Be part of something big this Spring!
Watch whales, eat oysters, walk deserted beaches and explore pristine forests. We think you’ll agree, nature is big here.
Sapphire Coast was recently named Australia’s No. One for Whales by Australian Geographic.
The Sapphire Coast has a vibrant community of local artists producing extraordinary work, inspired by where we live. The Cobargo Creators Centre is the home of the Cobargo Creators, a not for profit group established to make Cobargo and surrounds a better place through creativity. Be sure to visit the Cobargo Creators Gallery set within this bustling village just north of Bega. The gallery is open 7 days, showcasing beautiful, handmade works of art, and sharing ideas, knowledge, skills and enthusiasm with it’s members and visitors. Other initiatives include a creative workshop programme, annual exhibition, annual 8xEight exhibition in August, regular Saturday marketplace and the much loved Light Up Cobargo annual festival in December.
Captain Sponge’s Magical Oyster Tours
A boat tour & oyster tastings – is there anything better?
Discover the secrets of beautiful Pambula Lake on a 2 hour cruise aboard Captain Sponge’s oversized oyster punt.
Sample the world renowned Pambula Lake Sydney Rock oyster as fresh as can be – straight from the waters of the lake. Get a crash course in oyster husbandry and inspect the native Angasi species of oyster which are also grown on the farm.
The estuary is also the site of ancient Aboriginal middens and home to white bellied sea eagles who nest in gum trees right above the farm.
Private group charters by appointment. Minimum 6 persons, max 23.
Kiah Wilderness Tours
Nature at your own pace….Kiah Wilderness Tours offers small group kayak tours on the beautiful Towamba River, just south of Eden. An estuary that wanders through stunning forests and green pastures, the river winds its way to Twofold Bay. It is pristine and quiet, with an impressive diversity of both bird and marine life. Each sit-on-top kayak is kitted with a pair of binoculars so you can check out the wildlife up close along the way.
Tours are tailored for a maximum of six people, crafted to suit your experience and abilities and designed to allow you time to enjoy the wilderness. You can request time out for a swim, photography shoot, or to cast a lure. Morning or afternoon tea in the form of plunger coffee and freshly baked goodies is served on one of the many sandy beaches on the river’s edge. No experience is necessary as the kayaks are designed for easy paddling. Guides are accredited through Australian Canoeing / Paddle NSW.
At Sapphire Spa they cater for both Men & Women, Young & Old, Pampering Packages & Therapeutic Treatments for Everybody, Monthly Maintenance Massage’s & Every Day Beauty Pampering.
Visit their website to find out more.
Wheelers Seafood Restaurant & Oyster Tours
Serving Wheeler’s own Merimbula Lake oysters, the farm to plate experience comes full circle within the architecture of reclaimed wharf timber, high ceilings and stunning coastal bush surrounds. Oyster Farm Tours are run before lunch Tuesday to Saturday, and on a sunny afternoon you can perch on a barstool in the al fresco Oyster Bar for a cocktail, some oysters and a view of the leases they came from. Oyster tours daily at 11am where you can journey through the history of the Wheeler’s family, get insider access to their state-of-the-art factory. Meet the farmers and taste prized Sydney Rock Oysters fresh from the pristine waters of Merimbula Lake – before they even hit the table.
Wild Rye’s Baking Co – Pambula
Visit famous Wild Rye’s Baking Co in Pambula and Cann River for a delicious range of artisan breads, pies, treats and locally roasted coffees. Breads are all hand made using traditional methods and the specialty sourdough range is made using Wild Rye’s 20 year old culture.
Head to the Roastery in Toalla Street Pambula to see chief Roaster Erin working on the next batch of Seasonal Espresso or Single Origin, and a range of quality coffee making products.
Roastery open Thursday to Sunday, 7am to 11am. Cann River bakery open 7 days, Pambula bakery open 6 days 6.30am to 4pm, closed Sunday.
Sprout Eden celebrates local growers & producers through its innovative shop and cafe and simple, nutritious daily menu.
Each morning you’ll see the growers bringing in their harvest for sale and for use in the cafe kitchen. There is a kitchen garden and courtyard, as well as seating inside and on Imlay Street. The owners care deeply for sustainable practice, as well as their customers, staff and suppliers.
Sprout Eden is open 7 days for breakfast, lunch and afternoon treats.
Merimbula Wharf, Aquarium & Restaurant
An iconic location to dine or enjoy coffee while discovering the secrets of our underwater world. The Merimbula Wharf Aquarium & Restaurant has spectacular 180 degree ocean views, warm service and a bright ambient atmosphere.
Open daily from 10am, the menu showcases local seafood and oysters with a selection of lighter meals and sweets. The aquarium and nearby rocky platforms offer a glimpse into our pristine ocean and it’s multitude of sea life – a great adventure for all the family.
il Passaggio – Bermagui
Il Passaggio at Bermagui creates modern Italian cuisine featuring the best locally caught, grown or harvested produce and with stunning views from the Bermagui Fishermen’s Wharf.
