5 Reasons to Visit Eden
While not many people know of or have visited Eden, for the people who have, they keep coming back each year to this little gem located in the south-east corner of Australia. Found 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. This up and coming tourist destination is worth a second look and you’ll be pleasantly surprised at the unique attractions and places you can explore throughout this coastal town. We’ve put together the five best reasons to make Eden your next holiday destination!
From calm bays to secret coves and secluded surf breaks, Eden is surrounded by incredible beaches, stretching from The Pinnacles in the north to Bittangabee Bay in the south. If you’re a keen surfer or maybe you’re looking for the perfect spot to set up for the day with the kids, Eden has the perfect beach for everyone.
Located in the heart of Eden, Aslings Beach is a family favourite with great surf but safe swimming spots for the little ones. There’s even a man-made beach pool that you can find a short walk up the beach!
Another family fav is Cocora Beach, with waves rarely appearing, a great playground and covered barbecue area close by, this is the spot to set up for the day.
1: Aslings Beach Pool. Source: Instagram
Known as “Humpback Highway”, Eden is one of the best whale-watching spots in Australia during the annual migration between May and early November. You’ll find plenty of shoreline vantage points around Twofold Bay and along the coast in Ben Boyd National Park.
If you’re wanting to see the king of the ocean up close and personal, Catbalou Cruises run guided whale-watching cruises from August to October.
And, a trip to Eden isn’t complete without visiting the Killer Whale Museum. Looking over the Pacific Ocean, the museum has been exhibiting the town’s history of whaling for over 85 years. Make sure to check out Old Tom – one of the only orca skeletons in the entire world!
2: Whale Watching in TwoFold Bay Source: Eden Magnet
The perfect weekend away or mid-week getaway isn’t complete without feasting on yummy, local food! Eden is packed full of delicious cafes and restaurants, all bursting with the freshest local produce. We can’t go past Sprout Eden, located in the heart of town, they wholeheartedly support local producers since opening their doors in 2012. Their extensive menu caters to a wide range of dietary needs, from their classic big breakfast to their tasty vegan burger. Be sure to keep some room for cake displayed in their cabinet – the Carrot Cake is our favourite!
If you’re after a taste of the ocean, Eden is home to some of the best seafood restaurants going around with only the freshest local catches served. Wheelers Seafood Restaurant is a favourite around town, serving up delicious platters and local lobsters.
3: Wheelers Seafood Restaurant Seafood Platter Source: Instagram
Eden boasts the Southern Hemisphere’s third-deepest harbour — and with no bar to cross and a huge pick of estuaries, no wonder it’s a favourite destination for fishing. With direct ocean access and shelter from prevailing winds, this hidden gem is perfect for all kinds of fishing – think game fishing, reef fishing, beach fishing and everything else in between.
Twofold Bay is a favourite among locals and visitors, you’ll find yourself spoilt for choice – whether you want to head out to sea chasing big game fish, reef fish, cruise upriver, fish from the shore or from the centre of a lake, or just dive beneath the waves.
4: Big Catch in Twofold Bay Source: Inner Circle – Fishtopia
Rain, hail or shine, the hidden gem of Eden has a range of beautiful walks and hikes suitable to all ages and fitness levels. Find breath taking cliff top views through melaleuca tunnels, stroll a raised boardwalk over Lake Curalo and tread barefoot on clean beaches. Perfect for the little ones, take a stroll along the beach to the Aslings Beach Pool for a dip in the man-made creation or pack your walking shoes and camera to embark on the Pinnacles Loop Track with two lookouts along the way, both boasting incredible views!
5: Pinnacles Loop Track Source: Visit NSW
Ready to explore Eden!? Book your accommodation now at Eden Beachfront Holiday Park. Situated in a stunning valley leading down to absolute beach frontage, our holiday park has the best that nature has to offer, the ocean, the peaceful waters of Shadrack Creek, and the raised forest slopes with stunning panoramic views.
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