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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?

In the summer months Eden comes to life. Our sapphire blue waters and secluded coastal wilderness charm and entice visitors. Located halfway between Sydney and Melbourne and just a few hours from Canberra Eden is a perfect spot for your summer adventure!

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.

Cruise Season is Now On!

On November 20th Eden welcomed the first Cruise Ship of the season. This year we have 9 ships total visiting Eden and we welcome land travelling visitors to Eden on these days...

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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.

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.

Plan Your 2016 Whale Adventure Here!

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

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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

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

Dec 15

Cruise Ship Pacific Jewel Visits Eden

Tuesday 15th December, 2015

Its first visit to The Port of Eden, P&O’s Pacific Jewel will arrive early on the 15th December en route from Sydney to Melbourne. At a length of 245 metres the Pacific Jewel will bring up to 2,014 mainly domestic passengers and 621 crew to the Sapphire Coast. Town tours of Eden, Merimbula... View more

Dec 17

Christmas on Imlay

Thursday 17th December, 2015

From 5:30-8:30 pm. A huge night of fun and activities in the week leading up to Christmas Day, when the town comes out to party on Imlay Street. Between 5.30pm and 8.30pm on Thursday, December 17, come along for Santa photos, face painting, balloon sculptures, a giant slide and jumping castles, variety... View more

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Must See and Do

Cruise Season is Now On!

On November 20th Eden welcomed the first Cruise Ship of the season. This year we have 9 ships total visiting Eden and we welcome land travelling visitors to Eden on these days to see these majestic ships in beautiful Snug Cove.  Head down to the wharf and check out the market that will be set up on cruise... 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

Jan 03

George Bass Marathon

3rd January, 2016 - 9th January, 2016

This is the longest, toughest surfboat race in the world. Teams and single ski paddlers undergo a gruelling seven days on the open ocean, covering 190km’s of the best coastline in Australia and contending with variable and wild surf conditions to launch and land their boats. They are elite athletes, skilled... View more

Jan 05

National Parks Discovery Program

5th January, 2016 - 22nd January, 2016

Nature experiences is what we do best and the National Parks Summer Discovery Program means guided tours with parks rangers. Snorkel our unspoilt waters, study our clear night skies, have close encounters with bettongs, weedy sea dragons, stick insects, shore birds & harmless jellyfish. There’s also paddles, rocky shore rambles, boat... View more

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