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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

Jan 06

Candelo Markets

Sunday 6th January, 2019

Take a drive out to Candelo Village for the monthly Candelo Market held on the 1st Sunday of every month from 8.30am to 12.30pm. It’s the largest market on the Sapphire Coast, with an abundance of stalls and a strong focus on locally produced goods and wares. Candelo is set on... View more

Jan 20

Merimbula Seaside Market

Sunday 20th January, 2019

A beautiful 20 minute drive south of Tathra, the Merimbula Seaside Market is held on a spacious, grassy oval at Fishpen on the third Sunday of every month. There are loads of stalls to choose from including local produce, plants, clothing and jewellery, craft and tasty food. The park is right next... 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

Feb 16

Bega Show

16th February, 2018 - 18th February, 2018

Our biggest show – held over 3 days! Entertainment is outstanding with Elijay’s Freestyle Bikje Stunt Show (daily), demolition derby (Sunday), fireworks (Friday) and so much more. Get filthy while you have fun in the Thornleigh & Mudd Monsters Obstacle Park! There are three sessions daily. In the show ring see our best beasts, hacks and... View more

Feb 23

Julian Meagher, Inlet Outlet

23rd February, 2018 - 10th March, 2018

In April 2017 Bega Valley Regional Gallery welcomed prominent Sydney artist Julian Meagher as inaugural artist in residence at a stunning location in Mimosa Rocks National Park, Myer House. As Julian worked towards producing a body of work, and his residency also offered the opportunity for visual artists to share the journey. Myer... View more

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