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Eden is ideally situated mid way between Sydney and Melbourne , with the third deepest natural harbour in the world. The current wharf and nearby mooring buoys can cater for most cruise ships and the new 200m wharf with its 10.5m draft can handle the largest of cruise ships.

Set in magnificent rugged landscapes with golden sandy beaches and crystal waters to the east and forests and parklands to the west, Eden is a whalewatching wonderland, with regular sightings of Humpbacks, Southern Right, Minke, Killer and even the endangered Blue Whale in Twofold Bay.

Within 30 minutes drive of the port are world class attractions including forests, national parks, heritage and cultural sites, while at the port there is a whaling museum.

Eden's position provides the opportunity for some passengers to visit the national capital, Canberra, and then rejoin the ship in either Sydney or Melbourne.

Sightseeing Opportunities (Half Day)

  • Eden and Snug Cove, including Eden Killer Whale Museum;
  • Old Davidson Whaling Station and the National Parks of the south east;
  • Shopping at Merimbula and the kangaroos at Pambula Beach;
  • Ben Boyd National Park-Haycock`s Point and the Pinnacles
    - Ben Boyd Tower heritage walk and Boydtown's Historic Seahorse Inn
    - Sapphire Coast Marine Discovery Centre and Aquarium.
    - Oyster Farm Tour and Tasting then;
  • Ride in Golf carts to see the kangaroos;
    - Potaroo Palace Wildlife Sanctuary.


Sightseeing Opportunities (Full Day)

  • Greencape Lighthouse, scene of the wreck of the Lyee Moon, Disaster Bay and Bittangabee Bay where the Portugese arrived hundreds of years before settlement;
  • Trout fishing and platypus watching at Bombala;
  • Mimosa Rocks National Park and Bega Valley Hinterland`s Historical Villages;
  • Bega Cheese Heritage Centre, the Oaklands Antiques,Arts and Crafts Centre and Mimosa Winery.

Working hours

Customs Officers 24 hours
Quarantine Officials 24 hours
Immigration Officials As for Customs

Customs and Immigration

Passenger Manifest Three copies at the first port of call with one copy to Immigration with the passengers card one copy to Customs and the third copy to remain on board the ship.
Embarking Passenger Manifest 3 copies - 1 to Customs 1 to Port 1 stays
Crew Manifest 2 - 1 at first port to Immigration 2nd stays.
Stores List 2 (Aust. Customs Service and Sydney Ports Corporation
Customs Declaration (Ship) 1 (Australian Customs Service)
Customs Declaration (Crew) 2 (Australian Customs Service)
Forms Comments All forms listed above are produced at the first Australian port of call and then one copy of each form travels on board the ship to be produced at subsequent ports.
Customs Declaration (Passengers) One at first Australian port of call only.

Port health

Health Declaration One (pratique) at first Australian port of call only


The following Ground Handlers are CDU members and supply superior ground handling services throughout Australia.


Arrival Departure Restrictions n/a
Tidal Variation 2 metres
Prevailing Currents None
Prevailing Winds NE Summer. SW Winter
Length of Channel n/a
Depth of Channel n/a
Comments n/a


Shipping Agents:

Shipping agents

The following CDU members offer superior service throughout the region.

Port Operations/Services

Barwil Agencies Oceania
Address 9/189 Kent Street, Sydney NSW 2000
Telephone +61 2 9439 7223
24 hour contact +61 416 189 760
Fax +61 2 9439 8587
Website www.barwil.com
Email sydney@barwil.com.au
Services Contact: Greg Coopman.
For details of services see the Barwil entry under Members and Contacts- then scroll down to Shipping Agents.
Beaufort Shipping Agency Company
Address Level 8, 120 Sussex Street, Sydney NSW 2000
  GPO Box 3988 Sydney NSW 2001
Telephone 61 2 9364 8960
24 hour contact +61 411 123 013
Fax +61 2 9364 8999
Website N/A
Email operations@beaufortshipping.com
Services Contact Ian McAllister
For details of services see the Beaufort entry under Members and Contacts- then scroll down to Shipping Agents.
Information on other Shipping Agents can be obtained from the Port Authority (see Port Operator).


