Kids Fun on the South Coast
Fitness and Yoga
Tranquil inlets and saltwater lakes dot the south coast. Pambula Lake, Curalo Lagoon, Nullica River, Lake Wonboyn, Towamba River -- all offer protected waters for kayaking. You are really spoiled for choice.
Bringing your gear along with you? Hamlet House has a fully fenced back yard, under-house storage space and locked shed for gear.
Note: You'll hear this area referred to in several ways, but the two most frequently used are the Sapphire Coast and the South Coast. Both are apt, as it is the South Coast of New South Wales, and the water and air are a stunning sparkling Sapphire Blue.
Base yourself at Hamlet House • Eden and enjoy your exploration of the stunning NSW South Coast.
Later in 2020
For some, part of the relaxation is to be shown around by locals. Why not relax and get those insider tips? Here are some to choose from:
Cruise Ships in Eden
With its new upgraded extended wharf and deep-water port, Eden has become the gateway to the Sapphire Coast, to Gippsland Victoria, to the Monaro and Canberra for cruise ships and their guests.
With lots of new activity, pop-up shops and local experiential tours, Eden hums on cruise ship days.
Meeting the cruise ship to see friends and relatives? Hamlet House accepts two-day bookings.
Check out those Cruise Ship Arrivals.
Note: If you are thinking of taking a tour with one of the local companies, booking your tour is a must. If the day that interests you is one on which a cruise ship arrives, early bookings are important.
Art and History Trail: Museums, Galleries and Open Studios
• Mr. Jones,
• Lazy Lizard Gallery, Cobargo
• Eden Arts and Crafts, Art on Imlay
• The Wharf Local Museum, Tathra
• Ivy Hill Gallery, Wapengo
• Australian Pottery, Bemboka
• David Mills Studio, Wallagout
Updated 1 December 2019
The stunning beauty of the South Coast invites exploration. Markets, walks, dog-friendly beaches -- sprinkled like gems along the coast in the hamlets of the Sapphire Coast.
Dog-Friendly. We love to pile the dogs in the car and go explore one of the hamlets for coffee or lunch. Add in a dog-beach or a walking trail and we are in heaven. When you stay at Hamlet House, eco-friendly doggy bags are provided for you. Thanks for picking up after your furry family member!
A Little Local History
This town perched at the edge of the land on a deepwater port has lived through many cycles of boom and bust, and as you walk the town, you can see the houses that were built during boom times, and when the government built homes to encourage workers to come to Eden -- often from far across the oceans. Gardens reflect the longing for home and the determination to make a mark in the new land.
Today, there is once again an emerging vibe in Eden and the hamlets of the Sapphire Coast, as people yearn for some room to grow, terrific schools for their children, and services to support a contemporary lifestyle.
Entrepreneurs are filtering into the area -- surfing schools, yoga studios, a winter months food truck collective, fresh locally grown food restaurants, roasteries, breweries and distilleries, local tours, galleries and poetry slams. It's happening!
For background, geology, history, Eden's Community website offers heaps of information.
What to wear on the South Coast?
Casual layers. Maybe the way to say that is "country casual." It is a rare occasion that requires a bit of bling. You won't be out of place anywhere wearing a puffy vest. Ok, add in a couple of bangles if you insist or a smart scarf, but really comfort, warmth, and flexibility will be perfect for most occasions.
Pelicans waiting for fish, Snug Cove, Eden