The modern Eildon is a ‘dam construction’ town built in the 1950’s. The dam provides a strong summer tourism season with both fishers and aqua sports being dominant. Eildon is at the end of the road so if there is not a strong interest in those activities the Eildon is not for you.
Following the conclusion of the construction of the weir, a vast number of workers opted to stay in the new township.
A Post Office named Eildon opened on November 14, 1890 and closed in 1893. Later a Post Office named Eildon Weir opened on August 23, 1915 and was renamed Eildon in about 1950.
The township was relocated to its present position when the new dam was built in the 1950s.
The lake that shares its name with the town is a renowned playground for water sports and camping.
There is no museum in Eildon.
A trip to Eildon is also a recommendation, but the traveler to be mindful the town is on a spur.