Sapphire Coast

Sapphire Coast

Surrounded by Natural Beauty



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Major Destinations

Although renowned for its famous Bega Cheese, the country centre of the Sapphire Coast, Bega, is also gaining a reputation for its local wines where crisp chardonnay’s or alternative fruit wines can tempt the palate.

Things to See & Do

  • Bega Cheese Heritage Centre
  • Mumbulla Creek Falls
  • Bega Show (February)
  • Spring Orchid Show (September)

Formerly a gold and timber port, Bermagui is well known for fishing with charter boats that will take you to then deep sea to experience the mighty marlin or chase a yellow fin tuna. Fresh local produce is a must to try with succulent oysters, fresh swordfish, mulloway, king fish or snapper menu delights.

Things to See & Do

  • Fishermans Wharf
  • Gulaga National Park
  • Montreal Goldfields
  • Wallaga Lake
  • Bermagui Seaside Fair (March)
  • Natures Concert Hall Sings (November)

The heart and soul of Eden – and its history – is Twofold Bay. It was home to shore-based whaling stations and Old Tom, the legendary killer whale whose story can be learned at the Eden Killer Whale Museum or by taking the self guided Killer Whale Trail. Be sure to be in town October 30th to November 1st for the Eden Whale Festival.

Eden is still is a working port, so drive down in the early morning to scenic Snug Cove and watch the boats bring home their catch. Chances are you will see your dinner before it meets your plate! You’ll probably never eat fresher.

Things to See & Do

  • Ben Boyd National Park
  • Killer Whale Museum
  • Sapphire Coast Marine Discovery Park
  • Eden Whale Festival (November)

The heart of the Sapphire Coast surrounded by stunning beaches and national parks. A coastline that inspires activity, offering swimming, surfing, sail boarding and diving. Fine dining of every cuisine is on offer with fresh mussels, oysters, calamari and crayfish local delicacies.

Things to See & Do

  • Merimbula Aquarium
  • Merimbula Boardwalk
  • Merimbula Magic Mountain
  • Sapphire Coast Winter Orchid Show (August)
  • Merimbula Classic (Surf – November)

An historic village with old-world charm is nestled peacefully between the waters of Pambula and Merimbula Lakes.

Become entranced with the life in the rock pools, tour an oyster farm or river cruise upstream where Aboriginal history dates back over 2000 years.

Things to See & Do

  • Nethercote Falls
  • Pambula Beach
  • Panboola Wetlands
  • Pambula Annual Show (January)

A stunning coastal town set in natural, unspoilt surrounds with the local rock oysters considered the best in Australia.

Explore the National Trust listed Tathra Wharf or enjoy the beach where fishing is plentiful for salmon and tailor catches.

Things to See & Do

  • Tathra Beach
  • Bournda National Park
  • Mimosa Rocks National Park
  • Tathra Wharf to Waves (January)

Popular Things To See & Do

  • Bega Cheese Heritage Centre
  • Ben Boyd National Park
  • Bermagui Fisherman’s Wharf
  • Gulaga National Park
  • Killer Whale Museum
  • Magic Mountain
  • Mimosa Rocks National Park
  • Montreal Goldfields
  • Sapphire Coast Marine Discovery Centre
  • Tathra Wharf
  • Tahtra Maritime Museum
  • Wallaga Lake

Touring Routes

Explore the steep mountain roads and tall forests of Tantawangalo, where the tumbling waters of Six Mile Creek begin their journey to the ocean, through the hidden valley of Towamba, beneath the spectacular rock face of Mount Jingera. More information

A short tour with lots of history, some amazing but restful picnic spots, and the craft towns of Cobargo and Central Tilba to enjoy along the way. More information

This drive passes through Mimosa Rocks National Park to the north of Tathra, with its spectacular Spotted Gum forests, and Wallaga National Park near Bermagui, with views alternating from rolling green hills to rugged coastline. More information


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