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Tathra NSW. It’s in our nature.

Set like a gem into shades of green and blue, Tathra surrounds itself in the natural beauty of Mimosa Rocks National Park to the north, and Bournda National Park to the south.

The coastal town of Tathra is rich in history and traditions of the sea. Tathra Wharf is still a centre of activity today, its historic timbers standing proud and creating a focus for visitors and those wanting to cast a line. It is the only remaining sea wharf on the East Coast and watches over the main beach as it meanders 3km around the shoreline. Tathra Beach is patrolled in summer and protected from southerly winds making it great for surf, board riding and sailboarding.

While the Tathra Wharf stands proud above the waters, below is a wonderland for scuba divers and snorkelers. Fur seals and Fairy Penguins from the colony on Montague Island sometimes frequent the waters around the Tathra Wharf and are quite willing to let you be a part of their underwater world. Dolphins are also common visitors to this area and they can be seen off most beach areas in Tathra.

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What's On in Tathra

Nov 26

Wyndham Village Market

23rd April, 2017 - 25th August, 2019

Wyndham is an hour’s drive from Tathra, via Candelo or Pambula (it makes for a great round trip). The Wyndham Village Market is held on the fourth Sunday of each month. It offers locally grown and produced goods including organic skin products, free range eggs, nuts, coffee, homemade cakes and biscuits, handmade gifts... View more

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Must See and Do

First timers: What you need to know

Almost smack bang in between Sydney and Melbourne on the Princes Highway and only 3 hours from Canberra, the Sapphire Coast is an unspoilt stretch of coastal wilderness. It’s easy to immerse yourself in nature-based adventures but there’s plenty of opportunity to get amongst it with the locals too. See Tathra’s attractions here. Our forte is... view

Beach lovers will adore Nelson’s coastal quartet

There’s a magic coastal quartet to be discovered at Mimosa Rocks National Park, just north of Tathra Beach on Nelson Lake Road. Nelson’s Lagoon & Beach, Moon Bay and Wajurda Point are so close to each other you can visit them all in around an hour, and they are a couple of kilometres north of... view

Upcoming Regional Events

Nov 06

The Shirl, National Youth Portraiture Prize

6th October, 2017 - 25th November, 2017

Winner of ‘2015 IAS Young Achievement Award’ Harriet Mitchell. ‘Romy and Daffodil’ The Shirl is a $10,000 acquisitive biannual portrait prize for artists between the ages 16  and 25. There is no other Portrait prize specifically for young and emerging Australian artists. The Shirl is the little sister to the BVRG’s $50,000... View more

Nov 25

The Merimbula Classic

23rd November, 2017 - 26th November, 2017

This long running event is a celebration of wind and waves which attracts wave sailors, kite surfers and Stand Up Paddle surfers from around the globe. Adding to the excitement this year, the contest will also comprise the Kite Wave Nationals championships, which will be run in conjunction with Kiteboarding Australia. Watch... View more

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