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Cruises to Eden (Australia)

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Eden, Australia, before the bushfires (Photo: Benny Marty/Shutterstock)

About Eden (Australia)

Eden is the southernmost port of NSW located on the Far South coast region known as the Sapphire Coast. Perched on the edge of Twofold Bay, the third deepest natural harbour in the southern hemisphere, Eden historically prospered in whaling, fishing and agriculture. The township was laid out by Thomas Townsend in 1843 and locals celebrate its unique whaling history, which saw men and killer whales work in tandem to capture baleen whales.

Today, Eden is a sleepy coastal town renowned for being one of the few places in the world humpback whales feed during their southern migration in spring. The Killer Whale Museum even sounds a siren when whales are spotted. Calm waters and open ocean access make it the perfect viewing platform to watch these massive creatures, as well as dolphins, seals and penguins. There are several vantage points on land, too. Bounded by national forest and ruggedly beautiful coastline, Eden is abundant in nature trails, spectacular coastal scenery and surf beaches.

Eden's town centre comprises one low-key street populated by modest shops, eateries, a local gallery, supermarket and pub. One street away is the stunning coastline and boardwalk leading to Aslings Beach. Grassy areas, parklands and the crystalline blue ocean waters are never far from sight.

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120 Night Viking World JourneysDetails

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Cruise Line:Viking Ocean Cruises
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120 Night Viking World JourneysDetails

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Jan 5, 2025
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New Zealand & Australia VoyageDetails

798 Reviews
Leaving:Auckland
Cruise Line:Azamara
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Jan 4, 2024
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Leaving:Sydney
Cruise Line:Royal Caribbean International
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137 Night Viking World CruiseDetails

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137 Night Viking World CruiseDetails

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Dec 23, 2023
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Leaving:Sydney
Cruise Line:Silversea Cruises
Dec 12, 2023
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666 Reviews
Leaving:Sydney
Cruise Line:Princess Cruises
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666 Reviews
Leaving:Perth
Cruise Line:Princess Cruises
Mar 22, 2023
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162 Night Viking World Voyage IiDetails

1,115 Reviews
Leaving:Los Angeles
Cruise Line:Viking Ocean Cruises
Jan 5, 2025
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More about Eden (Australia)

Why go to Eden (Australia)?

Pros:

A sleepy town to spot whales, penguins, seals and more from its shores and at sea.

Cons:

There can be dangerous rip currents here, and beaches are often not patrolled by lifeguards.

Bottom Line:

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.

Getting Around?

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.

Language?

English is the official language.


Eden (Australia) Cruise Reviews
On board Coral Princess. Destination staff member gave an informative talk night before of things to do for free in Eden. Ship docks right next to Eden Welcome Centre (tourist info). Markets outside on port day. Read More
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aussielozzie18
I hadn't been to Eden since I was a teenager on family holidays. Its a scenic part of the coast. I took the ship excursion "Easy Eden" where we were taken to the lookout, driven around town and given the history. We Read More
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Yaya_in_Oz
Eden is a beautiful little town on the coast which can be walked in an hour or so, depending how long you linger in shops and such. There is a whaling museum and a few coffee shops and we had a beer or so in the pub Read More
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david the pirate
My first choice of an excursion was cancelled by the vendor but I did enjoy the "Bushwalk & Culture Experience" for both the cultural and nature experience. I enjoyed the walk in the bush and the walk to the beach aRead More
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