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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

Mar 28

Four Winds Easter Festival

28th March, 2018 - 1st April, 2018

Four Winds Festival: Nature’s Concert Hall, Murrah. At the beginning of the 1990s, a group of friends who shared interests in fine music and the wonderful local scenery around Bermagui were brought together by the idea of arranging concerts in the open air. Set in a unique environment at Barragga Bay approximately... View more

Mar 31

Meet the Keeper – On The Perch

31st March, 2018 - 26th March, 2018

Walk among birds from around Australia and the world at On The Perch aviaries, gifts & cafe, at Tathra. Meet the keeper at 11am on Easter Saturday, Sunday and Monday, or visit the park and explore on your own between 10am and 1pm. You can also team up with with one for... 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

Mar 25

EMBELLISH | Hilda Rix Nicholas & The Art of Costume

14th March, 2018 - 18th June, 2018

This important retrospective exhibition from the Rix Wright collection includes paintings, works on paper and sketches as well as photographs, ephemera and costumes. Hilda Rix Nicholas made a significant contribution to Australian art in the period between the First and Second World Wars with her nationalist landscapes and spirited portraits of soldiers,... View more

Mar 25

Moving Histories // Future Projections

16th March, 2018 - 28th April, 2018

Moving Histories // Future Projections brings together some of Australia’s leading female contemporary artists working across screen based media. The artists turn the camera on themselves, re-stage historical events or reimagine alternative futures through speculative accounts of the past. Mikala Dwyer and Justene Williams, Amala Groom, Deborah Kelly, Kate Blackmore and Jacinta Tobin, Joan Ross, Soda_Jerk, Angelica... View more

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