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Are you arriving at the Port of Eden by cruise ship and looking to book a Eden tour shore excursion? Look no further than our Eden nature tour, specially crafted for cruise guests to make the most of their time on land. Led by a knowledgeable local, this tour provides insights into the ecology, history, and culture of our region.
During the Eden tour, we will provide a light picnic lunch to enjoy in the great outdoors. Your meal will include a frittata, bread roll, salad, and a sweet treat with fruit. Tea, coffee, and water will also be provided for refilling your bottles. Please inform us of any special dietary requirements when making your booking.
Book now for a private group departure with a minimum of 4 guests, or send us an inquiry for groups larger than 10.
We are happy to tailor our Eden nature tour to suit the interests, physical requirements, and length of time ashore of your group. If you’re interested in adding a wildlife experience at Potoroo Palace, please inform us at the time of booking. Please note that an additional entrance fee of $25 will apply, and we will not have enough time to visit Ben Boyd Tower or Davidson Whaling Station.
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 Curalo – The 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 – A sheltered area in Twofold Bay with a jetty and boat ramp. Rixons Beach features a virtually wave-free coastline with a breakwall on one end and natural rock on the other. Sit in the shade and enjoy the boats, boatshed, and amenities. Watch the water and listen to the calls of bellbirds, while also spotting activity from the Quarantine Bay Yacht Club and Eden Amateur Fishing Club. The bay is also a trailhead for the Bundian Way Story Trail, an ancient interpretive walk accessible 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– Explore the gentle walking track and boardwalk around Boyds Tower, built by Benjamin Boyd but never commissioned as a lighthouse. View the historic tower, including a missing section from lightning and Boyd’s name inscribed on the crest. Two nearby lookouts offer superb views of the Pacific Ocean and Twofold Bay, with whales often visible during whale watching season (June-November).
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.
Port of Eden
Meeting between the Eden visitors information centre and the car park, 300m walk from where cruise ships dock.
Vary depending on ship arrival
The tour can be longer or shorter upon request.