Why You Should Pick Eden As Your Next Getaway

Cape Paterson Rainbow

Not many people know or have visited Eden, but for the people who have, they keep coming back each year to this little gem located in the south-east corner of Australia. Located at the bottom of New South Wales along the East Coast of Australia it is halfway between Sydney and Melbourne, or a 3hr drive from Canberra. It is an up and coming tourist destination that is worth a second look and you’ll be pleasantly surprised at the unique attractions and places you can explore along this coastal town.

Many cruise ships have recently made Eden a new destination on their tour of Australia as the wharf has recently been extended, and 2020 will be a big year for this town.

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1: Aerial View of Eden. Source: Cruise Mapper.

Location and History of Eden

Eden is located 476 km south of Sydney via the Princes Highway and is 553 km east of Melbourne. You can fly into Merimbula Airport and rent a car for the 20 minute drive south to Eden.

This charming town is surrounded by national parks and bushland with the Ben Boyd National Park lying to the north and south, and Nullica State Forest and Mount Imlay National Park towards the west.

The town sits along Twofold Bay which has a rich history connected to whales. The Yuin Thaua people along with dolphins and killer whales have helped each other to corral their catch and bring it ashore, in return for a share of the spoils. European settlers took over this incredible partnership from the Aboriginal Australians in 1791.

Things To Do

Eden’s Killer Whale Museum exhibits the town’s history of whaling and has been in operation for over 85 years. Looking over the Pacific Ocean, it is home to one of the only orca skeletons in the world – Old Tom, said to be the leader of a pod of Killer Whales.

Ben Boyd National Park

Take a day or a week to explore the different areas and landscapes of the National Park. Try out the three-day Light to Light walk along the coast that runs between the Green Cape Lighthouse and the 1847-built Boyd’s Tower.

Eden Lookout & Rotary Walk

For scenic views of Twofold Bay, visit the Rotary Park – a short 20-minute return walk. Along the way, you’ll find great spots for whale watching too!

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2: Eden Lookout and Rotary Walk. Source: Jimmy Wallace – TripAdvisor.

Snug Cove Wharf

Snug Cove harbours a fleet of fishing, charter and recreational vessels. Watch the action of the boats as they come and go to unload the fisherme­­n’s catch of the day, and grab a bite from the number of eateries.

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3: Eden’s Snug Cove Wharf. Image: Gang Gang Tours.

Ready to book your next holiday to Eden? Why don’t you make Eden Beachfront Holiday Park your next destination. And follow us on Facebook and Instagram for all the latest park news, recommendations and special offers.

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