Browse the beautiful arts and crafts in Cobargo, an enchanting heritage village on the far NSW South Coast and home to artisan workshops, galleries and verdant farmlands. The famous Cobargo Folk Festival in February attracts international performers and thousands of fans from around Australia.
A charming village with heritage buildings, artisan workshops and a celebrated folk festival, Cobargo is in the verdant countryside of the Sapphire Coast. You’ll be delighted with the wonderful things to do and see, from browsing in gift shops and markets to watching artisans and acclaimed musicians.
The main streetscape is enchanting, with colonial and early 20th century buildings. Enjoy an eclectic mix of shops, cafes and galleries, such as the Lazy Lizard and the Holey Glass. Discover fine woodcraft, pottery and other crafts at the Cobargo Creators Centre and browse the Cobargo Markets on Saturday.
You’ll be delighted with a self-guided Cobargo Historic Village Walk. There are signposts throughout the village. The rich farmlands around Cobargo grow a variety of produce, including lamb and hazelnuts on Goat Hill Farm. You can buy fresh produce on the Cobargo Open Garden Farm Tour.
Join in the fun at Cobargo Folk Festival, held on the last weekend in February. This wonderful event attracts musicians and singers from around the world and thousands of fans. Another popular event is the Cobargo Show, first held in 1889. The traditional country show is fun for the whole family.
Close to beautiful beaches and waterways, Cobargo is under 30 minutes’ drive from Bermagui to the southeast and Narooma to the northeast. Spectacular national parks surround Cobargo. Wadbilliga National Park is a rugged wilderness perfect for bushwalking, camping and mountain biking.
You’ll find convenient places to stay in and around Cobargo. From Sydney, the drive along the spectacular NSW South Coast to Cobargo is 5h 30min. The drive from Canberra is three hours. You can fly from Sydney or Melbourne to Merimbula Airport, which is less than an hour from Cobargo.