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Eden

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Part of Eden's harbour

Eden is a town on the far South Coast of the Australian state of New South Wales, approximately 230 nautical miles south of Sydney, and situated on Twofold Bay, close to the state border with Victoria.

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Eden started life as a whaling community and remains a vital fishing town with a population of over 3000.

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The fishing town of Eden is at the northern head of the large (3,100 ha) Twofold Bay. Entrance depth into bay is 36 metres. Width of bay is 5 km wide. Bottom sand. MHWS 1.6m. MLWS 0.3m. VHF Channels 16, port working channel 8.

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Eden has a straight forward grid layout with a bustling main street running through the centre. Walking from one end (the main wharf) to the other (the Country Golf Club) will take you about half an hour. There is a taxi service to get you around and bus services to take you out of town. For water explorers there are a number of cruise boats ready to take you around the bay.

See[edit]

  • 1 Eden Killer Whale Museum, 184 Imlay Street, +61 2 6496 2094, e-mail: . M-Sa 9.15AM-3.45PM, Su 11.15AM-3.45PM, longer hours late Dec to late Jan, closed Christmas Day. The museum showcases Eden's history and heritage. It has exhibits on whaling, fishing and timber working. Pride of place goes to the skeleton of orca (killer whale) "Old Tom", leader of the pod of orcas that cooperated with humans in hunting and killing whales. Old Tom's skeleton is apparently the only complete killer whale skeleton on display in the Southern Hemisphere. Adults $10, children $2.50.

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Routes through Eden
Batemans BayBega  N Australian Route 1.svg S  GenoaSale


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