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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

Apr 08

Sydney Youth Orchestra presents: Copland by the Sea

Sunday 8th April, 2018

Please join us for a wonderful afternoon of music with Sydney Youth Orchestra, conducted by Alexander Briger AO, performing Copland by the Sea on Sunday 8 April, at the Sound Shell between 2 and 3 pm. The Program:COPLAND Appalachian Spring SCHUBERT Octet in F Major D 803. Adagio. HAYDN Horn Concerto No. 2... View more

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

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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 09

Sculpture Bermagui

9th March, 2018 - 18th March, 2018

Simon Pankhurst – Out for a Stroll. Winner of the BVSC Aquisitional Prize. Stroll among outdoor sculptures on Dickinson Point headland and foreshore, join conversations with artists and public torchlight tours, against a backdrop of music, fire spectacles and Bermagui’s spectacular coastline. The indoor works are curated in the nearby Community Centre... View more

Mar 18

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

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