Local Produce and Seafood

Savour the exquisite delights of the beautiful Sapphire Coast, from moreish oysters and fresh fish to world-famous cheese, tender beef, elegant wines and acclaimed restaurants. This region on the far NSW South Coast is a feast for your senses with many things to do, see and taste.

Tathra Oysters are prized. Near Pambula you can taste freshly shucked oysters at Broadwater Oysters and Wheeler’s Oyster Farm. Visit an oyster farm on Captain Sponge’s Magical Oyster Tours and learn about oyster farming, while shucking and tasting delicious oysters along the way.

Shucking oysters on Captain Sponge's Magical Oyster Tour on the Sapphire Coast

In Bermagui, visit  Bermagui Fishermen’s Wharf  for takeaway fish and chips, restaurants serving locally caught seafood, a wine bar and a weekly local growers market. You can catch your own fish on one of the fishing charters.

Enjoy wine tasting at Mimosa Wines and Rusty Fig wines are available at restaurants and bars along the coast. In the verdant Bega Valley, 50 minutes’ drive from Bermagui, discover why Bega is on the world cheese map at the Bega Cheese Heritage Centre.

 Couple enjoying a fresh seafood at the Tathra Hotel

You can stay on a working farm just north of Bega — Stony Creek Farm is a lovely rural retreat. A short drive east of Bega is the seaside town of Tathra, home to the heritage-listed Tathra Wharf and Tathra Hotel, a pub which opened in 1888 and offers a menu that includes fresh local produce.

Visit the award-wining Eden Smokehouse in Eden, buy fresh Twofold Bay mussels at Snug Cove or find local farm produce at Sprout Eden, a grocer and cafe. For a fascinating catch-and-eat tour, join Australia’s Coastal Wilderness Adventures' Ocean to the Plate experience. 

For another memorable and delicious experience don't miss Eat Merimbula, an annual celebration of the region’s best chefs and sustainable seafood.

Great Food and wine Experiences in Merimbula and Sapphire Coast

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