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Sapphire Coast Week of Golf

Saturday 19th October, 2019 - Sunday 27th October, 2019

The Week of Golf in October has been held for more than 35 years and is now an iconic amateur golfing event in Australia.

Held annually in the third week of October, the Week of Golf is widely regarded as one of the best tournaments for golfers. Visitors come from every state of Australia and several from overseas countries.

The event should be on every golfer’s calendar, with approximately 800 golfers playing a variety of competitions in a tremendously friendly, carnival atmosphere. The festivities include a 9 day tournament for both men and women, featuring the Men’s Annual Open Tournament played over 36 holes on the last weekend.

 

 

 

 

 

Whale Watching Season

Sunday 1st September, 2019 - Saturday 30th November, 2019

Humpback whale breaching

The Humpback Highway.

The Sapphire Coast has been named Australia’s premier whale watching destination by Australian Geographic and spring is the best time to see these majestic creatures as they nurse and rest on their annual migration to Antarctica, often with their calves in tow.  If you haven’t ticked whale watching off your bucket list, why not make this year the one you do.  Book a whale watching boat tour or get out amongst the unspoilt wilderness and visit the shore based whale watching hot spots along our spectacular coastline.  For all you need to know about whale adventures on the Sapphire Coast click here.

Nethercote Spring Produce Market – Oct 2019

Saturday 26th October, 2019

Known for its laid-back friendly country atmosphere and fresh local produce, the spring produce market at Nethercote Hall on Saturday 26 October will be one of the year’s highlights in the Bega Valley.

In season for spring will be avocados, hazelnuts, herbs, lettuce, lemons, mandarins, onions, oranges, parsley, potatoes, rhubarb, rocket, silverbeet, snow peas and spring onions. There will be loads of eggs, cheese, honey, jams and pickles, fresh pastries, wine and delicious cakes and pies, grass fed beef and lamb, sauces, chilli products, oysters, smoked seafood and bread, all produced on Nethercote’s doorstep.  Noel and Trish Butler will also be giving a talk on bush foods with samples at 10.30am.

Doors open at 8 am for the early birds looking for the top produce, and close at 12 noon just after the raffle draw.

More details can be found at www.nethercoteproducemarket.com or find them on Facebook.

This wonderful market is held just four times a year, on the fourth Saturday of every January, April, July and October from 8am  to noon – make sure you don’t miss out on this one!

Bega District News Network Race Day

Thursday 31st October, 2019

Gather your workmates & colleagues for a networking day at the races! Sapphire Coast Turf Club will have free buses running to and from the track, with pick ups in Eden, Pambula, Merimbula, Tura Beach, Tathra and Bega. Times and locations of bus pick ups are on the website sapphirecoastturfclub.com.au

Whale Watching Season

Sunday 1st September, 2019 - Saturday 30th November, 2019

Humpback whale breaching

The Humpback Highway.

The Sapphire Coast has been named Australia’s premier whale watching destination by Australian Geographic and spring is the best time to see these majestic creatures as they nurse and rest on their annual migration to Antarctica, often with their calves in tow.  If you haven’t ticked whale watching off your bucket list, why not make this year the one you do.  Book a whale watching boat tour or get out amongst the unspoilt wilderness and visit the shore based whale watching hot spots along our spectacular coastline.  For all you need to know about whale adventures on the Sapphire Coast click here.

Eden Whale Festival

Friday 1st November, 2019 - Sunday 3rd November, 2019

Whale tails in Merimbula on the Sapphire Coast

Whales play on the Sapphire Coast.

It’s an oceanic migration like no other, and Eden has been an important part of it for centuries.

Celebrate the Humpback Highway with sightings from sea and shore, performances, exhibitions and music, and feast on local produce while whales play in Twofold Bay.

Held in and around the port, the festival embraces our maritime and bush heritage and celebrates with a huge party and fireworks on the Saturday night.

It’s the most unique whale watching experience the nation has to offer, and one that Australian Geographic ranked number one for whale watching destinations in Australia in 2014.

The whales can be seen in large numbers in the town’s stunning Twofold Bay, whether you are in a boat or on shore with a picnic of local produce.

