Things To Do In Eden During Spring
With the warmer weather approaching, Spring is the perfect time to visit Eden prior to the peak summer period. We have plenty of accommodation options to suit couples, families and groups who are after a campsite or a quiet cabin by the creek.
Here’s a list of things to do in this picturesque town.
Top Whale Watching in Australia
Having previously been named as Australia’s number one whale watching destination in Australia by Australian Geographic, it’s no wonder that whale watching is at the top of everyone’s list when they visit Eden.
Every year between September and early November, catch the majestic humpback whales in the deep blue waters of Twofold Bay (along the foreshore of our beachfront holiday park!) as they migrate past Eden and move south to Antarctica. Spring is the best time of the year to catch a glimpse of these beautiful creatures, with plenty of shoreline vantage points along the Sapphire Coast.
A well-known spot is Green Cape Lookout with open ocean views from this rocky peninsula. It is also a popular spot for birdwatching and wildlife spotting – look out for fur seals, dolphins, albatross, gannets and sea eagles too.
If you want to have a closer encounter with the migration of the whales, take a tour with Cat Balou Cruises on one of their award-winning adventures.
Learn About the History of Whales
Continuing the topic of whales, why not explore the local museum in Eden. This one-of-a-kind museum, the Eden Killer Whale Museum, has been in operation for over 85 years. Featuring a full skeleton of ‘Tom’ the Killer Whale, the history of the whaling industry, as well as the history of Eden – this is an interesting place and is listed as TripAdvisor’s top attraction in the area – and a must-do in Eden!
TOP TIP: Don’t miss out on the Eden Whale Festival, happening between the 1st and 3rd November 2019.
Ben Boyd National Park
Located in the driest and windiest part of the NSW’s coastline, Ben Boyd National Park is filled with a rich history and has plenty for you to discover.
Here you can find the first shore-based whaling station on mainland Australia that was set up here in 1828. A private lighthouse (now heritage listed) was built by Benjamin Boyd and is a favourite look-out point over the Pacific Ocean and Twofold Bay.
There are also ancient Aboriginal sites of the Yuin people that date back over 3,000 years! Discover their special history with the killer whales and how this has been passed down to European settlers.
Join a guided day tour of the historic sites or explore the national park yourself with short walks or a multi-day walk. A popular 3-day trek, and a favourite Eden attraction, is the Light to Light Walk between Ben Boyd’s Tower and Green Cape Lighthouse along a scenic route with spectacular views, beautiful beaches and the vast wilderness. With an array of wildlife too, be sure to bring your camera to catch the action!