Sapphire Coast

SAPPHIRECOAST - AUTUMN 2024 - EDEN 5 Mountain bike park a big hit with riders The Gravity Eden Mountain Bike Park has recently opened in Nullica State Forest, providing a thrilling destination for riders of all skill levels. Featuring a network of 58 kilometres of mountain bike trails, Gravity Eden has proven to be a big hit with MTB enthusiasts, who have been making the most of the Park’s many standout features, including: •A significant elevation of 300 metres, promising an excellent gravity-riding experience, traversing a diverse array of terrain, from lush valleys and picturesque creeks, to exposed ridges and rock shelves. • Trails suitable for riders of various skill levels, from technical challenges, to smooth pedal-ins along scenic trails. • A dedicated Skills Park, located at the trailhead, featuring a pump track and dirt jump park. The Park’s premium asphalt pump track is suitable for all types of riders and ages looking to develop their mountain biking skills, including cornering, weighting and unweighting the bike, jumping and building momentum. It is recommended that beginner riders build their skills on the pump track before hitting the trails. The Skills Park also features solar lights for those keen to keep cutting laps after dark! The Gravity Eden trailhead and car-park is located in Nullica State Forest, accessed along Storey Avenue off the Princes Highway, Eden. To find out more about the Gravity Eden Mountain Bike Park, go to the Gravity Eden website at A dedicated Skills Park, located at the trailhead, features a premium asphalt pump track that’s suitable for all types of riders looking to develop their mountain biking skills. Photo: Flow MTB/Gravity Eden The recently opened Gravity Eden Mountain Bike Park in Nullica State Forest features 58-kilometres of mountain bike trails. Photo: Flow MTB/Gravity Eden Get out on the water for fishing and more Operating from Eden Harbour on the South Coast of NSW, Freedom Charters offers a wide range of charter trips, tours and packages that are sure to make your trip to the Sapphire Coast even more rewarding and enjoyable. Freedom Charters’ trips include great-value reef, game and sports fishing, and marine wildlife tours, as well as shared and private charters, and accommodation packages. Christine Cattanach, who has been running Freedom Charters with her partner Mark for more than five years, said every trip aims to provide passengers with a “wonderful experience on the water”. “We offer a range of trips to suit everybody, and our friendly, patient and experienced crew is sure to make your day fun and memorable,” Christine said. “Nothing is too much trouble, and we can tailor any trip or package to meet the needs and desires of individual passengers and groups of up to 12 people.” Abundant fishing opportunities Operating out of Eden Harbour provides the safe and comfortable Freedom Charters’ vessel with easy access to the open ocean and the many nearby reefs, which provide an abundance of great fishing opportunities. “Whether you’re an experienced hand, or new to fishing, our captain (Mark, a keen and experienced fisherman) and crew members are happy to pass on local fishing tips and knowledge,” Christine explained. “They’ll provide you with quality equipment, bait and tackle for the trip, and a complimentary morning tea. “Children are welcome, no fishing licence is required, and we’ll even scale and clean your fish for you!” Marine wildlife tours Freedom Charters’ marine-wildlife tours take in spectacular local marine life, and Christine said that right now is an excellent time to see a variety of fascinating marine life, including seals, dolphins and fairy penguins. Sea eagles are also often seen on these tours, as are some of Eden’s most famous historical landmarks, including Boyd’s Tower. For more information on Freedom Charters’ trips, packages and prices, visit the website at or check out the reviews on Facebook and Tripadvisor. A fishing trip with Freedom Charters is fun for people of all ages. Regular passenger, Alan, displaying a fabulous snapper he caught on one of his many successful fishing trips with Freedom Charters. • Charter Fishing • Pleasure Cruises • Toilet on board OWNER OPERATED g uises board ER ATED