Activities in Eden and surrounds


Eden Wharf and Port of Eden

The jewel of the South Coast must have to be the Port of Eden and the scenic Eden wharves. It is a mixture of hustle and bustle of the fishing boats, Eden mussels, the home of Catbalou, Sapphire Coast Marine Discovery Centre and a wonderful mixture of cafes and restaurants.


Catbalou Cruises

If you don’t do a Bay Cruise or Whale Watching with the infamous Catbalou Cruises then your visit to Eden simply isn’t complete. It is must do activity when holidaying in Eden.



Eden’s Killer Whale Museum

The Killer Whale Museum is an icon in Eden that should not be missed. It’s the home to Old Tom the most famous killer whale in Australia. You will not be disappointed with the professional exhibitions and the fascinating marine history.



Green Cape Lighthouse


Greencape Lighthouse was the first cast concrete lighthouse tower in Australia. It is situated in the picturesque Ben Boyd National Park on the Far South Coast of New South Wales. It was built in 1883 and at 29 meters, is the second tallest light house in the State.


Boyds Tower and National Parks


This 23 metre tower constructed of blocks of Pyrmont sandstone was built in 1847 and was initially intended as a lighthouse by Benjamin Boyd, however, it was deemed unsuitable for the purpose by the Crown and was never commissioned. It was subsequently used as a whale spotting tower. It has incredible views over Twofold Bay and out to sea. A perfect spot to whale watch from land.



Merimbula has a plethora of activities for those looking for an ocean-side escape. You can enjoy canoeing, golfing, swimming, sailing, boating, fishing, scuba diving, snorkeling, kiteboarding, surfing or just plain relaxing on one of Merimbula many scenic beaches and soaking up the cafe culture.


The multiple golf courses!

The South Coast of NSW is as famous for its golf courses as much as its stunning beaches. There are around 40 courses between Helensburgh and Eden ranging from the magnificent five star championship courses, with opulent clubhouses over looking splendid coastlines, to the more intimate classic old country clubhouse style, still with the charm of years gone by.



Freedom Fishing Charters

Freedom Charters operates out of beautiful Eden Harbour on the South Coast of NSW. Eden has no dangerous bar crossing, plentiful reefs and easy access to the open ocean. They offer a range of charters to suit everybody. Reef, Game & Kingfishing charters, Whale Watching and Marine Wildlife Tours.


Mandeni & Magic Mountain

Just 5 minutes north of Merimbula, are the wonderful family fun adventure fun parks…from rollcoasters and mini grand prix at Magic Mountain to stunning golf courses, giant jumping pillow, kilometres of biking tracks and archery at Mandeni – there are hours of fun for the whole family.


Surfing, kayaking, horse riding

All along the Far South Coast are some incredible spots for surfing, kayaking, horse riding and walking tracks to name just a few. Contact the Eden Tourist Information for more information on all the sporting activities in the area.


Eden day spa

Relax and be pampered right here in beautiful Eden. Eden day spa is the most modern and contemporary day spa on the Far South Coast…relax from head to toe with decadent facials, spas, massage, solarium, spray booth, manicures/pedicures and so much more. Call in and see Amy and the team.


Sapphire Acquatic Centre

Brand new acquatic centre at Pambula Beach has everything you need.  An Olympic size swimming pool, kiddies pool, aqua aerobics, swim programs, carnivals, childminding and a gym.




A great day trip up the escarpment via Mt Daragh, visiting the historic towns of Wyndham (don’t mention the jail), Cathcart and onto the Platypus country of Bombala.

Bega Cheese Factory

Located just north of town, on the banks of the Bega River.
The Heritage Centre is a faithful reproduction of one of the first buildings to be constructed on the Bega Cheese site in 1899. The Heritage Centre has a comprehensive display of cheese and butter making equipment from the turn of the 19th Century, giving visitors the chance to see how early farmers in our region lived, worked and transported their wares.

At the Heritage Centre you can order everything from a milkshake to a full lunch. You can taste the different varieties of the famous Bega Cheese, and take home any or all of the Bega products. We also stock a wide range of souvenirs and gifts.

Sapphire Coast Marine Discovery Centre

The Sapphire Coast Marine Discovery Centre (SCMDC) is a multi-faceted Centre comprising a Marine Education and Research Centre, together with a Marine Discovery Centre, on the Far South Coast of NSW. Its home base is in Eden and its programs and activities stretch along the entire coastline of the Bega Valley Shire, from the Victorian border to Bermagui in the north. It’s fun for the whole family!!


Take a short day trip through the rural country side. Turn off the Highway at the historic town of Wolumla and past the Railway Hotel (don’t mention the railway) onto the scenic village of Candelo. A short way on is Kameruka Estate. Home to Kameruka Cheese and one of the original pastoral sites owned by the Tooth Family.


The beautiful Mallacoota Inlet, with its shimmering lakes, rivers, pristine forests and turquoise sea lapping quiet beaches, captivates everyone who holidays here and urges them to “come back again”. Surrounded by the magnificent Croajingolong National Park, Mallacoota is one of the most relaxing places imaginable. While here visit the WW11 RAAF museum in the Operations Bunker 





Tilba & Tilba Tilba

Central Tilba is the larger village in the area and no trip or holiday to the South coast is complete without at least dropping in for a look around the shops, cafes and galleries. There is a general store, a post office and the local pub – with the whole village retaining a unique historical look and feel. Central Tilba is the home of Tilba Cheese – and it is also where visitors can drop into the Dromedary Hotel for a cool beer, a counter lunch or just sit on the verandah and enjoy the pleasant surrounds.

Tilba Tilba is the smaller village to the south of Central Tilba. It features the magical gardens of Foxglove Spires and the cafe and shops associated with it. It is also serviced by Pam’s Store, a genuine old fashioned general store where visitors can purchase just about anything they might need! The walking track up Gulaga also leaves from just behind the store, so it is a good place to grab some provisions before heading up the mountain (or relaxing with a cool drink when arriving back from the walk!)