Nature in Eden
Discover Eden’s natural beauty on foot by following one of the many short walks, challenging trails and multi-day treks that weave through the area. Explore rugged coastline, golden sand dunes and ancient forests to experience the diversity of Eden’s native flora and fauna or stop by one of many scenic lookouts for a spot of whale and bird watching.
Nestled at the lower end of the South Coast’s picturesque shoreline, Eden is a prime spot for catching southern right and humpback whales as they make their way along the coast between May and November. There are plenty of vantage points located along Eden’s coastline offering panoramic views, and a great range of whale-watching cruises which put passengers in a closer spot to watch the spectacular mammals breaching through the region’s sparkling waters. Discover Eden’s long running association with whales at the Eden Killer Whale Museum which features displays of boats, whaling gear, photographs and other interesting maritime memorabilia.
The Ben Boyd National Park, which extends both north and south of Eden, features a number of diverse landscapes, ranging from sandy beaches and pristine waters to tall coastal forests and rocky coastlines. Along the coast, which stretches from Eden to Merimbula, you can observe shales and conglomerates which have been gnawed by the sea into arches and caves, forming a particularly dramatic surface. The national park is populated by several species of threatened fauna, including yellow-bellied gliders, and is also a good position for sea and native bird watching.
Home to one of the deepest natural harbours in the Southern Hemisphere, Eden’s port receives both domestic and international cruise ships as they make their way along the east coast of Australia. Found midway between Sydney and Melbourne, the coastal town of Eden is a good starting point for exploring the attractions of Eden as well as the other vibrant seaside precincts of the South Coast.
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Follow the walk as it makes its way along a scenic stretch of the South Coast between Boyds Tower and Green Cape Lighthouse. Complete the whole walk over several days or choose to tackle a smaller section. Camp along the way or make the most of a catered guided tour.
See whales pass by Eden’s scenic coastline during their annual migration. Spot whales from prime vantage points including South Head and Rotary Park Lookout at Twofold Bay. Join a whale watching tour and learn about the spectacular mammals from local experts.
Fresh seafood and Eden Wharf
Sample fresh oysters, fish, and other offerings of delicious seafood at one of Eden’s local restaurants and fish and chip eateries. Head to Eden Wharf for lunch or dinner with coastal views or head out on the water, cast a fishing line and catch your next meal.
Skeleton of 'Old Tom' on display at Eden Killer Whale Museum. Image Hamilton Lund
Cat Balou Whale Watching Cruise boat pulling into Eden harbour.
Fresh mussels sold off the boat on Eden wharf. Image Emma Scott
Fishing off the jetty, Eden. Image Hamilton Lund
Moored fishing boats in Eden Harbour. Image Hamilton Lund
Boyds Tower (C. 1846) at Red Point, Twofold Bay - Eden. Image Nick Rains
Taste of Eden cafe at Eden wharf.