Lakes Coast Visitor Guide

LAKES COAST VISITOR GUIDE | PAGE 109 EDEN Ancient tales and fascinating trails Eden’s history is steeped in the tradition of the local seas, which were previously the domain of whalers, and are now famed for their abundant supply of fresh seafood. The deep-sea port offers bay cruising, fishing charters and diving all year round, and fresh mussels can be purchased straight off the boats as they come into port. Visitors too can enjoy the thrill of a good catch as there are many great fishing spots in the local lakes, rivers and on the beaches and – of course – out to sea. All sorts of water sports including swimming, surfing, sailing and diving can be enjoyed in the Eden area, while other sporting activities available include squash, tennis, golf and bowls. Whale Dreaming Trail Eden has an ancient indigenous history dating many thousands of years. One way to gain an insight into this history is on the Whale Dreaming Trail – an accessible 600-metre walk through native gardens in Eden, that begins at the bottom of Imlay Street (near the cafés and restaurants of Snug Cove) – and leads to a lookout over Turemulerrer (Twofold Bay), the coastal gateway to the Bundian Way. With specially designed signage, you will learn about the ancient relationship between the traditional First Nations people, the Katungal, and the beowas (killer whales) that predates European history by thousands of years. After returning from the lookout, you can continue walking up towards the other end of Imlay Street and on to the Eden Killer Whale Museum. The trail is accessible from either end. So much to discover Along with exploring Eden’s Snug Cove – a sheltered harbour, resplendent with fishing vessels and cruise boats – while you’re in Eden, it’s worth taking time to visit Eden’s George Bass Park, a lovely scenic spot to relax, with a number of barbecue areas and walkways to help you enjoy a spectacular vista of rugged cliffs and rolling surf. Finding your way At Snug Cove, you’ll also find the relatively new, architecturallydesigned information centre and art space – a treasure trove of maps, guides, gifts and friendly staff, which make it well worth a visit. Information boards along Eden’s Whale Dreaming Trail provide insights into the region’s ancient indigenous history. Coachman’s Eden Coachman’s Eden is a recently-renovated four-star motel nestled on two acres in the scenic surrounds of Eden. The motel features 26 quiet, clean and well-appointed rooms for all guest types, including couples, corporate travellers and families – providing quality accommodation at an affordable price. All of the modern and stylish rooms are at ground level and have an undercover entrance, opening windows, reverse-cycle airconditioning en-suite shower and toilet, and comfy queen or king beds. Each room has a large LED TV, free WiFi, tea and coffee making facilities and a fridge. The motel’s Family Rooms and Two-Bedroom Suite also have a microwave. Facilities at Coachman’s Eden include an inground swimming pool, free on-site parking (with room for coaches, trailers and caravan), barbecue area, outdoor dining and a deck area. Guests also receive a complimentary continental breakfast. The property is located opposite the golf club (Eden Sports & Recreation Club, formerly known as the Eden Fishermen’s Club and Eden Gardens Country Club), and just 650 metres from beautiful Aslings Beach. To book or find out more about Coachman’s Eden, visit One of the modern and stylish rooms at Coachman’s Eden. 02 6496 1900 | 0419 853 272 46 Princess HWY, Eden 2551, New South Wales Coachmans Eden EN17208