Year round marine life including whales, dolphins and an abundance of Native Australian animals. Tours include whale and dolphin watching, Potaroo Australian Wildlife Park, bird watching, Merimbula Aquarium and Sapphire Coast Marine Discovery Centre among others.
FOOD & WINE EXPERIENCES
Sample local produce including award winning oysters direct from the water on Captain Sponge’s Magical Oyster Tour or at Wheelers Oyster Farm and restaurant, mussels straight from the farm, local markets and food and wine events or meet the farmer on one of Bega Cheese’ local dairy farms.
MEET THE LOCALS
Explore the towns and villages of the Sapphire Coast – some of Australia’s most popular seaside villages including Eden, Merimbula, Tathra, Bermagui and Bega.
Experience the amazing whaling history with the story of the Killers of Eden and the Killer Whale Trail, visit the Eden Killer Whale Museum. Other tours also include Aboriginal Culture, Greencape Light Station and Montreal Goldfield
OUTDOOR & ADVENTURE TOURS
Sapphire Coast contains over 400km of estuarine foreshore and has 1/5 of NSWs lagoons and estuaries. The coastline is dotted with wilderness areas which you can enjoy through tours such as game fishing, snorkeling, guided kayaking experiences, stand-up paddleboard or surf lessons and guided diving.
Cruise Eden Shore Excursions & Tours can be booked on board your cruise ship, or by contacting the Eden Visitor Information Centre on firstname.lastname@example.org
Magical Oyster Tour
Taste the local flavours of the Sapphire Coast on Captain Sponge’s Magical Oyster Tour along the picturesque natural wonder of the beautiful Pambula river estuary aboard the over-sized oyster punt.
Sample the world renowned Pambula Lake Sydney Rock Oyster – straight from the pristine waters of the lake and learn about the ecology of the estuary and have a go at shucking your own oyster after a personal lesson from your oyster farming captain!
Cobargo Farm & Village Tour
Discover the charms of a Cobargo Farm – a working open garden farm situated on 16 acres on the outskirts of Cobargo’s historic working village. Enjoy refreshments in the garden and fruit picked straight off the tree.
Move on to Cobargo Village where you’ll have free time to explore the quaint buildings and meet the local craftspeople, still working in a way that people did when Cobargo was a young town.
Davidson Whaling Station & Ben Boyd Tower
Take a step back in time, learn about the area’s fascinating whaling history and local Aboriginal culture and early European settlers in Ben Boyd National Park.
Enjoy the magnificence of Ben Boyd Tower and walk through the cottage where the Davidson family lived on the picturesque Kiah inlet.
Eden Scenic Tour
Every year this region, known as the ‘humpback highway’ between September and November, plays host to thousands of humpbacks heading home to Antarctica. Set in 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.
Drive or walk through this working port in the early morning and watch the boats return with the day’s catch, and catch a glimpse of your dinner before it meets your plate!
Eden Killer Whale Museum
Magnificent Twofold Bay has the quiet watcher of Mount Imlay in the background. It sees the whales feeding as they migrate every year; the days when men and killer whales worked together to herd the gentle giants for the whaling industry are long gone and faithfully recorded in fascinating displays at the Eden Killer Whale Museum.
The skeleton of Old Tom, last of the herding killer whales of Eden, is an impressive exhibit.
Haycock Point Bush Stroll & Aboriginal Culture
Take in the stunning scenery and Aboriginal history of the Ben Boyd National Park on this moderate 800m walk on a bush track with spectacular coastline views.
Australian flora and fauna is the feature of the walk with sightings of kangaroos, wallabies, sea eagles and Australian gannets likely, along with lots of bush birds and potential whale sightings (in season).
Kiah Wilderness Kayaking
Guides small group kayak tour on the stunning Kiah estuary river brimming with bird and fish life. Paddle through magnificent eucalypt forest and green pastures with qualified, knowledgeable local guides.
Includes safety equipment, reef shoes, delicious snacks, sun cream and a photo emailed to you after the tour.
Pambula & Merimbula Scenic Tour
Merimbula is a stunning place of sheltered waters and seafood feasts, even today it’s still easy to find a deserted beach, drop a line and catch a fish, the heart of the town beats with the rhythm of the tides.
Pambula is a coastal village big in history, its peaceful lakes and idyllic river mouth a far cry from the town’s hustle and bustle following the discovery of gold in the 1880s. Enjoy specialty shops, local galleries, a silversmith, award winning bakery and boutique shopping.
Potoroo Palace Native Animal Sanctuary
Enjoy a guided tour of Potoroo Palace Native Animal Sanctuary where you will see Australian native animals up close and personal, and in their own environment.
Take the option of a one-on-one animal encounter with one of the friendly Australian koalas, dingoes, wombats or snakes of Potoroo Palace.
Sapphire Coast Marine Discovery Centre
The Sapphire Coast Marine Discovery Centre is an exciting hands-on experience for everyone. Full of interesting, thought provoking marine displays and exhibits.
Local Seafood Masterclass
Taste the unique and flavours of the Sapphire Coast with a hands-on local seafood masterclass. Prepare 2-3 fresh dishes from the overall menu, then sit down to enjoy with a complimentary glass of wine.
Following this you will have some free time to wander the extensive gardens on the property, or nearby Aslings Beach.
Boydtown is an ambitious, but failed settlement founded by Benjamin Boyd in the 1840s. It was built on the shores of Twofold Bay from sandstone shipped from Sydney.
After an extensive renovation in 2006, the remarkable building is now a luxurious beach side boutique hotel with restaurants.
Snorkel Twofold Bay
Explore the fascinating underwater world of Eden’s Twofold Bay with a guided snorkelling experience.
Enjoy a unique, immersive and insightful marine experience where you learn about the marine environment of Twofold Bay and discover the diversity of temperate marine life. Your guided snorkelling experience includes all equipment, refreshments and polaroid photo of your day.
Golf and Lunch Package
Come and enjoy our beautiful 18 hole Championship Golf course.
Enjoy the serenity of playing Golf with the Kangaroos watching your every shot.
Come and experience Reef fishing with our experienced and friendly crew at Freedom Charters.
We are spoiled for choice in Eden with many reefs to choose from and a spectacular coast to admire while you enjoy the peace and quiet waiting for fish. Fishing in comfort on our 38ft Randell with all the modern conveniences insures that you will enjoy every minute of this 3 hour charter. Catching Snapper, Morwong, Flathead & Nannagai to name a few. Bait & tackle is supplied and morning tea is provided.