Seafood is a specialty, with organic Sydney Rock Oysters (Wapengo Rocks), Bermagui fish (Blue Eye, Kingfish, Strawberry Clams), seasonal fruit and veg and Rusty Fig Wines (Tempranillo and Savarino).
Special dietary needs catered for include vegetarian and gluten, dairy and nut free.
Child friendly, licensed.
Open: seasonal variations – at least 5 nights year round, lunch Friday – Sunday.
(02) 6493 5753
Experience dining influenced by nature and local produce at the choice of restaurants at Club Sapphire. With chefs passionate about creating delicious food to suit your lifestyle, FREE fully supervised child minding and an 11-passenger seat courtesy bus, Club Sapphire Merimbula is your destination for entertainment and dining!
Looking for a family friendly activity? The undercover state of the art bowling greens caters for families and larger groups. Club Sapphire is the perfect venue for Functions, Conferences and meetings, let their function co-ordinators make your event memorable and picture perfect.
The Pacific Bistro is open every day of the year for lunch and dinner except for Christmas day. Reservations are not necessary for the Bistro, just simply come on in! Enjoy Chefs 10 Bestsellers on Sunday and Monday nights. The top 10 bestselling meals for just $15 each, with $12 kids’ meals also available.
Rockpool Café. For casual contemporary alfresco dining at Club Sapphire Merimbula, a mouth-watering selection of cakes and gateaux and the best espresso coffee in town, why not visit the Rockpool Café? Indoor and alfresco dining all year round and full bar facilities with an excellent wine list – it’s a great place to meet friends and catch up. Rockpool Café full menu is available until 3pm every day and Sunday until 5pm. Rockpool Café dinner menu available from 6pm Friday and Saturday nights and more often during peak holiday times and public holidays. Visit site to download menus.
MOVE. THINK. FEEL BETTER with the Seaside Health Club. 24 Hour, Seven Days a week access and short-term holiday passes available. Train when it suits you.
Longstocking Brewery, Bar & Oyster Bar
From the moment you walk into Longstocking Brewery you’ll be instantly made welcome by hosts Joey, Peter and Simon. Tucked away in the beautiful surrounds of Oaklands in Pambula, this little brewery is big on brewing ales, lagers and ciders that have unique and distinctive flavours, retaining the integrity of traditional beer styles.
The atmosphere is relaxed, think lots of indoor greenery, plenty of seating and the deck often full of craft beer and oyster lovers enjoying a Sunday live music session. Friday and Saturday nights are a popular hotspot with locals for gourmet wood-fired pizza, cocktails and live entertainment. Visit their website or check them out on facebook or instagram @longstockingbrewery
Merimbula Extra & Collins Booksellers Merimbula
Everyone needs a good book on holiday, some time to discover their inner artist and definitely something to keep the kids occupied when you’re back from the beach. A trip to Merimbula Extra & Collins Booksellers provides ample opportunity to stock up on the latest releases, art supplies, local and interstate newspapers, magazines for those lazy afternoons on the sand plus the usual holiday essentials of games, maps and postcards. A wide range of homewares that echo the cool coastal vibe of our town are also on offer. The staff are super friendly and happy to impart their vast local knowledge and expertise.
Located right in the centre of town, they’ve got everything you need for your idyllic holiday on the Sapphire Coast and are open from 7.30 am everyday till 5.30pm on weekdays, 4pm on Saturdays and 3pm Sundays.
Meet the farmer when you buy direct from the boat, the Maree-Eva, Monday to Friday!
Our famous Eden Mussels are grown in the nutrient rich waters of Twofold Bay, a natural spawning ground, and have been farmed for more than two decades. As filter feeders, they require no additional feed.
Eden Mussels are frequent finalists in the Sydney Fish Market Seafood Awards and available from other local fishmongers and restaurants on the Sapphire Coast. Visit the website for recipes.
Light 2 Light Coastal Walks
Light 2 Light Coastal Walks will help you discover one of Australia’s most iconic multi-day walks in style and comfort.
The 3 day walk is classed as easy-to-moderate, with 3-6 hours casual walking in each day. There’s no rush, and plenty of time for rest and photo stops along the way. From rugged cliff tops, to open coastal heath and woodlands, the diverse terrain of Ben Boyd National Park is filled with wildlife and steeped in Indigenous culture and the reminders of early European settlement.
Tours include guided and unguided walks with national park camping or stays at Green Cape Light Station; and a transport service.
The Cream Patisserie
Iconic Bermagui cafe has a fresh new look and feel with new owners taking over from the 23rd September. All specialty cakes, slices, pastries and bread made in house as well as a range of seasonal breakfast and lunch options and exceptional coffee.