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.
The self-guided Cobargo Historic Village Walk is an informative experience, with 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 first weekend in March. This wonderful event in the beautiful coastal hinterland attracts musicians and singers from around the world, as well as thousands of fans. The friendly vibe and quality performances are features of the annual festival.
Another popular event is the Cobargo Show, first held in 1889. The traditional country show in February is fun for the whole family, and you’ll see farm animals, show jumping and other rural events. The pavilion is filled with all kinds of delicious displays, from cakes to fresh farm produce.
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.