Located on the Sapphire Coast, Eden is the most southerly town in NSW and is known as one of the best whale-watching spots in Australia.
Eden is 478 km south of Sydney (6 hr drive) and 260 km from Canberra (3 hr drive), it is 53 km (40 min drive) from the regional centre of Bega.
The town is located on the stunning Twofold Bay, the third-deepest natural harbour in the Southern Hemisphere, the bay has a long history of whaling and is now known as a prime spot for sighting southern right and humpback whales as they make their way along the coast between May and November.
There is a regional airport at Merimbula (25 min drive from Eden) with daily connections between Melbourne and Sydney.
Premier Motor Service provides a bus service between Eden and Sydney. NSW TrainLink Regional coaches run between Canberra and Eden.
The Sapphire Coast On Demand trial service launched in 2018 offering public transport bus services within Eden and connections to Bega, Merimbula and Pambula.
Eden is home to more than 3,000 people, the median age of residents is 51 years. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people make up 7% of the population.
Bega has a major regional hospital (45 min drive from Eden) – South East Regional Hospital that opened in 2016. It offers emergency department bays, medical and surgical inpatient beds, a maternity unit, a critical care unit, operating theatres including day surgery, renal dialysis chairs, oncology area, separate mental health unit and a subacute rehabilitation unit.
There is an Ambulance Service of NSW station at Eden.