Things to See and Do
Featured Things to See and Do
Distance is calculated point-to-point. If landmarks, waterways or rivers are nearby, the distance may be further by road.
The Eden Killer Whale Museum
The Eden Killer Whale Museum has been in operation for some seventy five years. Exhibitions about the shore based whaling operations from Twofold Bay during the 1800's and early 1900's include a full skeleton of 'Tom' the Killer Whale legendary Orca. Tom led a pack of killer whales in the hunt for baleen whales on their Southward migration each year along the Far South coast of NSW and herded them into Twofold Bay assisting the whalers.
Cat Balou Cruises
Cat Balou Cruises operate from the Port of Eden , NSW, southern gateway to NSW & the Sapphire Coast. Cat Balou offers two cruises- their popular 2 hour Twofold Bay Discovery Cruise which operate all year and whale watching cruises from late September until late November.
Davidson's Whaling Station
Located on the shores of the Kiah Inlet at Twofold Bay, the Davidson Whaling Station was the longest-operating shore-based whaling station in Australia and the last of its type to close down. Protected today as an historic site, the station will give you a unique insight into the lives and industry of the 19th century whalers.
Operate 1st Saturday of Every Month at the Eden Memorial Park, Calle Street . 08:00 - 12:30
Freedom Fishing Charters
Offering Reef, Game and Sports Fishing along with Whale Watching and Pleasure Cruises
Greencape Lighthouse was the first cast concrete lighthouse tower in Australia. It is situated in the picturesque Ben Boyd National Park and was built in 1883 and at 29 meters is the second tallest lighthouse in NSW.
Ocean Wilderness Sea Kayaking
Trips depart daily from Eden, Merimbula, Pambula Beach and Lake Wonboyn. See Twofold Bay, Bed Boyd National Park and Nadgee Nature Reserve. Great wildlife seen on most trips.
Ben Boyd National Park
Named after Benjamin Boyd, a prominent 19th-century Far South Coast entrepreneur. Its rugged coastline is a colourful display of folded red rocks, standing out against the sapphire blue waters of the Pacific Ocean. Visit the Pinnacles and see the amazing colours in the clay formations of the cliffs.
Boyd's Tower, originally designed as a lighthouse by Benjamin Boyd, was built in 1847. Located in the National Park, the tower was never used as a lighthouse, however became a lookout for shore based whalers in the region.
Does your holiday have to include the water? Rivers, lakes and the ocean are what makes this area so fantastic. Take on stand up paddleboarding and kayaking with Coastline Adventures. Available for hire during the school holidays.
Eden Wharf: Snug Cove
There are three wharves used as a working port with trawlers regularly on the move bringing home the days catch for relay to the markets. You can see pelicans, dolphins and seals. Have a chat to the local fishermen. Go past the wharf and see Rotary Lookout and the Seamen’s Memorial Wall - this captures the true essence of the township.
Greencape to Pulpit Rock
A scenic drive or breathtaking hike, this is an opportunity to see an amazing section of coastline. The walk is just under 4km one way, around an hour and a half to complete. It passes through an area of heat and melaleuca. Reach the rock from stunning views north up the coast.
Lake Curalo Walking Track
Reconnect with Mother Nature on this trail covering lake, beach, eucalypt forest, salt marsh and grass land. This walk is 6kms one way and comprises of both boardwalk and wide gravel pathway. Perfect for a couple's walk or a stroll with the whole family (including pram). Make sure to catch the birdlife lining the path. Access this from the Eden Sportsground or the Scout Hall on Prices Highway.
Light to Light Walk
Otherwise known as the Killer Whale Trail, the Light to Light Walk is a must-do trail in Ben Boyd National Park. From multi-day to light walks, choose your section of the trail. The views are ever-changing. Access this trail from Saltwater Creek or Bittangee Bay.
The ultimate family theme park in Pambula, NSW.Slide down the Tube Rider, feel the thrill of the rollercoaster, rush down a toboggan, bounce on the jumping castle and more. There's something for all ages, from children through to adults, at Magic Mountain.
Get up close with pigs, alpacas and even camels at the animal barn! The little ones have a pony ride and older kids can take a trail ride through the property.
On The Perch Aviaries
With more than 80 species of birds on display, On The Perch Aviaries offers a way to learn about the birds of the region. Meet a bird keeper, say howdy to a parrot and take the time to appreciate the beautiful rural surrounds.
Situated in the picturesque Bega Valley, Potoroo Palace offers the authentic opportunity to see a range of Australian wildlife. Koalas sitting in the trees, kangaroos hopping by, and birds chirping away. Feed an emu through this unique eco-experience.
Rotary Park Lookout
Wonder why it's called Twofold Bay? From Eden's Lookout Point at Rotary Park, you'll find out exactly why. Observe the headline jutting out into the bay and see Boyd's Tower sitting atop Red Point on the other side.
Sapphire Coast Marine Discovery Centre
An exciting, thought-provoking, hands-on experience for the whole family to enjoy. Learn about the marinelife just off our shores through an interactive program.
Whale Watching (Seasonal)
If you aren’t interested in seeing beautiful, majestic mammals glide effortlessly through ocean waves, steer clear of this. However, if this sounds like your kind of thing, and you are in the area between September and November, you’re in luck. Humpback and Southern Right whales visit the Ben Boyd National Park during their Southern Migration to Antarctica. If you go in November, you will also have the opportunity to go to the Eden Whale Festival.
Situated just south of Eden, the Wonboyn Lake is a versatile lake system and a mecca for dusty flathead. Moon phases and conditions vary the movement of fish, so it's better to seek local advice from bait and tackle shops before tackling this spot. Bayscliff, the entrance to Wonboyn Lake, is a top choice for salmon and tailor.