Merimbula and Sapphire Coast
Fire Emergency Information
Strong winds and high temperatures have led to bushfires in some areas of New South Wales with emergency warnings issued for areas in the NSW Sapphire Coast.
Those planning to visit any of these areas should check the latest information and advice on the NSW Rural Fire Service website before they travel, and ensure if they are already staying in a bushfire-affected region to follow directions from the RFS. Updates are also available on www.abc.net.au and www.livetraffic.com
About Merimbula and The Sapphire Coast
The beautiful Sapphire Coast sparkles with stunning beaches, spectacular wilderness, great fishing, exhilarating bushwalks, delicious oysters, tasty cheeses, and charming towns and villages. This jewel on the far NSW South Coast is also one of the best destinations in Australia for whale watching.
From Bermagui in the north to Eden in the south, you’ll find a great variety of things to do and see. Fishing is popular, with many game, reef and deep-sea fishing tours. Unwind and relax on splendid sandy beaches and enjoy swimming, snorkelling, surfing and kayaking in crystal-clear waters.
On Australia’s Oyster Coast, the food and wine experiences are delightful. Enjoy wine tasting at Mimosa Wines, relish locally caught seafood at restaurants including the popular Wheelers Seafood Restaurant, savour freshly shucked oysters in Pambula, and taste award-winning cheeses in Bega.
Tathra Beach near Tathra’s heritage-listed wharf and Merimbula Main Beach are popular family beaches. You can learn to surf with Coastlife Adventures. For secluded beaches and breathtaking views, explore Mimosa Rocks National Park, Bournda National Park and Ben Boyd National Park.
The Light to Light walk is a marvellous experience, with magnificent lookouts, fascinating heritage and beachside camping. Whale watching is popular from headlands in national parks and from vantage points around Twofold Bay in Eden, home to the intriguing Eden Killer Whale Museum.
In the pretty countryside, browse gorgeous arts and crafts in Cobargo. There are plenty of places to stay on the Sapphire Coast, a scenic road trip from Sydney and Melbourne and a few hours’ drive from Canberra. You can also fly from Sydney and Melbourne to Merimbula Airport and rent a car.