 

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Festival, Marine Science & Education

Where:

Eden Wharf, 2551

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Melbourne Cup Raceday – Sapphire Coast Turf Club

Tuesday 5th November, 2019

Why would you be anywhere else on the Sapphire Coast this Melbourne Cup Day!

Gates open at 11am. Free buses to and from the track, see website for details www.sapphirecoastturfclub.com.au

Let’s go racing…

Sapphire Coast Turf Club is a located on a picturesque 300 acre site on Sapphire Coast Drive at Kalaru, between Merimbula and Bega and Tathra.  The Melbourne Cup Race Day is one of ten race meetings held during the season, with jockeys and trainers coming from all over south eastern NSW and East Gippsland to compete.

Facilities include a Function Centre which is perfect for weddings as well as race day functions. The course offers visitors and members a variety of services including TAB, local and interstate bookmakers, food and beverage services, free buses to and from the course from major local centres, picnic and family friendly areas.

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The Merimbula Classic

Thursday 21st November, 2019 - Sunday 24th November, 2019

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The Merimbula Classic is a SUP-Kite-Windsurf event like no other.   Its a 4 day celebration of wave sailing, SUP surfing and kite surfing in the wind and waves of The Sapphire Coast.  There’s no heats, no judging tent and certainly no coloured rashies. Just a long weekend of paddling, hanging out and having a good time.

Watch current and past world and Australian champions mix it with the locals on the beach and check out all the latest gear at Ford Oval, which lies just behind the dunes.

This year’s event will be the 39th, making it the longest event of its kind in the world.  Check out all the details by visiting the Merimbula Sailboard Club’s website here

 

 

 

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Where:

Ford Oval, Merimbula.

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Band Together Music Festival – Nov 30th 2019

Saturday 30th November, 2019

On November 30th the Bega Valley community will gather in Wolumla for Band Together 2019, a festival of music, food, family and community and a follow up to the inaugral concert that supported  families affected by the 2018 bushfire in Tathra and surrounds.

The 2019 line up will feature 20 artists across three stages including Mark Seymour and the Undertow, Bachelor Girl, Killing Heidi, Mental As Anything, Jack Biilmann, Melanie Horsnell, The Figmentz, Matt Glass and the Loose Cannons, as well as Arc Supergroup which features members of Powderfinger, Spiderbait, You Am I and Jet.

To purchase tickets or to find out more about the event click here.

To book accommodation and stay a few days on the Sapphire Coast click here 

Australian Bowls Championships 2019

Monday 2nd December, 2019 - Thursday 5th December, 2019

The Australian Championships, one of the country’s premier bowling events, will again be held at Club Sapphire, Merimbula this December.  The tournament will run over four days, from December 2nd to 5th and will showcase some fabulous bowls action at this world class venue.

Why not stay on in town for a few days after the event and explore the bowling on offer, here on the Sapphire Coast.   From companionable beachside greens at Tathra to world class covered rinks at Merimbula, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.  For a list of our clubs, click here.

Sapphire Coast Restaurants Race Day

Tuesday 3rd December, 2019

Grab your mates for a fantastic day of racing at the Sapphire Coast Turf Club. Free buses to and from the track, free entry for under 18’s, and loads of quality racing.

For bus times and pick up locations, please see our website www.sapphirecoastturfclub.com.au

Prada’s Priscillas – an all-male revue

Saturday 7th December, 2019

Flanked by gorgeous men, Australia’s six-foot something songstress Prada Clutch & her ‘girls’, take you on a journey from where it all began with Les Girls in the 60’s, across the Aussie outback with Priscilla Queen of the Desert in the 90’s, & into today with a celebration of today’s music icons.

The ninety-minute all-male revue features some of Priscilla Queen of the Desert’s greatest hits including I Love the Night Life, Go West, Shake Your Groove Thing, Finally & I Will Survive. Plus a few surprise hits from some of today’s music icons & divas that have inspired drag performances around the world!

Click here to book your tickets !!

Pambula Village Late Night Xmas Shopping

Thursday 19th December, 2019

Come and join in the community fun at Pambula Village late night Christmas shopping on Thursday 19th December 2019

Brought to you by Pambula Rotary, Pambula Bendigo Bank and Pambula Business Chamber, village festivities will include:-

  • All your favourite shops open till late
  • Special deals and prizes
  • Lots of great family food
  • Street buskers galore
  • And most importantly a visit from the big man…Santa will arrive in his vintage fire truck at 6pm

Pambula – good things come in small villages.

