Bermagui and Wallaga Lake have long been a fishermen's paradise, and now others are discovering this haven at the northern entrance to the Sapphire Coast.
Surrounded by secluded surf beaches, estuaries, wetlands and coastal lagoons, with Mount Dromedary in Guluga National Park watching over the scene, the secrets of Bermagui unfold. A mere 9km diversion off the highway will lead you to this tranquil haven.
Charter boats operate deepsea, dive and game fishing trips where black marlin and a chase of yellowfin tuna is a regular event. Zane Grey placed Bermagui on the global calender and established the birthplace of game fishing in the 1930s.
Bermagui has its own commercial fishing fleet to reap the bounty of the abundant seafood. The Co-op adjacent offers fresh fish and prawns daily, or your own boat can be launched, fish weighed and cleaned with the facilities on offer.
Wallaga Lake is home of Umbarra, the black duck - totem of the Yuin-Monaro people and therefore protected by them.
Wallaga Lake and its surrounds gives many opportunities for bushwalking and observing wildlife including Mt Dromedary (Gulaga), Mystery Bay and Mumbulla Mountain.
Black swans in all their presence gather their young, and so it is with the birds, more than 200 species have been identified in the National Park fronting the western side of the lake and the foothills of Mount Dromedary and beyond.
As the largest lake in southern NSW, there is swimming, fishing, sailing, boating, water skiing, and prawning in season. Boat hire and picnic and toilet facilities are available. The fishing is fabulous and the serenity of these natural surroundings offers a perfect place for a sail or swim with accommodation surrounding the waters edge.
The bushwalking is endless and the array of rainforest trees and plants await your discovery. Mount Dromedary in Guluga National Park is the dominant natural feature of the area and can be tackled by serious walkers who will enjoy rainforest species along the way. From the summit, spectacular views can be enjoyed along the coast and seaward to Montague Island.
Magnificent spotted gums, Angophoras and Burrawang palms abound with many opportunities for bushwalking or taking a break alongside the waterways. Choose from many picnic spots including Camel Rock, the Spotted Gum Forest Area, Michael Lerner Lookout, Cuttagee Lake and the Bermagui River Park.
Diving boat tours operate from Bermagui to view sponges and gorgonian fans. Shore divers are also rewarded with sightings of spectacular gorgonian life.
Bermagui Sporting Facilities
A magnificent 18 hole golf course, lawn bowling rinks and all weather tennis courts are available in Bermagui.
Bermagui's regular market is on the last Sunday of the month. It is home made, hand made and made for fun.
Bermagui's story of gold, unsolved mystery and intrigue is unique. The tour through the Montreal Goldfield site is a great experience not found anywhere else in Australia.
Admission is by guided tour only. For large Bus groups book ahead through the Bermagui Visitor Information Centre. Tours at 2pm daily $5 p/p duration 1 hour 15 minutes. Don't miss it!
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Bermagui Visitor Information Centre
Bermagui Community Centre
Bunga Street Bermagui NSW 2546
Telephone: 02 6493 3054 | Fax: 02 6493 3044
Freecall: 1800 645 808
Open: 7 days 10am to 4pm
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