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Eden Activities & Attractions
Activities & Attractions
Eden is a natural paradise awaiting exploration. Forest drives, bushwalking, sightseeing, exploring Ben Boyd National Park and Twofold Bay. The region is steeped in the tradition of the sea and you can see migrating whales between September and November or book your seat on a whale watching cruise.
The principal relic of Ben Boyd's adventures is the Seahorse Inn which began construction in 1843 however it was abandoned in 1849 and for almost a century was left vacant.
In 1936 it was purchased by the Whiter Brothers who renovated it and added a second story.
In 1975 Bruce Lyon purchased the Seahorse Inn and in 2002 he closed the Inn and spent a considerable amount of time renovating and refurbishing the old hotel. He added the Brasserie and Conference rooms and transformed it into the beautiful hotel it is today. Accommodation is available. Open 7 days.
Established in 1931, is one of the oldest museums in NSW, and records for posterity this incredible battle between intrepid men in rowboats, armed only with hand harpoons and the leviathans of the sea. The whalemen were, however, assisted by a pod of killer whales and the museum contains the unique story and the skeleton of the most famous of the killer whales "Old Tom".
The skeleton is the only one on public display in the southern hemisphere.
The only 12 month indoor multi-use aquatic centre in the Bega Valley Shire - A Tourist Facility - General Recreation.
Learn to swim, Baby Boomers & Older Programs, Warm water exercise, Access for the disabled, Young children’s water confidence programs, Kids Water Playground. Aged therapy.
• Always swim between the flags marking the area safer for swimming.
• Read and obey the signs
• Be careful where you dive – accidents often result from diving into shallow waters.
• Be aware of slippery banks and rocks when fishing
• Don’t swim under the influence of alcohol or drugs
• Always swim under supervision
• If you get into trouble in the water, stay calm. Signal for help, then float and wait for assistance
• Float with a current or undertow. Don’t try to swim against it.
• When out on the water always wear the correct safety equipment.
Further Information from Eden Visitors Centre
ph: (02) 6496 1953 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Open daily from 10am during school holidays (check off season times) Triassic Park Walk, Toboggan Run, Waterslides, Mini Golf, Grand Prix Cars. Kiosk, BBQ and Picnic Facilities. Plenty of parking. School Group Concessions Available
For a touch tank experience where you can closely examine marine creatures from local rocky shores. At the new marine laboratory you can examine species under microscopes. See spectaucular footage of marine life in the theatre.
Open during school holidays or by appointment-Group bookings and coaches welcome.
Whale watching cruises depart daily from late September to late November. Twofold Bay cruises available all year.
All cruises subject to weather and passenger numbers.
Situated at Merimbula Airport
Gabo Island Adventures - "The Big Day Out"
Scenic Flights. Aircraft Charter. Flying Training.
Helicopter Flights, Skydiving, Aerial Photography
Whale Watching Flights Sept-Nov