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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 Autumn, our coastal weather is pleasant, the water is at its warmest and our beaches become your own secluded paradise. The fishing in Autumn is world class and people come from all over Australia to drop a line in our bay and estuaries.

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.

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 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. The Killer Whale Trail takes you to see all these fascinating sites.

NEW! Killer Whale Trail Audio Guide

This new and innovative app will lead you through the tale of the Killer Whale Trail, the true story of a rare partnership between wild killer whales and men that lasted for...

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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

May 28

Bake Off and Biggest Morning

Thursday 28th May, 2015

Eden RSL Hall, Calle Calle Street.  10 am – 1 pm. Who bakes the best – the Lionesses, the CWA or View Club? Come and find out and enjoy a really yummy morning tea.  This is going to be the best treat so come along. Enquiries 6496 1495. ... View more

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Upcoming Regional Events

Jun 06

Merimbula Jazz Festival

6th June, 2015 - 8th June, 2015

The Merimbula Jazz Festival is an annual music festival held in Merimbula over the June Long Weekend every year. The 2015 Merimbula Jazz Festival will mark the festival’s 35th event, and is planned to be bigger and better than ever! The Merimbula Jazz Festival has been held every June long weekend... View more

Jun 06

The Tathra Enduro

6th June, 2015 - 7th June, 2015

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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