1. Historic Eden

From the early habitation of the Thaua people of the Yuin Nation, through European settlement up to today, Eden’s affinity with the ocean is deep. Whales, whaling and fishing have played a large part in the development of the town, and the Greenseas fish cannery was a major industry for 40 years in Eden. The township of Eden was designated in 1843 by Sir George Gipps, Governor of the colony of New South Wales, Australia.

2. Scenic Eden

Eden is renowned for the unspoiled beauty of Twofold Bay and its surrounding beaches, rivers and lakes, forests and nearby mountains. It is well serviced with boat ramps, the largest of which provides deep-water access for bay and ocean fishing. From September to December every year, whale watching is a major attraction, when migrating whales come in close to the shoreline and often frolic in our beautiful bay.

3. Geologic Eden

The rocks of the Wilderness Coast span nearly half a billion years of geological time. Stretchings and compressions of the earth’s crust, formation and splitting of supercontinents, and movements of tectonic plates over millions of years have produced three very different time-rock groups, seen from Bermagui to Eden. This geo-diversity attracts researchers and students, who come here every year on field trips to ‘time travel’, work out the range of environments recorded in the region’s rocks, and trace the evolution of this place from deep ocean to stable continent.

4. Memorials

Eden’s memorial locations sit in the center of the town.