port guide


The picturesque town of Eden is set on a deep natural harbour and is surrounded by National Park.

The cruising operations of Eden are supported by the local volunteer organisation Cruise Eden, the Port Authority of New South Wales and Bega Valley Shire Council.

When you disembark in Snug Cove, make sure you explore the Cruise Markets as well as the award-winning Eden Welcome Centre. Inside you will find the Eden Visitor Information Centre where you can purchase local products and souvenirs.

A regular shuttle bus runs on cruise days, from Snug Cove to the town centre – shuttle buses leave from the Eden Welcome Centre.


Eden’s unique location provides a variety of seafood, straight off the fishing vessels. To find Eden’s fresh seafood on menus, and other delicious local produce, head to the local cafes and restaurants:

Retail seafood sales are also offered from South Coast Fish Processors and Sapphire Smokehouse, both located at Snug Cove.


The Port of Eden is surrounded by numerous hills that often lead you to breathtaking vantage points. Some enjoyable walks nearby include:

  • Albert Terrace Walk
  • Warrens Walk
  • Bundian Way Whale Dreaming Trail
    [perfect spot to photograph your ship at berth]
  • Aslings Beach [Maritime] Walk
  • Lake Curalo
  • Rotary Lookout & Headland Walk
  • Eden Heritage Trail [follow the plaques around town]

These walks are colour-coded on the map below.


Browse the charming shops along Imlay Street, from antiques and collectibles to local art and souvenirs. Some must see attractions around town also include:

  • Eden Killer Whale Museum – home of ‘Old Tom’
  • Aslings Beach Rock Pool
  • Mary MacKillop Museum
  • Lake Curalo – great for bird watching

When visiting our beautiful natural waterways, please assess the conditions based on your ability before enjoying a swim.


When you return to Eden there is a broad choice for accommodation, with something to suit everyone’s taste. Wake up to the sound of breaking waves in a luxury beachfront hotel, or relax at a caravan park while the kids play in the water-park.

For accommodation options visit:

Image: Seahorse Inn


Images courtesy of Destination NSW, Sapphire Coast Destination Marketing, Phillip Small & Julie Fourter.


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