Why go to Eden (Australia)?
A sleepy town to spot whales, penguins, seals and more from its shores and at sea.
There can be dangerous rip currents here, and beaches are often not patrolled by lifeguards.
Nature lovers will love exploring this little seaside town, with its museums and attractions celebrating its environment.
Eden (Australia) Cruise Port Facilities?
The Port of Eden is located about 500 metres northwest of the town centre. The passenger terminal is on Imlay Street, Eden. In August 2019, the Breakwater Wharf was completed allowing passengers to walk off without the need for tendering.
Eden Wharf has a number of eateries, some with Wi-Fi. Cat Balou Cruises depart from here, too.
Good to Know?
The Sapphire Coast region, stretching from Bermagui in the north to the Victorian border in the south, is an untouched wilderness with some of the best national parks, lagoons and seas in which to explore its dynamic marine and bird life. Kayaking is a popular pastime, as is bird watching and hiking.
The area is also home to a burgeoning artisan food and wine scene with oysters a specialty. Bega is famous for its cheese; Pambula for its oysters; and deep-sea fishing town, Bermagui, for its yellowfin tuna and marlin.
Eden and the Sapphire Coast have undergone a transformation, with grower's markets, food festivals and nature-based adventures on offer. The Visitor Information Centre, located on Mitchell Street near Imlay, has information on attractions, tours and special events, including self-guided walking tours.
Cruise lines usually offer a shuttle service to the centre of Eden. Taxis are also available. The local bus service runs morning and afternoon and there is a bus stop on Imlay Street near Eden Wharf. It takes about 20 minutes to walk this uphill section on foot.
On foot: Eden is mostly flat, compact and fairly easy to navigate on foot.
By bus: Sapphire Coast Buslines run a limited timetable morning and afternoon Monday to Friday (routes 790 and 791) looping through Pambula, Merimbula and Tathra and ending in Bega.
By taxi: There are two taxis available that can be booked by calling 02 6496 1180. Taxis are metered and equipped to accept credit cards.
Currency & Best Way to Get Money?
The local currency is the Australian dollar. ATMs can be found on Imlay Street, in the main part of town.