Sapphire Coast

Tathra WharfTathra WharfLike no other place on earth - the unique coastline offers deserted beaches, tranquil rainforests, serene rivers and lakes, and picturesque mountain backdrops.

A land of natural beauty, abundant wildlife, cultural diversity, and great food and wine; explore and discover your ultimate year-round escape just an easy two hour drive south of Queanbeyan.

Take the Snowy Mountains Highway south to Cooma then continue south down the Brown Mountain into the Bega Valley.

Must do

  • Bega Cheese Heritage Centre
  • Ben Boyd National Park
  • Sapphire Coast Visitor Information Centre 
  • Gulaga National Park
  • Tathra Wharf

Fast Facts

  • Land of rivers, mountains and beaches 
  • Famous for its fishing, whales and cheese 
  • Six hours’ drive south of Sydney 

Why go there

Sparkling beaches, bays, lakes, cliffs, caves and national parks – all accessible via excellent walking tracks and coastal drives. Go deep-sea fishing off Bermagui, whale watching at Eden, sample award-winning cheeses at Bega and a rich Aboriginal cultural heritage around Wallaga Lake.

Things to do

  • Visit the cheese-making town of Bega, where historic buildings are surrounded by lush dairy country.
  • Fish off historic Tathra Wharf, the last steamer wharf on the east coast.
  • Explore the cliffs, sea caves and rock stacks at the coastal Mimosa Rocks National Park.
  • Follow the food, wine and art trail along the Tathra–Bermagui road
  • Check out the spectacular views from Boyd’s Tower, in Ben Boyd National Park.

Visit the Sapphire Coast website

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