Nestled on the beautiful Sapphire Coast, Eden is a picturesque coastal town that offers visitors a unique blend of natural beauty and rich history. With so many amazing things to do, it can be challenging to decide what to see and do first. To help you plan your trip, we’ve compiled a list of the top 10 things to do in Eden NSW.
Mountain Bike Gravity Eden
Opening July 2023 the new Gravity Eden mountain bike tracks will be a thrilling addition to the region’s outdoor adventure offerings. With stunning natural surroundings, these tracks offer an exhilarating experience for riders of all levels. Designed to challenge and excite, the Gravity Eden tracks are built to international standards and incorporate a variety of features such as jumps, berms, drops, and technical sections. Whether you’re a seasoned mountain biker or a beginner, you’ll find something to suit your level of skill and interest. The tracks are set to become a popular destination for mountain biking enthusiasts and adventure seekers alike, and are sure to add to the already impressive reputation of Eden as a premier outdoor recreation destination. Check out our Mountain Bike tours.
Take a Whale Watching Cruise
If you’re looking for an incredible whale watching or scenic tour in Eden, look no further than Cat Balou Cruises. The team at Cat Balou Cruises knows exactly where to find the best whale watching spots and scenic views. You’ll be taken on a comfortable and spacious vessel, complete with modern amenities and knowledgeable guides who will share fascinating information about the whales and the local marine environment. From the moment you step aboard, you’ll be treated to a truly unforgettable experience. With a focus on conservation, Cat Balou Cruises is committed to preserving the natural beauty of the Sapphire Coast. Whether you’re a seasoned whale watcher or a first-time visitor, a whale watching or scenic tour with Cat Balou Cruises is an absolute must-do.
Kayak The Pambula River
A fantastic way to explore the stunning natural beauty of the Pambula River and its surrounds. Led by experienced guides, this tour takes you on a leisurely paddle through calm waters, giving you a chance to soak up the serenity of the river and the surrounding wilderness. Along the way, you’ll encounter a variety of native wildlife, including kangaroos, wallabies, and a range of bird species. The tour also includes a stop for a picnic lunch on the riverbank, where you can relax and take in the peaceful surroundings. Suitable for beginners and experienced kayakers alike, this tour is a great way to enjoy the outdoors and connect with nature. With all equipment provided and expert guidance, you can simply sit back, relax, and enjoy the ride.
Relax at Aslings Beach
Aslings Beach in Eden is a stunning and unspoilt stretch of coastline that offers visitors a chance to experience the natural beauty of this area. With crystal clear waters, pristine white sands and a backdrop of forests, this beach is a true gem. It’s also a popular spot for swimming, surfing, fishing and other water-based activities and plenty of space for families to enjoy. The beach is easily accessible and has a range of facilities including picnic tables, public toilets, and barbeque areas. Aslings Beach is also conveniently located near the town centre, so visitors can easily combine a day at the beach with a visit to the many restaurants, cafes, and shops in the area.
Walk In Beowa National Park
Beautiful and diverse natural attraction located to the North and South of Eden. The park offers visitors a chance to explore a range of habitats including forests, wetlands, and beaches, and is home to an abundance of native wildlife including kangaroos, wallabies, echidnas, and a variety of bird species. The Beowa national park is also rich in history, with a number of important cultural and historical landmarks to discover. The Pinnacles, for example, are a unique rock formation that provides stunning views of the coastline and ocean, while Boyd Tower is a historic tower that offers visitors a glimpse into the region’s maritime past. The Davidson Whaling Station is another important historical site, where visitors can learn about the whaling industry that once thrived in this area. Overall, Beowa National Park is a fascinating and beautiful destination that offers something for everyone, whether you’re interested in nature, history, or just a relaxing day out in stunning surroundings. Join our Eden Nature Tour to visit the highlights of Beowa National Park in one day, well suited to cruise guests with pick up / drop off from the Port of Eden. Or our Light to Light walk & kayak tour to visit all this and more over 3 days with 2 nights at the historic Green Cape Lighthouse keepers station.
