Cruises to Eden



Perched on the magnificent Twofold Bay, the Southern Hemisphere’s third deepest harbour, Eden is a scenic Australian cruise destination like no other. Once home to shore-based whaling stations including the historic Davidson Whaling Station, this charming town is a modern reminder of the adventure and danger of coastal life in bygone eras. Today, Eden lives up to its name and presents a holiday haven for nature lovers, foodies, and history buffs alike.

Make the most of your time on this fascinating part of the Sapphire Coast and book into a P&O Shore Tour. Whether you’re learning about whaling history and exploring the area’s geological wonders or sampling local delights on a food and wine tour, we’ll ensure you see the very best this incredible cruise destination has to offer.

Delight in local delicacies

Our Eden cruises also coincide with the Sapphire Coast Food & Wine Festival, a fantastic way to sample the best offerings from the region’s finest chefs. From award-winning oysters and seafood to artisanal dairy, you’ll have a chance to taste magnificent morsels in a lively market environment.

Find a P&O Eden Cruise

P&O cruises to Eden from Sydney onboard the 3-night Sapphire Coast Food Festival cruise.

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What To See


Eden Killer Whale Museum

Many whales pass through Eden during their migratory journeys, and it’s the only place in the world where wild killer whales and men worked together to hunt baleen whales, a partnership that spanned hundreds of years. Discover this fascinating history and more by visiting the Eden Killer Whale Museum on a P&O Shore Tour.

Sapphire Coast Oysters

Located right on the meeting point of the Antarctic and Equatorial ocean systems, the pristine waters of the Sapphire Coast have produced award-winning oysters forever. Follow the locals' lead and experience the delectable blend of creaminess, sweetness, and saltiness for yourself at a local farm or restaurant.

Merimbula and Pambula

Merimbula's magic lies in its unspoiled beaches and award-winning seafood. There's also the scenic Merimbula Boardwalk and nearby historic village of Pambula, which boasts beautiful beaches and local art, an award-winning bakery, and boutique clothing stores.

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Your ship will anchor offshore and a regular tender service will operate to Snug Cove.

Getting Around

Taxis are available from the wharf area.


Watch the local fishermen in action at Eden Wharf, then pop into nearby Wharfside Cafe and sample their catch for yourself. For delicious seasonal produce and artisan products straight from local backyards and farms, head to Sprout Eden. Please note that quarantine authorities do not generally allow food such as fruit and vegetables, dairy and meat products, and sandwiches to be taken off the ship. However, commercially packaged confectionery, chips, and bottled drinking water are allowed subject to inspection.


Eden has a vibrant community of local artists exhibiting their work through a network of studios and galleries. Find the work of local award-winning artist Anna Warren at Full Fathom Five at Snug Cove, or discover the work of local art collective, Art on Imlay, on Imlay Street. For local literature and souvenirs, visit Eden Killer Whale Museum and Eden Visitor Information Centre.


Eden enjoys a Mediterranean climate with warm to hot, dry summers and cool, wet winters. Daily temperatures range from 22 to 23 degrees celsius in summer and 10 to 13 degrees celsius in winter.

Credit Cards

Major credit cards and charge cards are widely accepted, and ATMs can provide currency to foreign card holders.


A public telephone is available on Eden’s Main street and mobile coverage is available throughout Eden town. Free WiFi is available at the Eden Access Centre (9am – 5pm Mondays to Fridays) and Eden Fisherman's club (daily from 10am until late). At Snug Cove, Wharfside Cafe offers free wi-fi to customers.

What to Wear Ashore

To make your day ashore as enjoyable as possible, please wear comfortable flat soled shoes, lightweight clothing, and a hat. You are also advised to bring sunscreen and bottled water.

Shore Tours

Our Shore Tours can help you make the most out of your time in Eden. Tours can be booked before departure via Cruise Control or onboard at the Shore Tours desk, and are subject to availability.


During your time ashore, we ask that you dispose of your rubbish thoughtfully.

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