at Sea: the Navy in WW1 Eden Killer Whale Museum.   Exhibition of pop up panels from the Australian National Maritime Museum opens and continues until 18 October.   The stories of our Australian sailors one hundred years ago, just as poignant but less known than Gallipoli and the Western... View more

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Must See and Do

Discover Eden Guided Tour Bus

On Sunday November 1st experience the Discover Eden Shuttle Bus. This special guided hop-on/hop-off  whale festival bus led by local guides will stop at nine stops of interest. Passengers can hop on and off the bus as they wish or just sit back and relax and learn more about our special town with expert guides. The tour will take... 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... view

Tourism Awards for Eden

Congratulations to The Eden Killer Whale Museum, recipients of a Gold Award in the category of Heritage and Culture at the 2015 South Coast Regional Tourism Awards. It is a well deserved award and we are proud to be able to promote such a wonderful organization to our visitors. The Eden Visitor Information Centre proudly... view

Upcoming Regional Events

Oct 30

Eden Whale Festival

30th October, 2015 - 1st November, 2015

The Eden Whale Festival, October 31 – November 1 It’s an oceanic migration like no other, and Eden has been an important part of it for centuries. See how the townspeople celebrate it today with art, street theatre and music while we feast on the harvest from sea and soil. Held in and... View more

Nov 26

Merimbula Surf Classic

26th November, 2015 - 29th November, 2015

Now in its 34th year, the Merimbula Classic has become an annual 4 day fun event that kitesurfers, wave surfers and SUP surfers just do not want to miss. Held at Merimbula on Main Beach, on the far south coast of NSW, this contest is the longest running event of... View more

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