Nature runs the show in Eden. This town is so beautiful that hundreds of whales come here annually to see if it’s for real.

Eden is part of Australia’s shimmering Sapphire Coast and is surrounded by the wilderness of Ben Boyd National Park, so it’s doubly blessed. Curalo Lake, Twofold Bay and the Nullica River are teeming with life. To get a taste of the ocean, buy prawns from the boats in Snug Cove or try the local mussel pies or Pambula oysters. Ah, Eden.