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Where:

Pambula 2549

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George Bass Marathon

Sunday 29th December, 2019 - Saturday 4th January, 2020

George BassThis is the longest, toughest surfboat race in the world!

Teams and single ski paddlers undergo a gruelling seven days on the open ocean, covering 190km’s of the coastline between Batemans Bay & Eden and contending with variable and wild surf conditions to launch and land their boats. They are elite athletes, skilled lifeguards and adventurers at heart.

The very first Bass was run in 1975 and was the brainchild of Bega Newspaper editor Curly Annabel who wanted to trace the journey of early explorer Surgeon Commander George Bass in 1797.

Surgeon Commander Bass with a crew of 6-navel oarsman rowed a longboat not unlike surf’s original double-ended clinker from Port Phillip down the NSW coast and around the southern end on Victoria mapping the coastline as they went. Annabel was at first thought mad and received no support, until then NSW State Secretary and Cronulla boat sweep, the legendary Nick Dixon, took up the cause and the rest, as they say, is history.

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George Bass Marathon

Sunday 29th December, 2019 - Saturday 4th January, 2020

George BassThis is the longest, toughest surfboat race in the world!

Teams and single ski paddlers undergo a gruelling seven days on the open ocean, covering 190km’s of the coastline between Batemans Bay & Eden and contending with variable and wild surf conditions to launch and land their boats. They are elite athletes, skilled lifeguards and adventurers at heart.

The very first Bass was run in 1975 and was the brainchild of Bega Newspaper editor Curly Annabel who wanted to trace the journey of early explorer Surgeon Commander George Bass in 1797.

Surgeon Commander Bass with a crew of 6-navel oarsman rowed a longboat not unlike surf’s original double-ended clinker from Port Phillip down the NSW coast and around the southern end on Victoria mapping the coastline as they went. Annabel was at first thought mad and received no support, until then NSW State Secretary and Cronulla boat sweep, the legendary Nick Dixon, took up the cause and the rest, as they say, is history.

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Tathra Cup Race Day

Thursday 2nd January, 2020

Sapphire Coast Turf Club is located on a picturesque 300 acre site on Sapphire Coast Drive at Kalaru, between Merimbula and Bega and Tathra. It is one of the newest and most modern country racecourses in NSW with great spectator facilities. Patrons can enjoy an unobstructed view of the racing action from most parts of the course including the Members Reserve and Function Centre and from the large, banked lawn areas.

Ten race meetings are held during the season with jockeys and trainers coming from all over south eastern NSW and East Gippsland to compete.

Facilities include a Function Centre which is perfect for weddings as well as race day functions. The course offers visitors and members a variety of services including TAB, local and interstate bookmakers, food and beverage services, free buses to and from the course from major local centres, picnic and family friendly areas.

 

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Tathra Wharf to Waves

Saturday 18th January, 2020 - Sunday 19th January, 2020

Getting ready for swim

Each year over 400 people jump into the crystal blue waters from the historic Tathra Wharf and swim to the beach to celebrate Wharf to Waves.

The swim claims centre stage of a weekend of fun and fitness in Tathra, which includes a 2km Beach Fun Run and a Bega to the Beach 30km Mountain Bike Ride.

The weekend culminates with volunteers, competitors, sponsors and friends sitting back on the deck while taking in the stunning vista of Tathra Beach.

There will be lots of rides and games to keep the children amused too!

Type:

Sport

Where:

Tathra Wharf, Tathra NSW

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Blue Water Classic

Saturday 25th January, 2020 - Monday 27th January, 2020

Marlin catch_157aHead to the NSW Sapphire Coast for the annual Bermagui Blue Water Classic game fishing tournament over the long weekend in January. A NSW Game Fishing Sanctioned Tournament, competitors who sign up for the tournament will also be chasing other fish such as shark, kingfish and tuna, in the waters north or south of Bermagui.

With a number of tournament trophies and prizes on offer, there really is something for everyone. The prize list is extensive with various categories in the tag and release sections as well as the capture. Prize categories include marlin, other game fish such as yellow fin tuna and shark, junior and lady angler categories, most meritorious, as well as a small fry section and a lucky angler prize.

