Lakes Coast Visitor Guide

LAKES COAST VISITOR GUIDE I PAGE 109 BEMM RIVER GIPSY POINT MALLACOOTA EDEN PAMBULA MERIMBULA TATHRA BEGA BERMAGUI Now with pet friendly sites and select cabins. 731 Princes Highway, Boydtown (via Eden) NSW 2551 Legacy of whaling days Located in beautiful Twofold Bay, Eden is the southern gateway to the Sapphire Coast and is surrounded by the wondrous nature of the Ben Boyd National Park. The town has a deep harbour and its large fishing fleet is one of the mainstays of the local economy. Visitors can enjoy the thrill of a good catch as there are many great fishing spots in the local lakes, rivers, beaches and out to sea. Timber is also a successful industry around Eden with an export chipmill located on the southern side of Twofold Bay where a visitor’s centre displays the logging and milling operations. Built in the heyday of whaling, the historic Boydtown port is southwest of Eden on Twofold Bay. Thirty whaling boats operated from Twofold Bay in the mid 1800s and many legacies of this industry are evident in the area. Boyd’s Tower, built as a lookout for the whalers to spot their potential catch, still stands, as does the Seahorse Inn and the Old Davidson Whaling Station. All sorts of water sports including swimming, surfing, sailing and diving can be enjoyed in the Eden area. Bushwalking through the beautiful adjoining forest areas is popular with visitors and locals alike. Mount Imlay, which stands behind Eden, gives a splendid vantage point from which to view the rest of the Sapphire Coast to the north, south to the Victorian border and west to the plains of the Snowy Monaro region. The township of Eden itself has many shops for all your holiday needs, including supermarkets, sporting, souvenir and fashion shops and a great array of restaurants. Visit Eden and take in spectacular coastal views from Ben Boyd National Park.