Destination guide

Experience Eden in holiday homes to rent

In the South Coast of New South Wales, you’ll find the small town of Eden. With its rugged cliffs, sandy beaches, and sprawling grasslands, Eden has plenty to offer just based on geology alone. Couple that with its numerous outdoor and cultural activities, and Eden stands as a premier destination for travellers from all over the world who are looking for a unique experience they won’t find anywhere else.

History

Historical sites near Eden holiday rentals

Eden has a long history dating back to the late 18th century when European whalers started operating in the area. The town itself wasn’t established until nearly halfway through the 19th century, and numerous historical sites from that era remain today. The local Court House, for example, was built in 1858 and still stands. Unlike other courthouses of the time, this one was built asymmetrically to ease the typically imposing formal atmosphere of a standard courthouse. You may also want to visit St George’s Uniting Church, one of the earliest churches in the area that still stands today. Additionally, Eden is home to a comprehensive Killer Whale Museum that showcases not only information about the titular animal but grants valuable insight into how the whaling industry impacted Eden’s history and development.

Activities

Sightseeing in and around Eden

Are you looking for things to do while you're in the area? Venture out of your holiday home and experience everything that Eden has to offer. These are some of the major attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Eden Golf Course (1.2 mi / 2 km)
  • Pambula Merimbula Golf Club (9.8 mi / 15.7 km)
  • Merimbula Aquarium (11.5 mi / 18.5 km)
  • Magic Mountain Recreational Park (13.3 mi / 21.4 km)
  • Tura Beach Country Club (13.6 mi / 22 km)
  • Potoroo Palace (14.8 mi / 23.8 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the natural landscape of Eden

Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Eden is a great place to get outside. Here are a few of the area's most enchanting natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Aslings Beach (0.5 mi / 0.8 km)
  • Cocora Beach (0.7 mi / 1.1 km)
  • Rotary Park (0.8 mi / 1.3 km)
  • Ben Boyd National Park (4.8 mi / 7.7 km)
  • Pambula Beach (9.1 mi / 14.6 km)
  • Main Beach Recreation Reserve (10.8 mi / 17.5 km)
Beaches

Summertime fun near Eden holiday homes

No summer attraction is more iconic than a beach. In Eden, there are quite a few beaches to enjoy no matter what nautical activity you’re interested in. At the mouth of the Pambula River, you can visit Barmouth Beach. If you’re an animal lover, Barmouth offers the opportunity to see whales in the water as well as echidnas and kangaroos in the nearby park. Just mind the outgoing river’s current if you fancy a swim. Pinnacles Beach offers a different experience in which the Quoraburagun Pinnacles take the spotlight. These rock formations are truly a sight to behold, but be prepared to climb a bit if you want to reach the sand. If your furry friend is with you, you can visit the dog-friendly Bungo Beach, where you can also fish or have a snorkel or boogie board.

How to get there

Travelling to and around Eden

Fly into Merimbula, NSW (MIM), the closest airport, located 10.9 mi (17.5 km) from the city centre.

How to get around

Transport to Eden holiday homes

Getting into Eden is fairly easy whether you’re coming in by air, ground or sea. The closest airport, Merimbula Airport, is just 23 kilometres away, and offers connecting air travel to hubs like Sydney and Melbourne. From those same cities, you can take a coach service all the way to Eden. While no railway reaches Eden, nearby Canberra and Bairnsdale can be reached by train, then you can take a coach the rest of the way to Eden. Additionally, you can take a boat in through Twofold Bay. Once you’re in town, taxis and buses are available to take you wherever you need to go, though many locations can be reached by walking.

Family friendly

Family-friendly fun near Eden holiday homes

You don’t have to hesitate to bring the whole family with you on your Eden holiday, as there are numerous family-friendly attractions to enjoy. The Potoroo Palace Native Animal Educational Sanctuary is much more than just a zoo. Here, you’ll find koalas, kangaroos and other Australian animals in a well-kept sanctuary that offers miniature train rides for kids. You may also want to venture out on Cat Balou Cruises for opportunities to see massive whales breach the nearby waters for sights that kids will never forget. Additionally, you can visit the Sapphire Coast Marine Discovery Centre where the whole family can get close to marine animals and learn all about their unique features and lives.

Where to stay near Eden?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 448 holiday rentals near Eden. From 232 Houses to 168 Condos/Apartments, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Eden for a long holiday or a weekend break is on Stayz.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Eden?

Stayz offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in Eden. From Stayz travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Sapphire Coast Marine Discovery Centre: 456 holiday rentals
  • Ben Boyd National Park: 488 holiday rentals
  • Cocora Beach: 458 holiday rentals
  • Aslings Beach: 458 holiday rentals
  • Eden Golf Course: 458 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Eden listed on Stayz where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Eden?

Yes, of course. Stayz offers 232 Houses in Eden. Our other popular types of Eden holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 168 holiday houses
  • Villas: 9 holiday houses
  • Cabins: 11 holiday houses

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Cottages and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Eden?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 85 holiday homes with pool available in Eden. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.