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Active Retirees : Active Retirees Dec-Jan 2013
Active RetireesTM | 19 a rascal) had a magnifcent vision for this part of the world. Just 8km south of Eden is Boydtown, the relics of the place that Benjamin Boyd planned to create as Australia’s capital city. Boyd built the Seahorse Inn in 1843 using convict labour and named it after his steamship. His grand plan for the surrounding area included cottages, a wool store, a church and salting down works -- an empire. He had a magnifcent tower built approximately 34km south of Eden and, even though it was designed to be a lighthouse, permission was never given for it to be used as such. The elaborate structure still stands and from the road it’s a nice, leisurely walk through the bush to see it. It sits at Red Point, where you can also view the dramatic folded rocks of this coastline. Located perfectly midway between Sydney and Melbourne and a short drive from Canberra, Eden is a magical place and one that begs the visitor to linger a while and uncover the history and beauty of the Sapphire Coast and its riches •• !Orcas helped Eden's local whalers until 1930, when Old Tom's body washed ashore and the rest of the orcas left Twofold Bay. DRIVE TIME CANBERRA 227km, 3hrs SYDNEY 431km, 6hrs MELBOURNE 612km, 7.5hrs Nick Rains; Destination NSW MUST SEE DAVIDSON'S WHALING STATION see relics and the site on the shores of the Kiah Inlet at Twofold Bay. THE SEAHORSE INN you must stay at this refurbished glamourpuss of the Sapphire Coast, 8km south of Eden. It has a wonderful restaurant and nothing to do but relax and enjoy the surrounds. MARY MACKILLOP HALL Australia's first canonised saint, Sister Mary established a school utilising an old church building in appreciation for the care provided by Eden when Mary's mother was drowned in a tragic shipwreck at Greencape in 1886. GO WHALE WATCHING migrating humpback whales visit here during spring, with no fear of Old Tom bailing them up. The whales hang around the harbour as it is one of the few places where they can feed on their journey. THE EDEN WHALE MUSEUM open daily with changing exhibitions and a superb collection portraying the history of the local area.
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