Eden’s a sleepy, appealing place with real local character set on magnificent Twofold Bay. Often the only bustle is down at the harbour when the fishing boats – and, once the wharf is extended, cruise ships – come in. Around the surrounding area are stirring beaches, national parks and wilderness areas.
Eden's origins are as a whaling town; the activity began here as early as 1791. Now that the migrating humpback whales and southern right whales are left in peace, they pass so close to the coast that this is one of Australia's best whale-watching locations. Often the whales can be seen feeding or resting in Twofold Bay during their southern migration back to Antarctic waters during September, October and November.