Tathra attractions include the iconic Bournda and Mimosa National Parks, both have facilities for camping, wet weather shelter a network of walking trails, lagoons, beach access and wildlife.
To the north, the Mimosa Rocks National Park attracts walkers, campers and birdwatchers. It is a heavily timbered park, and its rugged coastline has caves, cliffs, lagoons and beaches to be explored.
A beautiful, south-facing inlet with children’s playground and barbecue, amenities, boat ramp and beach access.
Mogareeka is the mouth of the Bega River, and has much to offer bird watchers, kayakers and anglers as well as young families and people who like calm waters to swim in.
Tathra Steamer Wharf
The red rocky shoreline was a tough place to build a wharf in the 1800s, but the district’s farmers desperately needed a place to export their wares.
Demand quickly outgrew the wharf and it was extended in 1912, including yards and watering troughs for stock. In 1914 it was the place for an emotional farewell for the district’s soldiers as they went off to the First World War. As with the Merimbula wharf, demand for shipping waned in the 1950s and the wharf slowly fell into disrepair.
The absence of commercial activity was soon replaced by locals and visitors who made good use of its ocean access and beauty and today the wharf has been restored, with a bustling local produce café and gallery housed in the former cargo sheds.
Parking can be a problem and a popular alternative is to continue past the Wharf Road turnoff and park on the Tathra Headland with its spectacular views. From there, walk down the road to the stairway directly above the wharf, but take care as it is eroded from very heavy seas in the 1950s.
Tathra Wharf Lookout
A grassy place to picnic and watch whales in the winter and spring.
Spectacular views north, over the historic steamer wharf.
On The Perch Aviaries, Gifts & Cafe
Walk among birds from around Australia and the world and enjoy local produce at On The Perch aviaries, gifts & cafe, just a few kilometres south of Tathra.
Meet the keeper at 11am or discover for yourself how local efforts to conserve and rehabilitate threatened and endangered species are making a real difference.
Take your time to explore walk-in aviaries, bring a small gift of blue for the bowerbird and visit the website or Facebook page to check the calendar of events.
Open 10am to 3pm (4pm in summer). Last entry is 30 minutes prior to close.
Kianinny Bay Lookout
An easily accessible, towering lookout with stunning views over Kianinny Bay and the coast.
Bundadung Mountain Biking Network
Steeped in Aboriginal history, the Bundadung Mountain Biking Network was built by Tathra Beach and Bike staff, volunteers from Bega Aboriginal Lands Council (BALC) and the Tathra community. The name Bundadung, is an Aboriginal word for wombat. One challenging track is named after the yeti-like Doolagharl said to still live here.
The Bundadung network is home to the annual Tathra Enduro (June), which has a cult following for families and serious competitors alike.
Be sure to visit Tathra Beach and Bike, to chat to the locals who built the track, grab maps, hire gear and find out more about the Enduro. See trail map here.
Address: 31 Andy Poole Drive
Phone: 02 6494 4357