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.
Discover diverse local wildlifeA true paradise for nature lovers, Eden is abounding with native animals on sea and land alike. Join the Wildlife and Eden Killer Whale Museum Shore Tour and get acquainted with kangaroos, koalas, wombats, and more at Potoroo Palace, a not-for-profit native animal educational sanctuary. Then, head to the Eden Killer Whale Museum, where you’ll discover Eden’s history as the first whaling station on mainland Australia - and home to a pod of killer whales during the 1920s and 30s. Delve deeper into Eden’s whaling history on the Davidson Whaling Station & Ben Boyd Tower Shore Tour, which will take you to the Davidson family cottage on the picturesque Kiah Inlet. There, you’ll learn about the area’s storied past and legendary killer whales and enjoy breathtaking views of Green Cape and Red Point. You’ll also have a chance to learn about the local Indigenous culture and visit Twofold Bay’s convict-built Seahorse Inn, which dates back to 1843.
Delight in local delicaciesNo Eden holiday would be complete without a tasting tour of the region’s produce hotspots. Join the Taste of Eden - Gourmet Oysters and Craft Beer Shore Tour and head to Wheelers Oyster Farm, one of the Sapphire Coast’s pioneering oyster farms. Enjoy a distinctive regional dining experience at the Seafood Restaurant and Oyster Bar, which strikes the perfect balance between heritage and premium hospitality. Afterward, visit Longstocking Brewery and sit back with a glass of local ale, lager, or cider. 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 CruiseP&O cruises to Eden from Sydney onboard the 3-night Sapphire Coast Food Festival cruise.
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Eden Killer Whale MuseumMany 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 OystersLocated 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 PambulaMerimbula'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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