Eden is a port town located on the Sapphire Coast / southern coast of NSW (New South Wales, Australia). The port is approx 480 km (300 ml) south of the state's capital Sydney. This is also NSW's southernmost town (population around 3,000), located between Nullica and Calle Calle Bay. It was built on undulating land that is adjacent to the 3rd-deepest natural harbour in southern hemisphere, and Snug Cove on the western boundary.
The eastern coastline of Eden has rugged cliffs at its southern end and a vast, sandy surf beach, north of the cliffs (Aslings Beach). The end of the beach is at the entrance to Lake Curalo, Twofold Bay's safe boating inlet. Eden's urban settlement commenced in 1843, but was officially proclaimed as township on March 20, 1885. The main industries in the town include forestry, fishing and tourism.
Port Eden is one of the two regional seaports in NSW administered by New South Wales Maritime Authority; the other one being Yamba (on the north coast). Eden NSW is the state's biggest fishing port and its major export is woodchips. The port is shared with Department of Defence that owns and manages a large naval wharf servicing Australian warships. From the 1850s to 1950s, the port was serviced by Illawarra Steam Navigation Company.
The list of local tourist attractions includes Killer Whale Museum, oyster farms, boutiques shopping.
- During season 2017-2018, the cruise port had scheduled all 15 ship calls and handled around 23,000 passengers.
- For season 2018-2019, the number of booked ships increased to 21. The list of newcomers included the ships Norwegian Jewel (NCL Norwegian), Silver Shadow (Silversea) and Seven Seas Voyager (RSSC Regent).
- For season 2018-19, the port will inaugurate the extended Breakwater Wharf (planned completion in December 2018).
- The cruise terminal offers full customs clearance, which allows Eden to be visited as the vessels' first Australian cruise port of call.
Eden cruise terminal
Large cruise ships to Eden AU anchor in the sheltered Twofold Bay. From there, their passengers are transported to the port's wharf via the ship's tender boats (approx 5-min ride). The tender docking wharf is located very close (walking distance) from the town's center. At the wharf itself there are cafe restaurants offering fresh caught seafood.
Small-sized cruise ships and mega yachts dock directly at the wharf in the harbour (shown on the above photo).
Port Eden cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Eden, NSW Australia. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.
|Day||Ship||Arrival||Departure||Next Port of Call|
|29 November, 2018|
|Pacific Jewel||08:00||17:00||Melbourne, Victoria Australia|
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