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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.

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Visit Tathra and Explore the Sapphire Coast

The Tathra region is bouncing back from the recent bushfire and remains a destination of choice for your next holiday and beyond. Explore Tathra’s pristine beaches and national parks, the historic wharf, surrounding estuaries, famous family fishing spots and much, much more.

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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Tathra: Open

The Tathra region is bouncing back from the recent bushfire and remains a destination of choice for your next holiday, and beyond. Explore Tathra’s pristine beaches and national parks, the historic wharf, surrounding estuaries, famous family fishing spots and much, much more.

What's On in Tathra

Aug 19

Four Winds: Windsong Series #3

Sunday 19th August, 2018

Former Artistic Director of the Four Winds Festival and virtuosic recorder player Genevieve Lacey is joined for this international collaboration by Lars Ulrik Mortensen(Harpsichord) and Jane Gower (Baroque Bassoon), exploring music from the Baroque period with works by Handel, Vivaldi and Telemann. This concert will feature a Willard Martin harpsichord... View more

Aug 19

Merimbula Seaside Market

Sunday 19th August, 2018

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

Aug 18

Balnhdhurr – A Lasting Impression

24th June, 2018 - 8th September, 2018

In a remote corner of Arnhem Land sits Yirrkala Print Space, where, for over twenty years, the ancient craft of printmaking has not only survived, but prospered. With works from 50 artists, this exhibition includes historically significant prints. The Berndt Etchings series talks about the Berndt Crayon Drawings of Yirrkala, produced... View more

Sep 22

Giiyong Festival

Saturday 22nd September, 2018

Giiyong Story On Saturday 22 September 2018 the Giiyong Festival will take place at Jigamy, just north of Eden. It will be the South East NSW’s first multi-art form festival celebrating traditional and contemporary Aboriginal culture through dance, art, music, film, theatre, food, sport, workshops and cultural tours. Some of the most... View more

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