Eden is located on Twofold Bay, 476 km’s south of Sydney. Known as a fishing town, it has a beautiful coastline, magnificent sparking waters and clean beaches that are sure to entice you. A drive to the Eden Wharf is a must for every visitor who makes the journey to the natural playground on the Far South Coast of NSW. You will find the harbour surrounded by the beauty of rugged mountain and forests which make this part of the world truly breathtaking. Eden was first a lucrative whaling station for many years and as the years rolled by and the love for these great creatures grew the industry died leaving behind a history full of rich and wonderful tales. The Eden Wharf is still home to a large fishing fleet with professional fisherman making their way out to the oceans every day.
Twofold Bay as it is known has historic buildings on its shores named after some early whaling entrepreneurs. These buildings are known as Boydtown and the Seahorse Inn built in 1843. Another preserved historic site is the Davidson Whaling Station which is located on the shores of Kiah Inlet which offers a great educational experience and displays how the industry captured and processed these great mammals of old. On the southern headland of Twofold Bay you will find Boyds Towers, once used by the whaling industry and made of sandstone.
National Parks charge $6 to enter the two above sites which is payable on site.
Places to visit heading south are Greencape Lighthouse, Saltwater Creek, Bittangabee Bay, Wallagaraugh Forest Drive and Maxwells Walk. To the south in Ben Boyd National Park are the Pinnacles and Haycock Point. For more information on Ben Boyd National Park click here.
For swimming during the hot months beaches such as Aslings, Cocora and Snug Cove are suitable for family fun and include facilities.
Quarantine Bay is where you will find a boat ramp, jetty, moorings, fish-cleaning tables, toilets, picnic area and beach. Wonboyn Village has access to Wonboyn Lake with a boat ramp and picnic area and with some good catches available to the keen fisherman.
Eden has a golf course, a bowling green and Olympic swimming pool. The main street is well worth a stroll for fresh seafoods and a good range of retail shops.
Another popular park is the Mount Imlay National Park situated 19 km south of the town of Eden and surrounded by abundant forest vegetation. An interesting feature of this park is the mountain peak with its lush greenery which offers a great trekking experience to those who love some adventure.
Click here for Eden’s whaling history