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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.

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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.

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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

Aug 30

NRL Poker

Sunday 30th August, 2015

Eden Fisho’s Club. Rego at 1pm for a 2pm start. Everyone welcome from beginners to experienced players. Phone 6496 1577. ... View more

Aug 30

Sunday Sessions at Wheelers

Sunday 30th August, 2015

Wheeler’s Restaurant, Pambula, from 12pm-3pm. Enjoy wonderful piano from Geoff Willis with wonderful food every Sunday ... View more

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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 down to the icy waters of the Antarctic. Here the melding of the warm East Australia Current and the nutrient rich Arctic flow create a... 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

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

Run, refresh, relax and renew in Bermagui this spring. Held on the last week-end in September, ReBoot in Bermagui is a week-end of active participation in a variety of activities in the beautiful Bermagui coastal environment. Check it all out here. On Saturday, September 26, ReBoot in Bermagui starts with the fun runs... View more

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