Eden is a jewel on New South Wales’ Sapphire Coast. Less than an hour from the Victorian Border, this charming and picturesque town is surrounded by national parks, bushland and stunning coastline, the perfect escape from city living.
Ingenia Holidays Eden Beachfront, with its range of cabin, camping and caravanning options, makes the perfect base from which to explore this natural wonderland.
You can’t visit Eden without acknowledging its whaling past. Those days may be gone, but it’s still once of the best spots in Australia to see whales on their annual migration between May and November. Boyds Tower and Green Cape lookout are just two of many vantage points to catch a glimpse of these majestic mammals or hop on a whale watching cruise for a closer encounter.
Eden Killer Whale Museum
To learn more about whales, or if you visit outside of migrating season, visit the Eden Killer Whale Museum and uncover the story of Old Tom, an orca whose pod helped local whalers by herding baleen whales into Twofold Bay. Sighted along the coast from 1860 to 1930, Eden remains Tom’s home as his skeleton is on display in the museum.
While whaling is a thing of the past, Eden is still a working fishing port and trawlers pull into the wharves of Snug Cove daily. Stop by to snag some freshly caught seafood to cook up back at the holiday park or stop in at one of the local restaurants for a tasty meal. While at the wharves, look out for pelicans, dolphins and seals and walk out to the Rotary Lookout.
The Light to Light walk
This multi-day walk hugs the coastline from Green Cape Lighthouse to Boyds Tower. At 30km one-way, it might be a bit adventurous for some, but that doesn’t mean you have to miss out entirely. For a moderate walk, take the 8km return trip from the Green Cape Lighthouse to Pulpit Rock walk, which takes about an hour each way and rewards you with breathtaking coastal views. For a short trail, the Boyds Tower walking track is just 800m return and has a wheelchair-accessible boardwalk too.
Just 30km north of Eden lies Potoroo Palace, a native animal sanctuary that will delight visitors of all ages. Find all your furry favourites including koalas, wombats, wallabies and kangaroos, plus lesser-known marsupials, such as bettongs, and the potoroos the sanctuary is named after. If you prefer your creatures spiky, feathery or even scaly they have you covered too with everything from echidnas to emus, parrots and even lots of snake and lizards. A great fun and educational day out.
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