The Eden Caravan Muster is an annual event held in Eden from the 14th – 22nd September. The event provides 8 days of food, wine, entertainment and adventure in Eden on the Sapphire Coast NSW.
Participating Parks & Accommodation Bookings
Beautiful Boydtown Beach Holiday Park is on the shore of Two Fold Bay with magnificent views across the glistening waters to Eden.
The setting is picturesque and contains the best to offer along the Sapphire Coast.
We know why this is called the Sapphire Coast – this region is a true gem. Three hours from Canberra and set on the magnificent shores of Twofold Bay, your accommodation at Discovery Parks – Eden (formerly Twofold Bay Beach and Big4 Discovery Parks - Eden) awaits.
BIG4 Eden Beachfront Holiday Park has accommodation for every budget - deluxe beachfront holiday villas, self-contained holiday cabins, chalets and a variety of campsites to chose from. We also offer popular beachfront campsites, as well as caravan sites with ensuites.
Located a short walk from clubs, pubs, shops, beaches and the golf club the Eden Gateway Holiday Park offers a range of accommodation options including 2 Bedroom Villas, Studio Villas, renovated Ensuite Sites, large Powered Sites and Camping. Free WiFi available.
If you’re looking for large sites in a picture-perfect waterfront location in Eden, look no further than Reflections Holiday Parks Eden. Idyllically positioned between Lake Curalo with Aslings Beach, it’s the place to relax and create lasting memories.
Want to experience the Eden Caravan Muster, but don’t own a caravan? Head over to Camplify, Australia’s largest caravan and motor home sharing community, to search from thousands of neighborhood caravans available to book now. For more information and to explore the possibility of hiring your own van out when not using it, visit www.camplify.com.au or call 1300 416 133
Water Dragons at Bournda Lagoon
Day: Tuesday 17th September
Time: 10am -12pm
Meeting Place: Bournda National Park
Cost: $40 per person, no canoeing experience necessary, all equipment supplied.
Maximum: 17 Customers
Join us for an exciting canoe trip on beautiful Bournda Lagoon. Keep your eyes peeled for kingfishers and water dragons as we cruise along one of the most picturesque waterways of the Sapphire Coast.
The Postman’s Track Tag along 4WD Tour
Day: Wednesday 18th September
Time: 10am – 2pm
Meeting Place: 10am South East Forest NP @ Cathcart General Store
Cost: $60 per vehicle (4 Customers)
Maximum: 6 Cars
Follow in the footsteps of the postman and the cattlemen who travelled these rugged tracks. Stop at beautiful swimming holes, maybe have a swim. Take a walk at six mile creek, have lunch at Alexander’s Hut all the while taking in the tranquility of the beautiful South East Forests National Park.
Whale Watching Cat Balou Cruises
Day: Every day
Duration: 3-3.5 hours
Meeting Place: 253 Imlay St, Snug Cove
Cost: $95 Adults
See whales at Eden named Australia’s number 1 Whale Watching destination in Australia by Australian Geographic 2014!
Whale watching cruises commence mid-September and operate each morning until late November. Duration approximately 3 – 3 ½ hours. Complimentary refreshments including hot soup, cheese & biscuits are served.
“Thar she blows”
Day: Monday 16th September
Time: 11am - 1pm
Meeting Place: Davidson Whaling Station
Cost: $20 per person (Light refreshments included)
Maximum: 40 Customers
The Whaling History around Eden is fascinating. Find out about the special interactions between the whalers and the Killer Whales. Be transported back to the mid-1800’s. Hear stories about the whaling history of Twofold Bay, its legendary killer whales and their contribution to shore-based whaling.
Stand Up Paddle Boarding Tour
Day: Su - 15th, Tu - 17th, Th - 19th, Fr - 20th, Sa - 21st
Meeting Place: Nullica or Towamba River
Duration: 2 hours
Cost: $75 - All equipment & instruction provided
Maximum: 8 Guests
Potoroo Palace Native Animal Sanctuary
Cost: $27 per person
Potoroo Palace would like to offer attendees of the Eden Caravan Muster the opportunity to visit the sanctuary for the duration of the muster, at the special rate of $27 per person. This price includes entry, participation in the Keeper Talks, a ride on the train and an animal feed bag to hand feed our free roaming animals. Morning or afternoon tea is also offered at $10pp.
The sanctuary’s shuttle bus service is complimentary and will be available to transport anyone interested in coming to visit Potoroo Palace from Tuesday 17th September. The timetable for the bus is: 10.30am pick up at the Fisherman’s Club, to return at approx. 1.00pm and pick up at 1.30pm and return at 4.00pm.
The booking for the bus will have to be made the previous day, so that staff can be organised. Bookings can be made through Potoroo Palace directly or Eden Visitor Information Centre.
Kiah Wilderness Tours
Day: Sat 14th - Sat 22nd
Meeting Place: Kiah
Duration: 3.5 hours (Includes a delicious morning tea)
Cost: Morning kayak tour deal - usual price for 3 hour tour is $99 per person
- Pay for 3 people, bring 4 (pay $297 instead of $396)
- Pay for 4 people, bring 5 (pay $396 instead of $495)
- Pay for 5 people, bring 6 (pay $495 instead of $597)
- All equipment & instruction provided - quote Caravan Muster when you book
Morning Yoga Classes
Day: Every day
Meeting Place: Eden Lookout or Cocora Beach
Duration: 1 hour
Maximum: 30 Students
Start your day off on the right foot without going for a run or hitting the gym. Stretch, twist, and breathe to lengthen your body and get your blood moving with our morning Yoga classes. Beth from Bhoja Eco Awareness Retreat will have your day starting with a smile.
