Why nature lovers might love a February escape to Tathra

This February when the flags are packed away on all other beaches, the Australian Life Guard Service will keep them flying high on Tathra Beach, thanks to donations from the local business community.

Why? Because February is perfect beach weather. The warm East Australia Current keeps water temperatures steady around the 22 degree mark, and northerly winds will drop away.

Sound good? We think so too!

The summer crowds are gone, and accommodation rates begin to slip back into off-peak. There is beachfront camping and luxury accommodation, and you’ll find modern and fully accessible stays close to beach.  Dogs are welcome too, with off leash areas and pet friendly stays and camping.

Here’s some other things you can do during a visit to Tathra.

Explore more beaches. Kianinny Bay and Mogareeka conveniently close to eateries, while beaches at Bournda and Mimosa Rocks national parks are not far away.

Try some of the best oysters in Australia. Tathra Oysters have earned the best accolades in the country for their dedication to the Sydney Rock Oyster, which is grown just up the road in Nelson Lake.

Ride on 50 kilometres of mountain bike trails. There are over 50 kilometres of uniquely crafted and well signposted single trails in the Bundadung Network, and a hub of helpful folk at Tathra Beach and Bike.

Paddle the Bega River or learn to surf. Hire all what you need at Tathra Beach & Bike which is right opposite the beach, or join the crew at Coastlife Adventures for a surf lesson or kayak on the Bega River.

Take a walk in the park. Challenge yourself on the 9km Kangarutha Trail or take it easier with the Tathra to Moon Bay Walk, it’s about 20 minutes each way.

Tathra Hotel. After being closed for tastefully done renovations for 18 long months, Tathra Hotel reopened at the start of summer and has a steady stream of musicians playing on Sunday afternoons. Grab a pint of craft beer, some fish & chips and settle in with gorgeous views over the bay.

On the Perch Bird Park. Where else can you grab a locally roasted coffee and wander through aviaries among birds from all over the world? At On the Perch you can discover for yourself how local efforts to conserve and rehabilitate threatened and endangered species are making a real difference.

Catch your own dinner. For the fishers, the boat ramp at Kianinny Bay offers some of the shortest travel times to the continental shelf, where marlin are already making an splash and the reef fishing is consistently outstanding. More on fishing here.

Tathra is well located too, it’s just 20 minutes to either Merimbula, Bermagui and not much further to other Sapphire Coast towns.

Lifeguards will be on patrol, seven days a week, from 9am to 5pm until February 25.




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