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Boydtown on the western shore of Twofold Bay contains the historic buildings and tower erected last century by Ben Boyd during the whaling boom in the region. Discover Boyds Tower on the southern headland of Twofold Bay, a massive sandstone tower built by Benjamin Boyd in the hope of establishing his empire in the area, the tower was also used by whalers Boydtown and the Seahorse Inn, were built in 1843 on the shores of Twofold Bay. The historic inn has been restored and the ruins of Boyds church can still be seen.

Boydtown: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Davidson Whaling Station Historic Site

Located on the shores of the Kiah Inlet at Twofold Bay, the Davidson Whaling Station was the longest-operating shore-based whaling station in Australia and the last of its type to close down. Protected today as an historic site, the station will give you a unique insight into the lives and industry of the 19th century whalers.

Site of the Davidson Family Whaling Station, from where shore based whaling was conducted from 1826 to 1932. Three generations of the Davidson family worked from this site to hunt migrating whales. They were the only whalers known in the world to work in partnership with killer whales (orcas).

Interpretative signs incorporating historic photographs and sketches have been installed around this site to explain the whaling operations. A viewing platform has been erected around the remains of the 'Tying Down Works' (The area where the whale blubber was boiled to extract the oil).

Ben Boyd National Park
Eden, NSW, 2551

Located 3.3K from Boydtown

Snug Cove

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.

Imlay Street and Weecoon Street
Eden, NSW, 2551

Located 4.5K from Boydtown

Sapphire Coast Marine Discovery Centre

Discover the amazing marine environment along the Wilderness Coast. The Sapphire Coast Marine Discovery Centre is a hands-on, interactive marine discovery centre, (one of seventeen around Australia), where you can see, touch and discover the local marine environment.

There are interactive displays, aquaria and touch tanks, a kids corner, videos, microscopes, marine art and craft activities, and much more. If you want to explore further, join one of the coastal discovery programs or join a qualified guide on a snorkel tour.

253 Imlay Street
Eden, NSW, 2551

Located 4.6K from Boydtown

Eden Killer Whale Museum

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.

184 Imlay Street
Eden, NSW, 2551

Located 4.8K from Boydtown

Killer Whale Trail

Take a day trip back in time. When boats were made of wood and men were made of steel!

It's a trail rich with whales and tales of adventure. This self-drive day tour takes you to five historical sites set in breathtaking natural surrounds around Eden on the Sapphire Coast NSW.

Uncover the dramatic history of whaling from 1828 to1930 and learn about the unique relationship between the mariners and the wild killer whales (orcas).

In spring (September to November) these sites become perfect vantage points to view humpback whales as they migrate close to the coast.

You will find another chapter of the story at each stop. Bring your smartphone to scan the interpretive signs and view historical photos, video and audio to delve deeper into the story of the Killer Whales of Eden.

Locations around Eden
Eden, NSW, 2551

Located 5.0K from Boydtown

Aslings Beach

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.

Aslings Beach Road
Eden, NSW, 2551

Located 5.8K from Boydtown

Boydtown: Events

Eden Amateur Fishing Club Competition

The annual week long Eden Amateur Fishing Club Competition is on again in March 2017. Commencement date is March 4, with the event finishing on March 11. Available prizes total over AUD45,000 for those who catch the biggest targeted fish!

Competitors from all over Australia join the Eden Amateur Fishing Club in this week of fishing and fun with the competition divided into five categories: open, ladies, boys and girls, and little tackers.

Enter on any day throughout the competition and come and try your luck! A Quintrex boat and trailer, with a Evinrude two stroke 40 horsepower engine, valued at AUD23,060, is the major prize and will be drawn on the final day of the event. This draw includes all open entries and the one drawn will win the boat prize. You don't have to fish to be in the draw, just purchase an entry for AUD40. Good luck!

Event Dates
      4th Mar
      5th Mar
      6th Mar
      7th Mar
      8th Mar
      9th Mar
      10th Mar
      11th Mar

Quarantine Bay Road,
Eden Amateur Fishing Club
Eden, NSW, 2551

Located 3.2K from Boydtown

Pambula Show

Pambula Show is the friendly show, providing a really good family day out, with something for everyone! A traditional country show with a carnival atmosphere!

While the program for 2018 has yet to be confirmed, there is usually a full day equestrian program, woodchop events, free kids entertainment including, for example, Pirate Pete, balloon modellers, farm animals and racing pigs. There are also pavilion exhibits, local produce displays including the coveted Pambula Show Champion Oyster competition, dog show and dog high jump, side shows and carnival rides and much more. Special events include such things as seafood cooking demonstrations by Tassal. Lots of food stalls, a bar and the famous Pavilion Tea Room serving Devonshire tea.
Go the Show's web site or Facebook page for updates on entertainment and events.

Event Dates
      13th Jan
      13th Jan

Pambula Sporting Complex,
Pambula Beach Road
Pambula, NSW, 2549

Located 14.9K from Boydtown

Boydtown: Travel Tips

Eden Gateway Visitor Information Centre

Call into the Eden Gateway Visitor Information Centre for information on the local area. The friendly staff can provide you with a range of information on local attractions, upcoming events, assistance with accommodation and other services as required.

Maps and brochures are also available, together with a selection of souvenirs and other merchandise.

Corner Mitchell Street and Imlay Street
Eden, NSW, 2551

Located 5.2K from Boydtown

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