Never having been fully developed, much of the South Coast today is protected by vast national parks. There are farms and fishing villages, but no large cities or airports. The whole region lends itself to a great nature wonder holiday.
That being said, there are a number of historic towns where you can find an excellent range of accommodation as well as restaurants and eateries to complete the picture.
Aboriginals have long inhabited the region, later, the whalers, gold diggers, farmers and fishermen came to settle here. They all have left an interesting history and their mark.
Exploring the region would probably best done by car. There are bus services to this part of NSW from Sydney.
In the surrounds of Bermagui, you will find pristine beaches, stunning waterways and inlets while the town itself has restaurants, cafés, a hotel and golf course. In March, they celebrate the Bermagui Seaside Fair.
From Bermagui, Tourist Drive 8 takes you westward to Cobargo, an arts and crafts centre, while Drive 9 takes you further south through the Mimosa Rocks National Park and Tathra Beach, past beautiful lakes, inlets and stunning beaches.
Mimosa Rocks National Park, situated on the coast between Bermagui and Tathra Beach has unspoilt coastline that is quite spectacular. There are pristine beaches, equipped camping areas, lagoons and inlets.
The lakes in the park provide swimming, boating and fishing. There are plenty of walks in the park to explore the lakes, secluded headlands, the forests and beaches.
North of Bermagui and South of Narooma in the Eurobodalla Tourism Region is Mystery Bay. There is a large camping area located at the beach. It has fantastic views of the coastal surrounds and you can enjoy snorkelling, surfing, fishing and boating. There is also great diving, in season you can go whale watching.
South Coast resorts, historical townships and sleepy fishing villages are scattered along the Coast. Accommodation on the South Coast and places like Bermagui includes a wide range of styles to suit almost any budget. Both the Mimosa Rocks National Park and Mystery Bay have camping available. In Bermagui itself there is a hotel, motels, holiday homes, apartments and caravan parks.
Main Photo: Sapphire Coast view of the beaches and headlands all the way to Victoria. Bermagui Headland
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