The third deepest natural harbour in the southern hemisphere, Snug Cove is where three wharves unite as one. You are welcome to wander the wharves and watch fishermen unloading their catch. One entry to Snug Cove is via Warrens Walk, which was named after the local fishing family who worked in the industry for generations since 1883. In 1828, Thomas Raine established the first shore based whaling station on mainland Australia. A small pier was erected by Raine, as well as slab huts for a home and for the whaling try-works. The first wharf built for shipping was built in 1860. Sit back at one of the restaurants and appreciate the spectacular deep blue water with iconic Mount Imlay in the distance.
Aslings Beach is central to the town of Eden, and flanks the northern part of Twofold Bay. Whales (October-November) and dolphins are often seen right along the shoreline, either feeding or sheltering in the Bay. A great family beach located opposite and very close to Eden's range of Caravan Parks and surrounded by Boyd National Park where bushwalking and exploring the coastline can be enjoyed.
The Eden Killer Whale Museum has been in operation for over 80 years and is a publicly owned facility. The building is situated overlooking the Pacific Ocean where, in the season, whales may be seen from the various vantage points. Exhibitions about the shore-based whaling operations from Twofold Bay during the 1800s and early 1900s include a full skeleton of 'Tom' the Killer Whale, legendary Orca. He led a pack of killer whales in the hunt for baleen whales on their southward migration each year. There is also an exhibition relating to the involvement of local indigenous Australians in shore-based whaling. There is a full scale model of the type of whale boat used in whale chases out of Twofold Bay. Exhibitions depicting the local fishing and timber industry tell of the extremely important role that these industries have had and continue to play in the Eden community.