Type:

Sport

Where:

Bermagui Harbour, Bermagui NSW

Phone:

02 6493 5051

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Bega Cup Race Carnival Weekend

Saturday 1st February, 2020 - Sunday 2nd February, 2020

Bega Cup Weekend is a full weekend of racing action at Sapphire Coast Turf Club with free buses to and from the track each day.

Quality horses and trainers from the local area and interstate will feature and don’t miss our biggest Fashions on the Field competition of the year with spectacular prizes. For the kid’s we will have free entertainment all weekend long.

Take advantage of the free buses and view the racing action from the large, banked lawn, members reserve or function centre. There’s also refreshments, TAB, local or interstate bookies.

 

 

South Coast Caravan & Lifestyle Expo

Saturday 1st February, 2020 - Sunday 2nd February, 2020

The inaugural Sapphire Coast Caravan, Lifestyle and Leisure Expo is a chance to see EVERYTHING that the Sapphire Coast has to offer in the one EXPO.  Located at the Sapphire Coast Turf Club it’s shaping up to be an unmissable event.

 

Pambula Cup Race Day

Saturday 15th February, 2020

Sapphire Coast Turf Club is located on a picturesque 300 acre site on Sapphire Coast Drive at Kalaru, between Merimbula and Bega and Tathra. It is one of the newest and most modern country racecourses in NSW with great spectator facilities. Patrons can enjoy an unobstructed view of the racing action from most parts of the course including the Members Reserve and Function Centre and from the large, banked lawn areas.

The Pambula Cup Race Day is one of ten race meetings held during the season, with jockeys and trainers coming from all over south eastern NSW and East Gippsland to compete.

Facilities include a Function Centre which is perfect for weddings as well as race day functions. The course offers visitors and members a variety of services including TAB, local and interstate bookmakers, food and beverage services, free buses to and from the course from major local centres, picnic and family friendly areas.

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Cobargo Folk Festival

Friday 28th February, 2020 - Sunday 1st March, 2020

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Image by Ben Marden.

2020 will see in the 25th annual Cobargo Folk Festival.

This three day event is widely described as the best little folk festival in the country. Over 200 performers and thousands of fans from all over Australia converge on the picturesque village of Cobargo to celebrate and share a love of music & performance.

Camping and amenities are provided for ticket holders and kids are well catered for with a range of musical activities, stories and craft.

 

 

 

 

Type:

Festival

Where:

Cobargo Showgrounds, Cobargo Bermagui Road, Cobargo NSW

Phone:

02 6493 6758

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Merimbula Cup Race Day

Monday 2nd March, 2020

Sapphire Coast Turf Club3Enjoy Merimbula Cup Day at Sapphire Coast Turf Club, set on a picturesque 300 acre site on Sapphire Coast Drive at Kalaru, between Merimbula and Bega and Tathra.

Take advantage of the free buses and view the racing action from the large, banked lawn, members reserve or function centre. There’s also refreshments, TAB, local and interstate bookies.

Ten race meetings are held during the season with jockeys and trainers coming from all over south eastern NSW and East Gippsland to compete.

Please see the website for bus timetables.

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Bemboka Show

Sunday 8th March, 2020

Bemboka ShowThe Bemboka Show is held every year at the Bemboka Showgrounds on the second Sunday in March.
Exhibiting in the historic main pavilion will be local fruit and vegetables, farm produce, country cooking, flower arrangements, plus a range of the arts and crafts including photography and quilting. In front of the main pavilion you’ll find the cheese pavilion and a range of other stalls promoting and selling local foods and crafts, plus plants and herbs. Get helpful information and tips from community groups and visiting experts on growing local produce and managing your property, no matter how small.

Cattle and poultry exhibits are also a feature of the Bemboka Show and in the main arena a broad range of show jumping and other equestrian events can be seen.

There is always plenty of entertainment, competitions such as wood chopping and dog jumping, old cars and historic farm machinery displays, plus a range of children’s games and activities.

Come along and join in the friendly atmosphere, enjoy good food and much more that all together makes a great country show in a great setting.

