Snug Cove, Eden is where three wharves unite at one of the most stunning coastal vistas of NSW. Set in a working port under the shadow of Balawan (Mount Imlay) Snug Cove harbours a fleet of fishing, charter and recreational vessels and is the southernmost deep water harbour in NSW.
Watching over the action from one of the eateries you are likely to see boats come and go, the day’s catch unloaded and fishermen working on their nets and tending to their boats. You are welcome to wonder along the wharf and check out the boats, buy some mussels or drop in a line. Or just sit back and appreciate the spectacular seaside vista with iconic Mount Imlay in the distance.
During the cruise season from October to March, there are a growing number of international and domestic cruise liners with passengers eager to experience Eden and our coastal wilderness.
In 1828, Thomas Raine established the first shore based whaling station on mainland Australia. A small pier was erected by Raine, as well as slab huts for a home and for the whaling try-works. The first wharf built for shipping was built in 1860.