Captain Sponges Magical Oyster Tours
Day: Mon / Wed / Fri
Meeting Place: Pambula Lake Jetty & Boat Ramp at "Broadwater" just off the Princes Hwy
Duration: 2 hours
The region is known as the ‘humpback highway’ and every year, between September and November, our waters play host to thousands of humpbacks heading home to Antarctica.
Set in the magnificent Twofold Bay – the third deepest natural harbour in the southern hemisphere, Eden is famously known as the Humpback Highway, and the tale of the wild killer whales who hunted with the Yuin people, and later with European settlers.
It was also the centre of operations for entrepreneur and pioneer Benjamin Boyd who built Boyd’s Tower, Boydtown and the Seahorse Inn as part of an extraordinary empire, before the vision crumbled.
And while you’re in the section of the national park named for this grand schemer, take time to see the Green Cape Light Station, marvel at the wilderness and beauty that surrounds it, hike all or part of the ‘Light to Light’ walk and muse on the area’s connection to Australia’s new saint, Mary MacKillop.
This still is a working port, so drive or walk down in the early morning and watch the boats return with the day’s catch. Chances are you will catch a glimpse of your dinner before it meets your plate!
For some natural solitude, discover Wonboyn further south, tucked between Ben Boyd National Park and Nadgee Nature Reserve, where the lake empties into the stunning Disaster Bay.
Each September, baleen and toothed whales migrate south for the summer. Many have calves in tow, and often spend a few days in the area, resting, feeding and playing before continuing the Humpback Highway. Nowhere on the coast is it as easy to get up close with them, in peak season charter operators have their choice of pods to watch within minutes of leaving Eden Wharf. The Eden Whale Festival, held in Spring each year, celebrates this migration.
Magnificent Twofold Bay has the quiet watcher of Mount Imlay in the background. It sees the whales feeding as they migrate every year; the days when men and killer whales worked together to herd the gentle giants for the whaling industry are long gone and faithfully recorded in fascinating displays at the Eden Killer Whale Museum. The skeleton of Old Tom, last of the herding killer whales of Eden, is an impressive exhibit.
Visit Davidson Whaling Station the longest-operating shore-based whaling station in Australia at Kiah Inlet, Boyds Tower and Boydtown to absorb the colourful history of Eden.
A history steeped in the traditions of the sea. With endless fishing opportunities and fascinating dive wrecks is Eden. See the trawlers at Snug Cove unloading their catch of the day. You can sample their catch at one of many cafes or restaurants at the Wharf.
Lookout Point, Rotary Park and Seamans Memorial Wall are up the hill from Eden Wharf. They offer panoramic views over beautiful Twofold Bay to Mt Imlay. There is a Picnic area, toilets, and playground.
For splashing about choose between several beaches right in Eden – Aslings for surfing and rock pools, Cocora for family fun with facilities or Snug Cove with its caves. Charters offer all weather diving from Merimbula to Green Cape and daily fishing trips. Cruise Boats offer discovery cruises on Twofold Bay during which its history is unfolded, and dolphins, seals and whales may also be seen.
From Pambula Beach in the north to historic Green Cape lighthouse in the south, Ben Boyd National Park features rugged coastlines, vivid rock formations, pristine beaches, extensive areas of coastal heath and intriguing history. South of Eden, Boyd’s Tower marks the entrance to Twofold Bay and is named after the 19th century entrepreneur Ben Boyd who played an important role in the early development of the area.
Whilst this tower was never actually used as a lighthouse, it provided a handy lookout point for many years from which shore-based whalers could watch for migrating whales along the coastline. Nearby, Davidson Whaling Station Historic Site stands as a reminder of the early whaling days when a pod of Killer Whales led by ‘Old Tom’ assisted the whalers in the hunt for baleen whales.
Boyd’s Tower is connected to Green Cape Light station by the spectacular 30km Light to Light Walking Track which ends at the lighthouse with its renovated Assistant Lightkeepers Cottages.
The walk can be done over two nights, or in shorter half day sections.
Eden Caravan Muster Secures Destination NSW Government Funding
The organisers of the Eden Caravan Muster are very excited to announce that they have recently received funding from the NSW Government under the Regional Flagship Events Program to assist with the promotion and marketing of the event.
Event co-organiser Matt Williams said “We are delighted to receive funding from the NSW Government to promote the event. We look forward to welcoming caravanners and outdoor adventurers to the Sapphire Coast in September. Visitors will get a chance to sample our local seafood, wine and entertainment as well as participate in a range of activities including tag along tours, whale watching tours and heritage tours.”
“We hope to make this an annual event and we encourage our Grey Nomads to put it into their diaries and head to Eden in September on the return from their migration north.”
Eden Caravan Muster – National Parks - Tag Along Tours
The Eden Caravan Muster is partnering with the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage – National Parks and is offering Eden Caravan Muster guests the opportunity to participate in a number of special tours in and around the Sapphire Coast.
Special tours have been arranged and include:
- Monday 16th September - Davidson Whaling Station Tour
- Tuesday 17th September - Platypus Canoeing
- Wednesday 18th September - Postman’s Track – 4WD Tag Along Tour
Numbers are limited and further information including times and costs Eden Caravan Muster guests can contact the Eden Visitor Centre.