Welcome to Eden, a very special seaside holiday township set on the shores of magnificent Twofold Bay, surrounded by Ben Boyd National Park and beautiful, unspoilt beaches.
Eden enjoys a temperate climate perfect for that restful, nature made, year-round holiday. Forest drives and bushwalking are always a favourite, and fishing conditions are ideal.
The region’s history is steeped in the tradition of the sea, and whale watching in October and November is the chance of a lifetime to experience these gentle giants up close and personal.
Eden is renowned for its fantastic fishing with deep water inlets and bays, crystal clear rivers, golden stretches of shoreline, strategic rock locations and reef and off-shore fishing fields.
Visitors to Eden invariably find themselves drawn to Snug Cove where three wharves unite as a working port with trawlers regularly on the move bringing home the day’s catch for relay to the markets.
Watch out for pelicans, dolphins and seals. Enjoy a Twofold Bay Discovery Cruise or a fishing charter, bring the camera for some great snaps, enjoy a feast of fish and chips or just a friendly chat with the local fishermen. Several hundred metres past the wharf is the Rotary Lookout and the Seamen’s Memorial Wall. While the lookout affords panoramic views over Twofold Bay (and is also a great whale watching location), the Memorial Wall captures the true essence of the township.
A visit to the Eden Killer Whale Museum and the Davidson Whaling Station site also provide an insight into the rich history of the area.
Flanking Eden both to the North and South, Ben Boyd national Park contains 10,790 hectares of coastal land offering striking coastal scenery from sandy surf beaches, rocky bays and ocean platforms, to quiet campgrounds, sheltered inlets and historic lighthouses.
Named after Benjamin Boyd, a 19th Century entrepreneur who played an important part in the development of the area, the park provides a wealth of things to see and do. Swim, barbeque or picnic along the water’s edge at a variety of locations. Watch out for Eastern Grey Kangaroos, White-bellied Sea Eagles or colourful forest birds. Visit historic Boyd’s Tower on the southern headland of Twofold Bay, or Bittangabee Ruins in picturesque Bittangabee Bay.
The Pinnacles is another favourite location in north Ben Boyd National Park. The Pinnacles is a formation which dates back some 65 million years when the soft white sand and its cap of red clay laid the foundations for the subsequent feature which now exists.
Viewers can appreciate the beauty of the formation from the opposing cliff. Other popular sites with the Northern section of the National Park include Severs Beach which houses aboriginal middens dating back at least 4,000 years, and Haycock Point with large rock formations.
Upon arrival to Eden, make your first stop the Eden Visitor Information Centre, where you will find plenty of information, plus lots of great souvenirs and local produce. To book tours, phone us on 02 6496 1953 or email. We look forward to welcoming you!
Tathra Maritime Museum
Old Cargo Shed Wharf Road Tathra Open 7 days.
Phone/fax (02) 6494 4062.
Tathra’s wharf is the only remaining sea wharf on the East Coast of NSW and has been restored by the National Trust.
Eden Killer Whale Museum
Imlay St Eden (opp Police Station) Ph: (02) 6496 2094 Website
Open daily (except Xmas Day) 9am – 3.45pm.
Preserving Eden’s Whaling History with ‘Old Tom’ the killer whale skeleton on display.