Just to the south of Tathra Beach is the historical Tathra Wharf (seen in the photo) with the beach in the distance. Tathra Wharf, built in 1902 is known for its fishing and and scuba diving.
You can visit the Maritime Museum at Tathra Wharf, it has displays and exhibits relating to the history of the local area and the ships that came here.
The town is located on the coast about 17kms east of Eden and is divided into the old section, built from the 1860s on and the new, located along the beach. It served for many years till the advent of cars and trucks as a major South Coast port for the steamers that used to ply the waters of the South Coast to Sydney and Melbourne.
To the north is Mimosa Rocks National Park and Bermagui.
Bermagui Tourist Information
Enquire at the Bermagui Tourist Information Centre about the many national parks, activities, walking tracks, camping and picnic areas, lakes, unique flora and fauna and sites of Aboriginal cultural significance here and throughout the Sapphire Coast. Located in the Bermagui Community Centre, located on Bunga St, Bermagui NSW. Phone +061 2 6493 3054.
Description: The beach at Tathra. Tathra Wharf is the building on the left. Note the Rock Wallabie on the right.The Sapphire Coast National Parks can provide plenty of opportunities for fun filled discovery. Majestic mountain ranges with grand views. The rugged coastline interspersed with long idyllic beaches. Cool wet rainforests. If you can, take a cruise to Montague Island Nature Reserve.
South Coast Accommodation: Saphhire Coast ocean side resorts set in stunning locations, hotels, bed & breakfasts, caravan parks, serviced apartments, homesteads and beach home holiday lettings - just some of the options available to you.