EDEN, on pretty Twofold Bay, is just about the last seaside stop before the Princes Highway heads south towards Victoria, and by far the nicest coastal village in the south. In 1818 the first whaling station on the Australian mainland was established here, and whaling remained a major industry until the 1920s. Today Eden is touristy in a quiet sort of way, with good fishing and plenty of reminders of the old days. The busy main wharf in Snug Cove, at the bottom of Imlay Street, is a good place for a stroll, as are the two pretty beaches, Aslings and Cocora.
Premier's Sydney– Eden buses stop here, while CountryLink buses link the town with Canberra, Cooma and Merimbula, and V/Line from Victoria continue up the coast to Batemans Bay.