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Beautifully Uncivilised

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. It’s easy to immerse yourself in nature-based adventures and if you need a hand there’s plenty of locals to guide you along the way.

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.

However you want to play, you will take from the Sapphire Coast a rare gift: a lighter heart, a clearer mind, a refreshed spirit, and a calmer soul.

First timers: Here's 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...

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Must See and Do

Short escapes this long weekend

If you are bound for the Sapphire Coast this June long weekend you might come across a few unusual sights. A Japanese drumming concert in a natural amphitheatre, a huge beanie on a light house, one of the nation’s best mountain bike events or a jazz festival that consumes a whole seaside town. Away from these events our... view

Jam it! Wendy Goodison’s answer to a citrus surplus

Citrus is something many of us have growing in our backyards, and this year they have flourished with nice regular rain. One branch of the citrus family tree, kumquats, are ripening right now. While they can be frozen whole, they really shine when made into jam. One local cook that knows how to deal with... view

Captain Sponge’s Magical Oyster Tours

Late ’14 saw the emergence of some terrific new experiences for Sapphire Coast visitors. Captain Sponge’s Magical Oyster Tours was one of those to capture the attention of local industry far and wide after it opened in November 2014. We asked the Captain ‘Brett Weingarth’ what to expect in one of his magical oyster tours…... view

Latest Events

Jun 06

Merimbula Jazz Festival

6th June, 2015 - 8th June, 2015

The Merimbula Jazz Festival is an annual music festival held in Merimbula over the June Long Weekend every year. The 2015 Merimbula Jazz Festival will mark the festival’s 35th event, and is planned to be bigger and better than ever! The Merimbula Jazz Festival has been held every June long weekend... View more

Jun 06

The Tathra Enduro

6th June, 2015 - 7th June, 2015

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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