Nature in Eden
Discover Eden’s natural beauty on foot by following one of the many short walks and trails or multi-day treks that weave through the area. Explore rugged coastline, golden sand dunes and ancient forests. Stop by one of many scenic lookouts for a spot of whale and bird watching, while experiencing the diversity of Eden’s native flora and fauna.
Nestled at the lower end of the South Coast’s picturesque shoreline, Eden is a prime spot for sighting southern right and humpback whales as they make their way along the coast between May and November. There are plenty of vantage points located along Eden’s coastline offering panoramic views, and a great range of whale-watching cruises which put passengers in a closer spot to watch the spectacular mammals breaching through the region’s sparkling waters. Discover Eden’s long running association with whales at the Eden Killer Whale Museum which features displays of boats, whaling gear, photographs and other fascinating maritime memorabilia.
The Ben Boyd National Park, which extends both north and south of Eden, features a number of diverse landscapes, ranging from sandy beaches and pristine waters to tall coastal forests and rocky coastlines. Along the coast, which stretches from Eden to Merimbula, you can observe shales and conglomerates which have been gnawed by the sea into arches and caves, forming a particularly dramatic surface. The national park is populated by several species of rare fauna, including yellow-bellied gliders, and is also a good position for sea and native bird watching.
Home to one of the deepest natural harbours in the Southern Hemisphere, Eden’s port receives both domestic and international cruise ships as they make their way along the east coast of Australia. The coastal town of Eden is a good starting point for exploring the coastal attractions of other vibrant seaside precincts of the NSW South Coast.