We think the Far South Coast of NSW is truly one of the most spectacular places to be. We love the place, and not just because of the lovely views of Twofold Bay from our perfect spot here at Quarantine Bay Beach Cottages!
When you come and stay with us, we hope you take the chance to get out and explore.
There are so many other terrific things to do, see, eat and discover – all within just a few miles of here.
We can arrange day tours, fishing boat charters, whale-watching cruises, and scenic cruises around Twofold Bay.
You’re very close to the best seafood on the South Coast, and several restaurants, pubs and clubs. Some restaurants and clubs have a courtesy bus to pick you, and we can arrange it for you.
Our National Parks and State Forests are famous for their unspoilt beauty and tranquility. Get away from it all deep in the forest, or take advantage of the many marked walking tracks to some of the most interesting and historic sights around Eden.
The Sapphire Coast Marine Discovery Centre – fascinating and educational marine displays and live exhibits. Great for kids and families.
Davidson Whaling Station – the iconic remnants of Eden’s whaling past, located at the picturesque Kiah Inlet south of Eden.
Boyds Tower – once used by whalers to spot passing Humpbacks, this remarkable sandstone structure is now one of the area’s most famous historical landmarks.
Green Cape Lighthouse – Australian Geographic called it one of the best whale-watching spots in the country. It’s also a beautiful place with a haunting history, including the shipwreck of the Ly-ee Moon, in which 71 passengers were drowned. Their tombstones give the cape a powerful and somber ambience.
And here’s a few of our other favourite local attractions…
Light to Light Camps – Walk The Wilderness Coast
Fancy a wilderness hiking and camping experience, without having to carry or set up any of the gear?
Run by our friends Jenny and Arthur Robb, Light to Light Camps takes people on fully-supported adventures along the coastline through Ben Boyd National Park. The scenery is amazing, the food is wonderful, and the camps are super-comfy. There are 1-night, 2-night and 3-night tours available.
More info at www.lighttolightcamps.com.au
Cat Balou Cruises – Whale Watching Tours & Bay Cruises
Australian Geographic named Twofold Bay Australia’s Number 1 whale watching destination. Little Eden is a world-famous whale mecca, and for 30 years Cat Balou has been the go-to operator for anyone hoping to see one of these magnificent creatures up close.
Though September to November is prime time for whale watching, Cat Balou offers Twofold Bay cruises with commentary all year round.
Twofold Bay is one of the deepest natural harbours in the world, and Cat Balou is the best way to explore every corner of this stunning bay, and its wildlife.
More info at www.catbalou.com.au
Kiah Wilderness Tours – Kayak Excursions
Explore nature at your own pace, on a quiet coastal estuary, brimming with wildlife.
Long-time locals Jenny and Arthur Robb host these remarkable river excursions along the Towamba River (locals call it the Kiah).
It’s the perfect habitat for cute wallabies, fat wombats, possums, echidna, the odd goanna, and over 65 species of birds including the azure kingfisher, superb lyrebird and white-breasted sea eagle.
Their tours run from short, 2-hour trips to full-day tours, and include delicious refreshments. All gear is provided, and no experience is necessary.
More info at kiahwildernesstours.com.au
Captain Sponge’s Magical Oyster Tours
There’s no one quite like Captain Sponge – a truly unique local character with a remarkable knowledge of the ecology of our famous local oyster estuary on the Pambula River.
Captain Sponge’s Magical Oyster Tours are part science lesson, part gourmet experience, and part picturesque tour.
Sample the world renowned Pambula Lake Sydney Rock Oyster – straight from the pristine waters of the lake. Cruise the picturesque natural wonder of the beautiful Pambula river estuary with your very own oyster farmer as your guide and friend.
More info at www.magicaloystertours.com.au
Eden Killer Whale Museum
The story of Old Tom and his remarkable partnership with local whalers in Twofold Bay is a spectacular and magical story known the world over.
The Eden Killer Whale Museum overlooking the bay in Eden was originally built to house Tom’s skeleton, after his death in 1930. The magnificent Tom and his story is the museum’s centrepiece, but it is a fascinating place for anyone interested in the history of the area.
(In short, you can’t really come to Eden and not go to the Killer Whale Museum. Just sayin’.)
More info: killerwhalemuseum.com.au
The Bundian Way
The Bundian Way is an ancient Aboriginal walking route from the high country in Kosciuszko to the coast near Eden. It was used for thousands of years by Aboriginal communities, and later by the region’s first European settlers.
Quarantine Bay Beach Cottages connects you to the first completed section of the Bundian Way, 1.9km from Quarantine Bay to Cocora Beach.
It’s a wonderful walk, rich in the history of our local Aboriginal people, and with magnificent views of Twofold Bay.
More info: www.bundianway.com.au