Eden is a town on the Sapphire Coast and is the most southerly town in New South Wales.
Thepopulation of Eden is 3,043 and is comprised of approximately 51.5% females and 48.5% males. Eden has a population of 235 (7.7%) indigenous people. The median age of the people in Eden is 46.
Eden is located between Nullica Bay to the south and Calle Calle Bay, the northern reach of Twofold Bay. It is 478 km south of Sydney (6 hours) and 260 km from Canberra (3 hours). Eden is 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 minutes from Eden) with daily connections between Melbourne and Sydney.
Countrylink has a train/bus service from Sydney (train service to Canberra, than bus service from Canberra to Eden). V/Line has a train/bus service from Melbourne (train service to Bairnsdale, than bus service from Bairnsdale to Eden).
Premier Motor Service has bus services that operate north to Sydney and south to Melbourne, stopping at most towns and cities in between.
The main industries people from Eden work in are:
- Accommodation and food services
- Retail trade
- Health care and social assistance
- Transport, postal and warehousing
Pambula Hospital (20 minutes away) is a regional public hospital (less than 50 beds) with an emergency department.
The closest major regional hospital is located in Bega (1.5 hours’ drive from Eden) and offers:
- 134 overnight beds
- 15 emergency department bays
- 4 emergency medical unit beds
- 46 acute medical inpatient beds
Eden is supported by an ambulance service.
There is one medical practice in the Eden area.
No accommodation available.
There is one child care option in the Eden region. For more information click here
Eden has a Coles and IGA supermarket and Roswitha’s Delicatessen.
In nearby Merimbula (25 minutes away) there is also a Woolworths and the Merimbula Fresh Food Market. Merimbula also has a Target and a number of specialty stores.
There are a number of places of worship in the Eden region including Catholic, Anglican, and Uniting churches. The nearest Buddhist Temples and Muslim Mosques are located in Canberra (3 hours fromEden).
Eden Whale Festival
Points of Interest
The region is known as the ‘humpback highway’ and every year, between September and November, our waters play host to thousands of humpbacks heading home to Antarctica. Set in the magnificent Twofold Bay – the third deepest natural harbour in the southern hemisphere, Eden was home to shore-based whaling stations and Old Tom, the legendary killer whale whose story can be discovered at the Eden Killer Whale Museum.
From Pambula Beach in the north to historic Green Cape lighthouse in the south, Ben Boyd National Park features rugged coastlines, vivid rock formations, pristine beaches, extensive areas of coastal heath and intriguing history.
The Eden Gardens Country Club has great facilities complete with a licensed club house, a relaxing beer garden and a professional golf school.