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The Seahorse Inn is a luxurious Boutique Hotel, situated on the shores of Twofold Bay, on the New South Wales south coast and commanding stunning views across the bay to Eden in Australia.
The Seahorse Inn offers the astute guest the unforgettable experience of a luxury, contemporary escape in beautiful surroundings in New South Wales.
As guests enter The Seahorse Inn they are greeted with an ambience of old world charm, complimented by an aesthetically luxurious appeal. The newly refurbished Inn offers modern luxury combined with original detail such as hand-carved doors, stained-glass ornamentation, winding staircases, large open grates and attic bedrooms.
The Seahorse Inn offers a choice of dining options, from the proposed elegant Bettena?s a la carte restaurant to the more informal Brasserie. Both restaurants offer a fine selection of foods including locally produced seafood and other gourmet dishes.
The Guest Cocktail Lounge provides the perfect place to unwind and perhaps enjoy a special selection of beverages and fine wines. The feature circular stairway leads to the bedroom area where there are two more lounges for guests to enjoy, offering complete relaxation.
The Seahorse Inn is set amidst sprawling lawns and lush gardens in Eden, offering guests the opportunity of a relaxing stroll around the estate. An abundance of good quality underground water is used throughout the year to water the lawns and gardens and create a virtual paradise.
The Seahorse Inn features 10 luxurious guest rooms and Suites. Rooms either have magnificent water views, overlooking Twofold Bay, or enjoy views over the beautiful landscaped gardens surrounding The Seahorse Inn.
Each of the rooms has the following facilities:
* King size beds
* Beautifully appointed ensuite bathrooms, some with spas
* Tea/coffee making facilities
* Mini-bar and refrigerator
* Colour TV with remote control
* Air conditioning
* Iron and ironing board
* Broadband Internet access
* Most rooms have patios with table and chair settings
* Some rooms have wheelchair access
In addition guest Suites also offer:
* Additional living areas
* Some with luxurious spa bath
* Executive living for those seeking relaxation and great comfort.
Local Attractions in and around Eden in New South Wales:
Twofold Bay offers some of the best whale watching in Australia. The most reliable time to see whales in Twofold Bay is from late September to late November each year, while these magnificent creatures make their annual migration south to Antarctica, having spent time in the warmer northern waters. A siren is sounded at the Eden Killer Whale museum when whales are sighted in the bay. Several local companies offer whale watching cruises.
Click here for more information about cruises, and about whale watching in the region in general.
Killer Whale Museum
Located in the heart of Eden, the Killer Whale Museum portrays the history of whaling in the local area. The museum has a wide range of permanent exhibitions on subjects such as whaling, navigation, shipwrecks and fishing, and regularly hosts travelling and special exhibitions.
Perhaps its best known exhibit is the skeleton of "Old Tom", one of a group of killer whales that helped the local whalers by herding the baleen whales into Twofold Bay and then alerting the whalers of their presence by thrashing the water with their tails.
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Davidson Whaling Station
Alexander Davidson was a carpenter who worked for Benjamin Boyd in the 1840's. In 1866 he opened a whaling station on the shores of the Kiah Inlet at Twofold Bay. It was the longest-operating shore-based whaling station in Australia and the last of its type to close down.
Visitors can see ruins of the site as well as interpretive and explanatory text giving a unique insight into the 19th century whaling industry.
Click here for more information about the Davidson Whaling Station.
Boyds Tower is located at Red Point, on the southern headland of Twofold Bay. This imposing, twenty metre structure was built by Benjamin Boyd in 1846 from sandstone shipped from Pyrmont in Sydney.
Boyd intended the tower to be used as a lighthouse to guide home his fleet of ships, but permission to light it was never granted. It was later used as a whaling lookout. The letters B-O-Y-D are clearly visible, carved into the stones at the top of the tower.
Edrom Lodge is a beautifully preserved Federation-style home, classified by the National Trust for its period architecture and gardens as well as its magnificent landscape setting. The Lodge was originally built between 1910 and 1913 as a family residence. It is now owned by the Forestry Commission of N.S.W., and operated as a conference and education centre, available for use by education and community groups. Edrom provides an ideal setting for groups studying landscaping art and photography, as well as geology, marine biology and many other areas of study in the outdoors.
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Port of Eden
Twofold Bay is the third deepest natural harbour in the world, and Eden is home to one of the largest fishing fleets in NSW. Visitors to the area can stroll along the Eden wharf and see fishing boats of all sizes, watch them unloading their next catch, chat to the local fisherman or maybe sample the delicious local seafood from one of the many cafes and restaurants at the wharf.
In addition, a new multipurpose wharf, commissioned in late 2003, handles the larger shipping requirements of the port, including export of woodchips, softwood logs and general cargo. The wharf is 200 metres long and has approximately 6,000 square metres of paved storage area. It is shared with the Department of Defence, and handles not only visits by logging and cargo ships but also warships and cruise liners.
Harris-Daishowa Woodchip Mill
The controversial Harris-Daishowa Woodchip Mill offers an insight into the local timber industry. The visitors centre, on Edrom Road, provides an exhibition and slide show about the industry, past and present. It is open daily from 8am-5pm. Free guided mill tours are available on Thursdays at 10.30am, but advance bookings on (02) 6496 0222 are necessary.
A dominant feature of the local landscape is Mt Imlay, rising to a height of 886 metres. The peak of Mt Imlay offers extensive views of the coast and surrounding forest. A rare species of Eucalypt, Eucalyptus imlayensis, can be found growing on the summit.
The mountain is named after the three Imlay brothers, who played an important part in opening the Eden-Monaro district to European settlement in the 1830s and 40s.
Joy flights can be arranged from the Merimbula airport which is only a 20min drive from The Seahorse Inn. A courtesy limousine is available to convey house guests to the airport. Helicopters are no longer allowed to land at The Seahorse Inn, but can land at Merimbula airport and guests can be picked from there.
Coastal and Bush Walking
Eden is surrounded by picturesque scenery and stunning national parks and is the perfect place for the walking enthusiast. Visitors acn stroll along the unspoilt Beaches, climb to the top of Mt Imlay or trek through the many beautiful forest areas, including Ben Boyd National Park.
Twofold Bay is a superb location for fishing enthusiasts. The rocky headlands around the bay offer many enticing fishing spots, while Aslings Beach is perfect for surf fishing. Eden Wharf , off Imlay St, and Cannery Wharf, off Cattle Bay Rd are also good fishing spots.
Many local companies run fishing charters. For those with their own boat, there is a four-lane boat ramp at Quarantine Bay, 3 km south of Eden, off the highway.
Click here for more information on fishing in Twofold Bay.
Other Sporting Activities
For those who enjoy an energetic day, don't miss the relaxation of a great day of golf or bowls at the town's recreation centre, which incorporates a superb clubhouse and is a part of the social hubb of the township.
A variety of water sports can also be enjoyed in the local area, including swimming, surfing, sailing and diving. Blue Water Escape offer a luxury sailing experience around and beyond Twofold Bay. Other sporting activities available are squash and tennis.
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