The southern gateway to the Sapphire Coast, Eden is set in rugged beauty with golden sandy beaches and crystal waters to the east and forests and parklands to the west.
Visit Davidson Whaling Station the longest-operating shore-based whaling station in Australia at Kiah Inlet, Boyds Tower and Boydtown to absorb the colourful history of Eden.
A history steeped in the traditions of the sea. With endless fishing opportunities and fascinating dive wrecks is Eden. See the trawlers at Snug Cove unloading their catch of the day. You can sample their catch at one of many cafes or restaurants at the Wharf.
Lookout Point, Rotary Park and Seamens Memorial Wall are up the hill from Eden Wharf. They offer panoramic views over beautiful Twofold Bay to Mt Imlay. There is a Picnic area, toilets, and playground.
For splashing about choose between several beaches right in Eden - Aslings for surfing and rock pools, Corcora for family fun with facilities or Snug Cove with its caves. Charters offer all weather diving from Merimbula to Green Cape and daily fishing trips. Cruise Boats offer discovery cruises on Twofold Bay during which its history is unfolded and dolphins, seals and whales may also be seen.
Boydtown and the Seahorse Inn, were built in 1843 on the shores of Twofold Bay by an early whaling king whose name it bears. The historic inn has been restored and the ruins of Boyds church can still be seen.
Wonboyn Lake itself winds a 10km course before reaching Disaster Bay. Best discovered by boat, the lake has plenty of magnificent picnic spots. It also provides some of the area's best fishing locations. The backwaters of the lake are dotted with oyster leases, so when eating out on the Sapphire Coast, be sure to savour some of the lake's tastiest bounty - you won't taste finer.
Wonboyn Lake is best discovered by boat as you enter the lake mouth, sandy shoals and channels open to rolling surf and untouched beaches where dingos, dolphins and deserted sand hills can all be discovered. There is a boat ramp, picnic area and fabulous fishing surrounded by wilderness.
Ben Boyd National Park flanks Wonboyn to the north and Nadgee Nature Reserveto the south, rich in ancient and endemic forms of wildlife and vast wilderness areas. It offers many swimming, fishing and picnic spots, vantage lookout points, historic sites and designated camping areas. There are also lots of 4WD tracks to be explored.
Among these the Pinnacles and Haycock Point to the north and Saltwater Creek, Bittangabee Bay and Greencape to the south. Bookings for camping can be made at the National Parks office.
Phone: (02) 6495 5001 | Fax: (02) 6495 4137
Mt Imlay National Park provides bushwalkers with spectacular views of Twofold Bay and adjacent mountain ranges. It is a steep track to the summit but well worth the effort.
Wallagaruah Forest Drive and Maxwell's Rainforest Walk starts 30km south of Eden at signpost. This easy rainforest walk is accessible for all ages.
The Broadwater Swimming Area on the Yowaka River is on the Broadwater Road, off the Princes Highway 6km north of Eden.
The Fishermen's Club in Imlay is a great entertainment venue.
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|Eden Gateway Visitor Information Centre
Cnr Mitchell Street & Princes Highway Eden NSW 2551
Phone: 02 6496 1953 | Fax: 02 6496 4425
Open Time: 9am to 5pm 7 days
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