A beautiful Sapphire Coast town, Bermagui is famous for deep-sea game fishing. With the continental shelf only 20 km offshore, discover the thrill of game fishing in the deep blue waters for black marlin and yellowfin tuna on fishing charters that depart from Bermagui Harbour.

The pretty harbour is home to Bermagui Fishermen’s Wharf, where you’ll find delicious takeaway fish and chips and restaurants serving locally caught seafood, a wine bar and gift shops. Every Thursday afternoon browse local produce at the growers market on the harbour foreshore.

Rusty Fig Wines - Bermagui - Sapphire Coast

The rich soils in the region support farms and vineyards. Mimosa Wines and Rusty Fig Wines are near Bermagui. You can visit the cellar door at Mimosa Wines and its Drystone Restaurant uses fresh locally sourced produce. Rusty Fig wines are available at restaurants and bars in Bermagui.

Plenty of adventure tours are available, from fishing to sea kayaking. Places to stay in this beautiful region suit various budgets, including holiday homes, motels, glamping and lakeside camping. Check out the events calendar for festivals, such as Bermagui Seaside Fair and Sculpture Bermagui.

Wallaga Lake - Merimbula and Sapphire Coast

Natural attractions abound around Bermagui, from Cuttagee Beach and Mimosa Rocks National Park to Blue Pool and Camel Rock. Enjoy coastal walks with breathtaking views. Wallaga Lake is popular for fishing and boating and holds special significance for local Aboriginal people. Nearby is the fascinating Montreal Goldfield, a well-preserved example of alluvial diggings from the 1880s.

From Sydney, the drive to Bermagui along the spectacular NSW South Coast is a little over five hours. The drive from Canberra is 3h 20min. You can also fly from Sydney or Melbourne to Merimbula Airport and rent a car for the 70 minutes’ drive to Bermagui, just north of Mimosa Wines.

Things to do and places to stay

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  1. Denman Farmers Market

    Saturday 03 March 2018 to Saturday 07 April 2018 , Denman

    The Denman Farmers Market is a genuine producers market in the heart of the Hunter Valley, held on the first Saturday of the month. Located a short drive from Muswellbrook, Denman offers the best in local produce including wine, cheese, …

    03 Mar - 07 Apr
  2. Scone Horse Trials

    Event dates to be confirmed: March 2018 , Scone

    Since 1979 the Scone Horse Trials Inc. committee have hosted the Olympic Equestrian sport of Eventing at Broomfield near Scone. Two events are staged each year, in spring and autumn. In 2016, 2017 and 2018 the NSW State Eventing Champions…

    11 Mar
  3. Upper Hunter Regional Show

    Event dates to be confirmed: March 2018 , Muswellbrook

    The Upper Hunter Regional Show is held annually two weeks prior to Easter. It encourages inclusion from all schools in the area, as well as being a social hub for community interaction and volunteering. The show encourages social interac…

    17 Mar - 18 Mar
  4. Warbirds Over Scone

    Sunday 25 March 2018 , Scone

    Upper Hunter Shire Council in conjunction with Vintage Fighter Restorations, Scone Aero Club, Pay's Air Service and Paul Bennet Air Shows presents the return of Warbirds Over Scone. Come along and see iconic warbird flights and formations,…

    25 Mar
  5. Scone Horse Festival

    Friday 04 May 2018 to Sunday 13 May 2018 , Scone

    Scone is the Horse Capital of Australia and the Scone Horse Festival celebrates the place where horses reign and where each year many people from within the region and from far afield come to share the community's pride in the area and thei…

    04 May - 13 May