Type:

Exhibition, Festival

Where:

Sams Corner Rd Bemboka NSW

Phone:

02 6493 0593

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EAT Merimbula

Sunday 8th March, 2020

In the hands of Matt Crossley of Wild Rye’s Baking Co, Pambula’s famous Rock Oysters become the hero ingredient in a tasty new pie featured at Eat Merimbula 2018

March 8, 2020

10am – 2pm Fishpen

EAT Merimbula is a premium foodie providore event held on the foreshore of Fishpen Merimbula, overlooking pristine waters and working oyster leases.

The event features local chefs and restaurateurs gathering in a market style setting to create bespoke dishes featuring local produce. The dishes are presented in entrée sizes and prices capped at $8 per dish.

In 2019, local offerings included tempters like steamed pork bao buns, slow cooked brisket, craft beer & local wine, oyster harvested only metres away, Eden Mussel pies, 12 hr fermented artisan donuts and much much more…

The event will enter it’s eighth year in 2020, with growing demand from visitors seeing more and more vendors participating each year. A road closure will be in place this year providing a refreshed layout and more elbow-room for guests.

The event is free to enter.

Read all about the 2019 event here 

Follow us on Facebook and watch our videos here. #eatmerimbula

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Where:

Fishpen, Merimbula NSW

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Tradie’s Race Day

Friday 27th March, 2020

Sapphire Coast Turf Club 2Sapphire Coast Turf Club is set on a picturesque 300 acre site on Sapphire Coast Drive at Kalaru, between Merimbula and Bega and Tathra.

Take advantage of the free buses and view the racing action from the large, banked lawn, members reserve or function centre. There’s also refreshments, TAB, local and interstate bookies.

Ten race meetings are held during the season with jockeys and trainers coming from all over south eastern NSW and East Gippsland to compete.

Please see the website for bus timetables.

Cobargo Folk Festival

Friday 28th February, 2020 - Sunday 1st March, 2020

Image by Ben Marden.

Image by Ben Marden.

2020 will see in the 25th annual Cobargo Folk Festival.

This three day event is widely described as the best little folk festival in the country. Over 200 performers and thousands of fans from all over Australia converge on the picturesque village of Cobargo to celebrate and share a love of music & performance.

Camping and amenities are provided for ticket holders and kids are well catered for with a range of musical activities, stories and craft.

 

 

 

 

Type:

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Where:

Cobargo Showgrounds, Cobargo Bermagui Road, Cobargo NSW

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02 6493 6758

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Sapphire Coast Turf Club – Clubs Race Day

Sunday 3rd May, 2020

 

Its Clubs Race Day at Sapphire Coast Turf Club!

Time to get together, have a great time with mates and have a wonderful day the races…

 

 

Free jumping castle for the kids, free entry for those under 18 and free buses to and from the track – see our website for times and locations of pickups.

www.sapphirecoastturfclub.com.au

#LetsGoRacing

Proudly sponsored by Merimbula RSL, Tathra Beach Bowling Club, Tathra Beach Country Club, Bermagui Country Club, Club Sapphire and Club Bega

Where:

Sapphire Coast Drive, Kalaru 2550

Phone:

02 6494 5555

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Sapphire Coast Turf Club – Jazz Festival Race Day

Sunday 7th June, 2020

Jazz Festival Race Day is on at Sapphire Coast Turf Club on Sunday 7th June 2020.

Bring your mates, grab the free buses to and from the track for a fabulous day out! There will be entertainment, free jumping castle for the kids and Fashions on the Field with Great Prizes!

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Sport

Where:

Sapphire Coast Drive, Kalaru 2550

Phone:

02 6494 1899

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Giiyong Festival

Saturday 19th September, 2020

Giiyong Story

On Saturday 19 September 2020 the Giiyong Festival will take place at Jigamy, just north of Eden. This multi-art form festival celebrates traditional and contemporary Aboriginal culture through dance, art, music, film, theatre, food, sport, workshops and cultural tours and will be the second time an event of its type has been held in south east NSW.

Some of the most exciting Aboriginal performers in Australia will take the stage at Giiyong Festival so stay tuned as the festival develops. 

Giiyong means ‘come to welcome’ in Dhurga, the language local to the Eden and Bega area.