Eden is an old whaling town set on Twofold Bay on the New South Wales coast south of Sydney with sandy beaches to the east, and Ben Boyd National Park to the north.. Now a major commercial fishing centre, Eden's past was built on whaling. In the 1840's some 27 whaling boats were based here, an industry started by the enterprising Ben Boyd. Reputed to be the finest regional museum in Australia, the Killer Whale Museum shows the town's history by tracing the history of the days when men and killer whales worked together to herd other gentle giants to shore. You will also learn about the whaler who was swalloed whole and lived to tell the tale.
The history and traditions of the sea are still the lifeblood of Eden, and the trawlers at Snug Cove unload their catch every day. Discovery cruises are available to spot dolphins, seals, fairy penguins and, in season, migrating humpback whales. The town also boasts galleries, craft shops and the historic Sea Horse Inn, originally built in 1844 as a residence by Ben Boyd using convict labour. Other historic buildings include The Great Southern Inn, the town centrepiece and the old Surveyor's Office which is diagonally opposite.
From here you can also discover the Sapphire Coast region, stretching from Bermagui in the north to the Victorian border in the south. It is an untouched wilderness with some of the best national parks, lagoons and seas in which to explore its dynamic marine and bird life.
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