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Discover the ideal adventure landscape and reconnect with nature on the Sapphire Coast of New South Wales. All year round our national parks are natural playgrounds and the lagoons and seas are our wonder-filled aquarium.

Explore artisan galleries, taste the freshest of produce from the land and the sea, sample local wine, study Aboriginal history and culture, and the history of the pioneers. Or lose yourself in nature, in whatever way you choose.

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Itinerary: Shirley Hannan National Portraiture Award

The crisp winter months draw artists and art lovers alike to Sapphire Coast, to be inspired by nature and local galleries, forage for the season's harvest and rejuvenate the senses on...

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Delights in Bega for Festival of the Face

While Pokemon Go has captured the attention of lots of smart phone users, Bega’s Festival of the Face has its own offerings for those who like hunting using technology. ‘Talismans of Self’ is an exhibition that uses augmented reality, and your smart phone camera, to place 3D sculptures in the landscapes of the Sapphire Coast’s... view

Winter school holiday activities

Winter holidays on the Sapphire Coast are a blend of outdoor adventures, indoor craft time and sleep-ins (hopefully!) Short walks and barbecues Young minds and little legs will love the challenge of these short walks. Explore the rainforest at Goodenia near Pambula (1.2km with steps), or follow the wallaby trails along elevated cliff tops at Pinnacles... view

Itinerary: Shirley Hannan National Portraiture Award

The crisp winter months draw artists and art lovers alike to Sapphire Coast, to be inspired by nature and local galleries, forage for the season’s harvest and rejuvenate the senses on crisp, salt air. In June the Shirley Hannan National Portraiture Award opens at Bega Valley Regional Gallery. It’s one of Australia’s richest realistic portraiture awards,... view

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Jul 25

Shirley Hannan National Portrait Award

17th June, 2016 - 20th August, 2016

JACQUI GRANTFORD Ashley Dawson – Damer.Oil on canvas80 x 180cm The Shirley Hannan National Portrait Award is one of Australia’s most loved and richest realistic portrait prizes. In 2016, the biennial award has attracted  a stunning collection of works by both established and emerging artists from across Australia.  Judge Dr. Christopher Chapman, of the... View more

Aug 27

The Tathra Enduro

27th August, 2016 - 28th August, 2016

The Tathra Enduro is a mountain biking odyssey that pays homage to the early coastal pioneers and captures the best of beaches, the forests and the mountains. From Tathra Beach, Ford’s Farm and Thompson’s Estate to the Kangarutha Wilderness and Boulder Bay, the event offers a rare opportunity to race along... View more

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