For those of you with an adventurous streak, an interest in exploring and a knack for finding your way, then we couldn’t have anything more perfect for you. This summer, jump in a caravan, a moving home, whatever you want to call it, and go looking for Australia! We can’t guarantee what you’ll find, but we can guarantee it will be amazing, exciting and different as all hell. And first stop? The beautifully uncivilised Eden. Perched on the edge of magnificent Twofold Bay, Eden is the third deepest natural harbour in the southern hemisphere. If we tell you it was once considered as a site for Australia’s national capital, would you believe us? It’s certainly pretty enough to make the cut, that’s for sure!

Things to see in Eden

The 2013 Eden Whale Festival dates are set – the 26th October to the 3rd November – so it’s perfect time to escape reality. Get up and close with the gorgeous sea creatures, experience a celebration of their majesty, and enjoy the town’s festivities all in honour of the whale. Street parades, markets, local art, food and wine, are all produced so the public can have a whale of a time. For the kids, there is quality children’s entertainment (whales are pretty kid friendly!), as well as some fantastic educational marine displays. Live music helps to set the scene as locals and visitors alike take to the beaches and the water to catch a glimpse of the beautiful creatures at play.


The various markets in the town of Eden are captivating and quaint, offering a range of knick knacks, locally grown fruit and vegetables, local handmade craft and local wine. It’s a feast of the locals! Check out the SCPA Local Market, held every second Friday in Littleton Garden, Bega 8am – 1pm; Candelo Market held on the first Sunday of every month in the Candelo township from 8.30am; and the Eden Lioness Village Market, held on the 1st Saturday of each month at the RSL Hall and grounds from 8.30am.

The beaches of Eden are undoubtedly one of the main glorious attractions to this adorable town. Great for a swim, surf, fish or just to relax, beaches are in abundance around Eden. Choose something still for the kids like Nullica River mouth, something for nature lovers at the remote south Wonboyn, or something with a few more waves in the  heart of Eden at Aslings.

Places to stay in Eden

Like we mentioned earlier, there’s nothing like a caravan trip to make something more original and adventurous. If you stay at the beaches until it gets dark, you’ve already got a bed set up. If you can’t find a place to stay, it doesn’t matter! You could even buy a holiday home instead of renting, and take it for the trip of a lifetime around Australia. Starting with Eden, of course. If you’re looking for a place to park the caravan, try one of the many caravan and camping holiday parks littering Australia’s coastline. Our favourite is Aspen Parks at the lovely Twofold Bay Beach.


Eden is one of those places that perfectly kick starts a summer holiday. Roadtripping around the coast of Australia in your new moving home, you’ll never feel so Australian. Eden’s beaches, local markets and gorgeous seaside traditions make it the ultimate first pitstop for your trip, so get in your caravan home, get cosy, and start driving soon.

About Sam Oldfield

Growing up in Santa Cruz, California, I was a keen surfer and beach junkie from early on. My first overseas trip was to the Caribbean, and I've been chasing the summer sun ever since. I wrapped up my media degree at uni, and decided to move to Australia. The land downunder is full of beaches, babes and brilliant adventures. I'm just hitch-hiking my way around this sunny paradise, one travel blog at a time.
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