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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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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

Winter on the Sapphire Coast

Winter on the Sapphire Coast is mild, with crisp days and star filled skies. Whales have already been sighted, a great indication of the season to come. It’s almost time for whale encounters that you’ll find nowhere else on earth. Book a charter for late winter or spring and be among whales within minutes of leaving port. Our unspoilt headlands offer elevated... view

Warm up with home cooked oyster dishes

If the thought of cooking fresh Sydney Rock Oysters seems blasphemous, hold that thought! These recipes come from the Rodley’s of Tathra Oysters who have been growing oysters on Nelson Lake in Mimosa Rocks National Park for over 25 years. It’s their favourite way of introducing friends and family to this delectable morsel if they are a bit wary... view

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Jun 30

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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