15 February 2016
The sweet spot: I love leading kayaking tours in pristine estuaries like the Towamba or Pambula rivers. They’re just ten minutes’ drive from Eden.
Best hiking: I’d encourage any visitor to the area to discover Boyd’s Tower and walk along sections of the Light to Light Walk. Boyds Tower is connected to Green Cape Lightstation by the 30km track in Ben Boyd National Park. It can be done over two nights or in shorter, half-day sections. Either way, it’s well worth the effort.
Best place to view the sunset: Walking along the fishing wharf at Eden at sunset is a real treat.
The whale highway: This is one of the best places in Australia to watch whales during the humpback migration. Don’t miss the Eden Killer Whale Museum which has the skeleton of Old Tom, the last of the herding killer whales of Eden. It’s an impressive exhibit.
World’s best oysters: The fresh local seafood is one of the best reasons to live here. As well as oysters from local estuaries, there are Eden mussels, fish and calamari fresh off the boats.
Easy walking: Do the loop around Lake Curalo and along Aslings Beach in Eden on the newly completed walking path.
Views to dine for: Lunch at the Waterfront Cafe in Merimbula is always delicious and totally relaxing.