Learn to Shuck an Oyster With Broadwater Oysters
A must-do for any seafood lover visiting Eden. Located in the pristine waters of Pambula Lake, the Broadwater Oysters farm offers visitors a chance to learn about the fascinating process of oyster farming and to sample some of the freshest, most delicious oysters you’ll ever taste. Led by experienced guides, the tour takes visitors out on a boat to see the oyster farms up close and learn about the different techniques used to cultivate these prized shellfish. You’ll also have a chance to shuck and taste the oysters on the spot, savouring their briny, delicate flavour straight from the ocean. The experience is both informative and delicious, and is a great way to connect with the local seafood industry and learn about the importance of sustainable aquaculture. Whether you’re a seasoned seafood aficionado or just curious about where your food comes from, the Broadwater Oysters Experience is an unforgettable taste of the Sapphire Coast. Check out our Kayak and Shuck tour that combines a Pambula River Kayak with an oyster expereince.
View Australian Wildlife At Potoroo Palace
Unique and unforgettable experience for anyone interested in wildlife and conservation. Located in the picturesque surrounds of the Merimbula hinterland (25 min drive from Eden), the sanctuary is home to a range of native Australian animals, including kangaroos, koalas, wallabies, wombats, and of course, potoroos. Visitors can wander through the park at their leisure, watching the animals in their natural habitats and learning about their behaviours and unique characteristics. The sanctuary also has a number of informative displays and exhibits about conservation efforts and the importance of preserving Australia’s unique flora and fauna. For a more hands-on experience, visitors can take part in animal encounters and experiences. Potoroo Palace is a wonderful opportunity to connect with the natural world and learn about the important work being done to protect Australia’s wildlife. We can include this in our Eden Nature Tour
Enjoy Cocora Beach
Beautiful and secluded beach with its crystal clear waters, golden sand, and picturesque rock formations, Cocora Beach is the perfect spot for swimming, sunbathing, or just taking a peaceful stroll along the shore. There are also picnic areas, public toilets, and showers available for use. The Bundian Way starts at Cocora beach and marks the start of one of the most important and historic Aboriginal pathways in Australia. This ancient trade route, which extends over 365 kilometres from the Snowy Mountains to the coast, has been used by Indigenous communities for thousands of years, and holds significant cultural and historical importance. The start of the Bundian Way in Eden is a place of great significance, representing the beginning of a journey that has been undertaken by countless generations of Indigenous Australians. Visitors to this site can learn about the history and significance of the Bundian Way, and gain a deeper understanding of the enduring connection between Indigenous communities and the land. It is a powerful reminder of the richness and diversity of Australia’s Indigenous cultures, and a fascinating insight into the country’s ancient past.
Visit The Eden Killer Whale Museum
A fascinating and unique museum that celebrates the history and culture of the local area. The museum tells the story of the town’s whaling and fishing industries, as well as the incredible relationship between killer whales and the local Aboriginal Yuin people. Visitors can explore a range of exhibits, including whale skeletons, historic boats, and interactive displays that bring the region’s past to life. The museum is also home to a number of artefacts and objects that tell the story of the local Indigenous communities, and their relationship with the sea and its creatures. The Eden Killer Whale Museum is a must-visit destination for anyone interested in the history and culture of this unique region, and provides a fascinating insight into the lives of the people who have made their home here for thousands of years.
Indulge In Eden Town
Don’t live without spending time in the township of Eden home to a range of restaurants, cafes, and shops, making it the perfect place to relax and unwind after a day of outdoor activities such as kayaking, Mountain Biking, hiking, or fishing. Some of our favourites include Sprout Cafe for coffee, Florabel Terrace for nighttime entertainment and Hotel Australasia for a classy drink and stay or rest at mountain bike and family friendly Eden Heritage House.
These are just a few of the many amazing things to do in Eden NSW. You could also go for a dive with Dive Eden, or catch some waves while surfing at Lennards or Saltwater. Whether you’re interested in history, nature, or just relaxing on the beach, there’s something for everyone in this beautiful coastal town. So pack your bags and get ready for an unforgettable adventure!