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Merimbula & Sapphire Coast

  • Camping on the Sapphire Coast
  • Bermagui harbour with Mt Gulaga

Highlights

Light to Light Walk in Ben Boyd National Park

Explore Ben Boyd National Park's spectacular 31 kilometre Light to Light Walk that hugs the coastline between Boyds Tower and Green Cape Lightstation. Enjoy ever-changing views from heathland to forest and towering red-rock platforms. With so many seafront vantage points, you can spot seals, seabirds and whales. The walk can be completed over two to three days or in shorter half day sections.

Must Do

Merimbula and Sapphire Coast Area

The allure of the Sapphire Coast is in its sparkling beaches, bays, lakes, cliffs, caves and national parks,€“ all accessible via excellent walking tracks and coastal drives.

The region is renowned for deep-sea fishing off Bermagui, whale watching at Eden, award-winning cheeses at Bega, national parks ringing Tathra and a rich Aboriginal cultural heritage around Wallaga Lake. The historic river village of Pambula is set in majestic rural surrounds.

In Merimbula, you'll find water sports of all types, including fishing, swimming, boating, lake cruises, scuba diving, sailboarding and canoeing. Main Beach is ideal for surfing, while Short Point and Tura Beach are backed by tea-trees and banksia trees set among coastal heaths. 

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  • Local Produce & Seafood

    The pristine waters of the Sapphire Coast have been producing award-winning oysters forever. Oysters from the Sapphire Coast are an exquisite blend of creaminess, sweetness and saltiness. You can taste them from Bermagui to Tathra, Merimbula, Pambula and Wonboyn.

  • Nature and Parks

    Discover the coastal wilderness of the Sapphire Coast in the region's spectacular national parks such as Ben Boyd National Park, Bournda National Park, and Mimosa Rocks National Park. Enjoy ever-changing views through heathland, forest, and red-rock platforms on the coastal Light to Light Walk.

  • Whale Watching in Eden

    Superb coastal lookouts and photographic opportunities can be found along the coastline of this stunning national park. Highlights include Aragunnu, Picnic Point, Middle Beach and Wajurda Point, each offering expansive views along the coast, with long beaches, cliffs and dramatic headlands.

Fly into Merimbula Airport

Merimbula Airport is located 2 km from Merimbula’s town centre. Use the taxi services available at the terminal to make the short trip south. Alternatively, rent a car from the hire services available at the airport and explore the region at your own pace.

Regional Express operates daily direct flights to and from Sydney and Melbourne, in addition to weekly direct flights to and from Moruya. For other major Australian cities, connect via Sydney or Melbourne to travel into Merimbula.

Local areas

  • Bega Bega is the rural centre of the Sapphire Coast and the gateway to the lush Bega Valley. This historic town has a proud tradition of cheese making.
  • Bermagui Bermagui is a colourful port, famous for its deep-sea fishing. It’s on the estuary of the Bermagui River, close to national parks.
  • Eden Eden is a historic whaling town, ideal for a whale-watching tour. It’s built around a promontory that juts into Twofold Bay.
  • Merimbula The town's main assets are water sports of all types, including fishing, swimming, boating, lake cruises, scuba diving, sailboarding and canoeing.
  • Pambula Pambula is a historic village in majestic rural surroundings. The town is at the mouth of the Pambula River among forests and lakes.
  • Tathra Tathra is a small coastal township clustered around a historic sea wharf, a popular fishing platform and the only one of its kind remaining on the east coast of Australia.

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