Eden

Travel Guide
Aslings Beach featuring general coastal views and a lake or waterhole

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.

Eden Motel
Eden Motel
3.5 out of 5
87 Princes Highway, Eden, NSW
The price is AU$114 per night from 4 Feb. to 5 Feb.
Situated by the ocean, this motel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Eden Golf Course and Aslings Beach. Eden Killer Whale Museum and Ben Boyd National Park are also ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (402 reviews)
"Hard to find somewhere to eat (a holiday and lack of staff due to Covid, not the motel’s fault) and the sheets were stiff and uncomfortable. Everything else was very good- clean, nicely renovated and decorated."

Reviewed on 4 Jan. 2022

Eden Motel
Coachman's Eden
Coachman's Eden
3.5 out of 5
46 Princes Highway, Corner of Irene Crsnt & PrincesHwy, Eden, NSW
The price is AU$119 per night from 14 Feb. to 15 Feb.
Situated in Eden, this golf motel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Eden Golf Course and Aslings Beach. Ben Boyd National Park and Bell Bird Creek Nature Reserve are ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (95 reviews)
"Little noisy near the road"

Reviewed on 15 Apr. 2021

Coachman's Eden
Twofold Bay Motor Inn
Twofold Bay Motor Inn
4 out of 5
164-166 Imlay Street, Eden, NSW
The price is AU$131 per night from 3 Feb. to 4 Feb.
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 ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (316 reviews)
"Fabulous. The room was very modern and clean and the bed was very comfortable. We had a lovely view. Overall, we were very happy and will definitely stay here again."

Reviewed on 6 Jan. 2022

Twofold Bay Motor Inn
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.
Garden of Eden Caravan Park
Garden of Eden Caravan Park
2 out of 5
1-7 Barclay Street, Eden, NSW
The price is AU$105 per night from 30 Jan. to 31 Jan.
Situated near the beach, this campsite is within a 15-minute walk of Aslings Beach and Eden Golf Course. Eden Killer Whale Museum and Sapphire Coast Marine Discovery ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (78 reviews)
"The cabin had everything we needed. We could even cook a hot meal and enjoy a coffee on the veranda."

Reviewed on 19 Apr. 2021

Garden of Eden Caravan Park
Totally Beachin
Totally Beachin
2 Bungo St, Unit 2, Eden, NSW
Situated on the waterfront, this apartment building is within 1 mile (2 km) of Aslings Beach, Eden Killer Whale Museum and Sapphire Coast Marine Discovery Centre. ...
5/5 Exceptional! (1 review)
Spectacular Stay
"Thank you for a really lovely long weekend away in Eden. We rode bikes along the beach bike path, beach sunrise 3 minute walk away. The place had everything we needed. Kids didn't want to come home. Excellent location and walking distance to beach, shops and lots of playgrounds. Comfy beds after ..."

Reviewed on 16 Jun. 2021

Totally Beachin
Stella Maris
Stella Maris
3.5 out of 5
2 Bungo St, Eden, NSW
Situated near the boardwalk, this holiday home is within 1 mile (2 km) of Aslings Beach, Eden Killer Whale Museum and Sapphire Coast Marine Discovery Centre. ...
Stella Maris
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.

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