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See migrating whales in the area known as the Humpback Highway, discover the fascinating history of whaling and hike to the red and white Pinnacles cliffs. 

Situated between the “Humpback Highway” and the Ben Boyd National Park, the little fishing village of Eden makes an ideal nature escape. Take a whale-watching boat trip, relax on the beach and hike the stunning rocky coastline.

Learn about Eden’s former whaling industry at the Davidson Whaling Station and Eden Killer Whale Museum. The skeleton of an Orca known as “Old Tom” is housed in the Whale Museum. A pod of these predators, including “Old Tom,” would hunt and attack baleen whales and alert whalers of their arrival. In return, the pod was given the lips and tongue of the hunted whale.

The family the Orcas had the closest relationship with were the Davidsons who continued to use hand harpoons and rowing boats even after other whalers had taken up motorboats. Visit the old Davidson Whaling Station to see the tools of the grisly trade.

Families travelling with children can find out more about the underwater world at the Sapphire Coast Marine Discovery Centre. Aquariums, touch tanks, educational films and hands-on experiments and activities will delight young travellers. The centre is open daily during school holidays and on weekdays during term time.

Explore the Ben Boyd National Park on a 3-day hiking adventure on the Light to Light walk between Boyds Tower and the Green Cape Lightstation. Shorter walks through heathland will give you ample time to admire the scenery and spot potoroos, ground parrots and seabirds. On the Pinnacles loop track, amble along the rocky coastline to the unusual red and white cliffs of the Pinnacles.

View whales in their natural environment on a whale-watching boat cruise. Cruise the ocean and look for bottlenose and common dolphins, fur seals, penguins and turtles. Southern right, minke, blue and Bryde’s whales sometimes feed in the bay and “Old Tom’s” relations are also still seen in the area.

Eden is set in the deep natural harbour of Twofold Bay. The town is served by regional buses.

Top hotels in Eden

BIG4 Eden Beachfront Holiday Park
BIG4 Eden Beachfront Holiday Park
2 out of 5
441 Princes Highway, Eden, NSW
The price is £51 per night from 26 Oct to 27 Oct

Nestled on the beach, this Eden campsite is within 6 mi (10 km) of Cocora Beach, Aslings Beach and Eden Wharf. Eden Golf Course and Rotary Park are also within ...

4.2/5Excellent! (203 reviews)

"Lovely location. Clean and tidy cabins, with good amenities."…"

Reviewed on 18 Jul 2020

BIG4 Eden Beachfront Holiday Park
Twofold Bay Motor Inn
Twofold Bay Motor Inn
4 out of 5
164-166 Imlay Street, Eden, NSW
The price is £83 per night from 9 Nov to 10 Nov

Situated near the beach, this motel is within a 10-minute walk of Eden Killer Whale Museum, Aslings Beach and Sapphire Coast Marine Discovery Centre. Eden Wharf ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (265 reviews)

"Well located motel right in town. The room was spacious and had utensils for making a light breakfast. The bathroom was clean and always had abundant hot water. Many eating options located within 50meters of the motel and the Killer Whale museum is a 3 minute walk away. You can walk to the beach ..."…"

Reviewed on 31 Jul 2020

Twofold Bay Motor Inn
Eden Motel
Eden Motel
3.5 out of 5
87 Princes Highway, Eden, NSW
The price is £46 per night from 29 Oct to 30 Oct

Situated by the ocean, this motel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Eden Golf Course and Aslings Beach. Eden Killer Whale Museum and Cocora Beach are also within 2 ...

4.1/5Very Good! (364 reviews)

"Great...Stayed one night...very clean. Would stay again."…"

Reviewed on 21 Sep 2020

Eden Motel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Top Holiday Rentals in Eden

BIG4 Eden Beachfront Holiday Park
BIG4 Eden Beachfront Holiday Park
2 out of 5
441 Princes Highway, Eden, NSW
The price is £51 per night from 26 Oct to 27 Oct

Nestled on the beach, this Eden campsite is within 6 mi (10 km) of Cocora Beach, Aslings Beach and Eden Wharf. Eden Golf Course and Rotary Park are also within ...

4.2/5Excellent! (203 reviews)

"Lovely location. Clean and tidy cabins, with good amenities."…"

Reviewed on 18 Jul 2020

BIG4 Eden Beachfront Holiday Park
Eagle Heights
Eagle Heights
3.5 out of 5
12 Yule Street, Eden, NSW
The price is £88 per night from 25 Oct to 26 Oct

Situated near the beach, this apartment building is within a 5-minute walk of Eagles Claw Nature Reserve and Rotary Park. Sapphire Coast Marine Discovery Centre ...

4.3/5Excellent! (51 reviews)

"This property was great 👍 and the views were outstanding. The units were very clean and safe. They had all ammenities and equipment to make it a well worth stay."…"

Reviewed on 11 Jul 2020

Eagle Heights
Heritage House Motel & Units
Heritage House Motel & Units
4 out of 5
178 Imlay Street, Eden, NSW
The price is £87 per night from 26 Oct to 27 Oct

Located in the heart of Eden, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Eden Killer Whale Museum and Aslings Beach. Rotary Park is 0.5 mi (0.8 km) ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (117 reviews)

"We had a great view, manager very friendly and helpful. Spacious well equipped apartment, walkable to town and to marina"…"

Reviewed on 9 Jun 2020

Heritage House Motel & Units
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Popular places to visit in Eden

Eden Wharf
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Eden Wharf

Explore the waterfront in Eden with a trip to Eden Wharf. While you're in the area, stroll along the beautiful beaches.

Aslings Beach
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Aslings Beach

Why not spend a care-free afternoon at Aslings Beach during your travels in Eden? Wander the marina and parks while you're in the area.

Rotary Park
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Rotary Park

4/5(1 review)

Explore the great outdoors at Rotary Park, a lovely green space in Eden. While you're in the area, stroll along the beautiful beaches.

Top things to do in Eden

Guided Small Group river kayak tours
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Guided Small Group river kayak tours

£55
Per adult

Reviews of Eden

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21 Aug 2019

The Killer Whale Museum is worth a visit to get the story behind the whaling industry.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

10 Nov 2018

very beautiful bay and wonderful in Whale season!

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