Famous for its whaling history, Eden is located on the Sapphire Coast and is the most southerly town in New South Wales.
Thepopulation of Eden is more than 3,000 people, the median age is 46 years. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people make up 8% of the population.
Eden is a small coastal town adjacent to Twofold Bay. It is 478 km south of Sydney (6 hours) and 260 km from Canberra (3 hours).
Eden, with its history of whaling, 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 many towns 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 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 a Woolworths supermarket, Merimbula Fresh Food Market, Target and a number of specialty and boutique stores.
There are a number of places of worship in the Eden region including Catholic, Anglican, and Uniting churches. The nearest Buddhist temples and mosques are located in Canberra (3 hours from Eden).
Eden Whale Festival
Points of Interest
The region is known as the ‘humpback highway’ and every year, between September and November, thousands of humpbacks migrate home to Antarctica. Eden was home to shore-based whaling stations adjacent to Twofold Bay – the third deepest natural harbour in the southern hemisphere.
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 a licensed club house, a relaxing beer garden and a professional golf school.