Are tugs available yes
Are tugs compulsory not compulsory
Tug operator's name Adsteam Eden
Tug operator`s fax +61 2 6496 3054 attn Peter Keys
Ship or tug lines n/a
Tug working hours n/a


Working hours n/a

Port officials

Working hours n/a
Overtime n/a


For details of suitable stevedores, please contact the Shipping Agent


For details of suitable Provedores, please contact the Shipping Agent
Telephones adjacent to berth
How many 2
Notice required No


Fuel Grades No
Quay or barge n/a
Suppliers n/a


Fresh Water No
Exquay or barge n/a
No of hoses n/a
Capacity per hose/hour n/a
Tonnes per hour guaranteed n/a
Type of connect n/a
Connect size in inches n/a

Dry garbage

Dry garbage No
Barge alongside n/a
Containers available n/a
Size of containers n/a
Number available n/a
Incineration or dump n/a
Facilities to transport n/a

Wet garbage

Wet garbage No
Ship or shore pump n/a
Sludge disposal n/a
Sludge details n/a


Port Charges Refer to Shipping Agent

Repair facilities

Nearest dry dock Sydney
Length Multipurpose wharf [2003] - 200m
  Snug Cove - two berths - 1 at 100m, 1 at 200m
  Mooring buoys - 185m
Maximum Tonnage n/a
Divers Available n/a
Engineering facilities n/a


Dredging undertaken Yes
Dredging when As required


Port operator

Name Harbourmaster's Office
Address Main Jetty Eden, New South Wales, 2551, Australia
Telephone +61 2 6496 1719
Facsimile +61 2 6496 3024
Web Site www.eden.nsw.gov.au
Email Address edenpilot@maritme.nsw.gov.au

Berth details

Berth Multipurpose wharf
Maximum draft 10.5 m
Tidal variation 2 metres
Berth length 200m
Guaranteed berthing for cruise ships Yes
Are other ships able to dock Yes
Cargo ships at dock Sometimes
Security fences Yes
Berth Snug Cove-Breakwater Wharf
Maximum draft two berths - 1 at 7.3m, 1 at 8.8m
Tidal variation 2 metres
Berth length two berths - 1 at 100m, 1 at 200m
Guaranteed berthing for cruise ships Yes
Are other ships able to dock Yes
Cargo ships at dock Sometimes
Security fences Yes

Nearest ports

Australia Sydney - 230nm
Nearest Overseas Port Auckland


Terminal facilities

Terminal Building No
Meet and Greet Facilities Yes, by arrangement
Toilet Facilities Yes (Snug Cove)
Telephones adjacent to berth
Availability of Maps and/or Brochures Yes
Souvenir Shopping Yes - in town
Money Exchange Yes - Bank
Is the US Dollar Accepted? Yes


Closest Airport to Pier Merimbula
Distance to Airport 27km
Transport to Airport y arrangement
Can Passengers Walk to Town yes
Drive Time from Pier to Shuttle Stop 2 minutes
Distance from Pier to Town Centre 1700metres
Are Shuttle Buses Necessary n/a Yes
Suggested Shuttle Stop in Town Whale Museum
Availability of Taxis at Pier Yes
Availability of Public Transport at Pier No, in town
Other Forms of Transport at Pier yes

Tour buses

Distance from Ship to Tour Buses 100m
What is the Normal Coach Capacity 4varies, range available depending on cruise ship
Are Tour Buses Air Conditioned yes
Are Refreshments Provided on Buses by arrangement
Are Cold Towels Provided on Buses by arrangement
Are Step Stools Provided on Buses by arrangement


News / Events


The 2013 Eden Whale Festival dates are set – the 26th October to the 3rd