Eden Nature Highlights, Shore Excursion, Port of Eden

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Arriving by cruise ship to the Port of Eden and want to book a shore excursions? Book our Eden nature highlights tour, designed specifically for cruise guests, to maximize their time ashore. Lean about the ecology, history and culture of our region from a local.
Send us an enquiry to let us know your group size, interests and length of tour you are looking for. We recommend between 4 and 6 hours and we will provide a light picnic lunch to be enjoyed in nature. Lunch will consist of a frittata, bread roll, salad and treat with fruit, tea, coffee and water to re-fill your bottles with. We can cater for special dietary request if you let us know at the time of booking.
We have a 4 seater EV Tesla an 11 seater minibus, other modern vehicles and can accomodate large groups if needed.
Nature Tour highlights

This is a sample Eden shore excursion itinerary, all our itineraries can be tailored to groups interests, physical requirements and length of time ashore.

Eden Rotary Lookout – Just a 2 minute drive from port of Eden’s and is one of the best whale watching vantage points along the Sapphire Coast. With stunning views over Twofold Bay, Nullica Bay and the surrounding rugged coastline, scan for humpback whales as well as sea eagles, albatross, dolphins, seals and of course the legendary and rare killer whales.

Lake CuraloThe easy/flat boardwalk meanders around the lakes shore, through swamp melaleuca forest, and across salt marsh and over the shallow water where you can see reeds, fish and many species of bird life.

Aslings Beach Rock Pool – Located in the heart of Eden, on the northern shore of Twofold Bay, Aslings Beach offers both surf and safe swimming, and is patrolled in summer. Whales (August to early November) are often seen along the shoreline, while dolphins are frequently spotted feeding or sheltering in the bay.

Cocora Beach – Cocora Beach is perfect for beachside BBQs with the family, short walks and safe swimming. The beach is pet-friendly. For a glimpse of Aboriginal heritage and the experience of treading an ancient pathway, we will discuss the Bundian Way Story Trail.

Quarantine Bay & Rixons Beach – Quarantine Bay and Rixons Beach are a sheltered part of Twofold Bay, with amenities, jetty and boat ramp. Rixons Beach is virtually wave-free and bordered by a breakwall at one end and natural rock at the other. The beach is dotted with boats and a boatshed, and there are amenities and shady places to sit. While peaceful and ringing with bellbird calls, there is always something to watch on the water, as the bay is home to a four-lane boat ramp, Quarantine Bay Yacht Club and the Eden Amateur Fishing Club. The bay is also a trailhead for the Bundian Way Story Trail, an ancient interpretative walk that can be accessed from the Eden Amateur Fishing Club car park or Cocora Beach.

Beowa National Park
Pinnacles Lookout – The short, flat, 500m walk offers a bird’s-eye view of the Pinnacles — its white sands mark the level of an ancient water table, while the red gravel clay above is rust (iron oxide). There are two lookouts with views south to Lennards Island and north to Haycock Point

Haycock Point Lookout – Haycock Point is located between Eden and Pambula, at the northernmost tip of Beowa National Park. Its iconic Devonian red rock is a significant geological feature of the Sapphire Coast, dating back approximately 350-million years. Humpback whales often cruise close by, and Southern Right whales have been known to shelter close to shore along Long Beach in the winter months.

Boyds Tower Follow this gentle walking track and boardwalk around the imposing Boyds Tower. Find out about Benjamin Boyd, who built Boyds Tower only to never see it commissioned as a lighthouse.

Take a good look at the historic tower to see a missing section displaced by lightning. You can also see Boyd’s name inscribed at the crest.

Nearby, you can visit two lookouts to see superb views – one over the Pacific Ocean and the other over Twofold Bay. If you’re there during whale watching season (June – November) you will probably see whales performing their ocean acrobatics in Twofold Bay. Bring a picnic along to enjoy at the informal picnic area.

Davidson Whaling Station  – Check out the historic try-works, where blubber was processed, and learn all about the whaling operation. Walk a few steps to the beach to enjoy a picnic, swim, or just feel the sand between your toes.


  • Expert local guide
  • Picnic lunch and drinks
  • National Parks fees
  • Private group tour

Departure & Return Location

Port of Eden 

Meeting between the Eden visitors information centre and the car park, 300m walk from where cruise ships dock. 

Meeting Times

Vary depending on ship arrival

Tour Duration

Tour can be tailored to guests requirements, we recommend 4 to 6 hrs
The longer you have the more time we get to spend at each location and add in other locations!  

What to bring and wear

  • Hat, sunglasses, sunscreen
  • Closed in walking shoes and comfortable clothing
  • Any personal medication needed
  • Water bottle
  • Camera, phone
  • Raincoat

Activity Rating

Tailored to groups requirements 


Please send us an enquiry for quote 

$200 AU per/person 

Minimum spend $800

Essential Information
  • If we cancel a tour due to weather or operational requirements we will notify you as soon as possible and offer you a full refund
  • If you cancel; more than 7 days before the tour, we may retain 10% of the amount paid as an administration fee; more than 48 hours, but less than 7 days, we may retain 50% of the total amount paid; less than 48 hrs prior to the tour or if you do not appear for the tour, we may retain 100% of the total amount paid
  • If the ship doesn’t dock: We will refund you less non-recoverables (non-recoverables would include catering and any time already allocated to staff).
  • Bad weather: We guide in all weather conditions as long as it is safe to do so. Our guides would still always be willing to run the tour even in heavy rain, we supply ponchos and umbrellas for our guests. 
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