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.

Cobargo street view - Merimbula and Sapphire Coast

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.

Cobargo Dairy Farm Ride - Merimbula and Sapphire Coast

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.

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  1. Winners are Grinners! Art Exhibition

    Wednesday 07 March 2018 to Tuesday 20 March 2018 , Glen Innes

    Aboriginal artists over the age of 50 years have combined works of pottery, textiles, painting sculpture, drawing, wood, photography wool or metal. There will be a Gala opening on April 7 at 4pm, with free entry and refreshments. It wil…

    07 Mar - 20 Mar
  2. John Butler Trio

    Tuesday 20 March 2018 , Albury Wodonga

    One of their most exuberant live acts, John Butler Trio announce more dates to their regional tour along with news of their long awaited seventh studio album and they're coming to Albury. Summer concert events for John Butler Trio fans alr…

    20 Mar
  3. Harness Racing

    Wednesday 21 March 2018 to Friday 29 June 2018 , Young

    Feel free to come and join the Young Harness Racing Clubs regular Harness racing meetings. These common events include free entry, refreshments and races broadcast live!…

    21 Mar - 29 Jun
  4. Tidal Rhythms: art exhibition

    Wednesday 21 March 2018 to Sunday 14 October 2018 , Port Macquarie

    The latest exhibition at the Hastings Fine Art Gallery by members of the Hastings Valley Fine Art Association is on display from October 18 to January 17. The exhibition showcases woks in all mediums and styles as well as a collection of …

    21 Mar - 14 Oct
  5. Iconic Australian Houses

    Wednesday 21 March 2018 to Saturday 31 March 2018 , Nowra

    Iconic Australian Houses: an exhibition by Karen McCartney and presented in partnership with Architecture Foundation Australia is a behind-the-scenes exploration of 30 of the most important Australian homes of the past 60 years. The exhibi…

    21 Mar - 31 Mar