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The beach at Tathra with Tathra Wharf on the left. Note the curious Rock Wallabie on the far right
Photo: The beach at Tathra with Tathra Wharf on the left. Note the curious Rock Wallabie on the far right
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Tathra Beach on the Sapphire Coast

On the far South Coast of New South Wales, Tathra Beach itself is a popular attraction, but the many national parks with ancient forests and the natural coastline will leave one with lifetime impressions.

Things to Do

Things to Do at Tathra include fishing, kayaking and boating, not only the on ocean but the many nearby lakes. Learning to Scuba Dive and Surfing are also popular activities here. At Merimbula Airport, there are scenic flights available.

Taking a cruise during the months of September to the end of November means you can spot whales on their migration. Dolphins can be seen year round.

Tathra Wharf

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, boating 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 plied these waters.

The Town of Tathra

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.

Located just to the north of the beach is the Mimosa Rocks National Park and the seaside town of Bermagui.

National Parks in Shoalhaven, Eurobodalla and the Sapphire Coast

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.

  • Ben Boyd National Park
  • Biamanga National Park
  • Bournda National Park
  • Budawang National Park
  • Clyde River National Park
  • Cullendulla Creek Nature Reserve
  • Deua National Park
  • Eurobodalla National Park
  • Gulaga National Park
  • Mimosa Rocks National Park
  • Monga National Park
  • Montague Island Nature Reserve
  • Mount Imlay National Park
  • Murramarang National Park
  • Nadgee Nature Reserve
  • South East Forests National Park
  • Wadbilliga National Park

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.

NSW National Parks: Mimosa NP

South Coast Accommodation

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.

Main Photo: The beach at Tathra with Tathra Wharf on the left. Note the curious Rock Wallabie on the far right

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