George Bass and Matthew Flinders were the first Europeans to discover Twofold Bay in 1798, but the region had been inhabited by members of the Yuin nation for thousands of years.
Local Aboriginal people had a strong connection with killer whales, and this included the harvesting of small whales and fish that killer whales herded into the shallows.
A permanent shore-based whaling station was first established by the Imlay Brothers in the 1830s, and whaling continued for another century.
You can experience some of Eden’s history and see the skeleton of Old Tom, Eden’s famous killer whale, at the Eden Killer Whale Museum.
Eden is now famous as a destination for whale watching, with migrations occurring in late autumn and spring.