Coast Road Art Trail - Tathra to Bermagui
Drive through unspoilt forests to our best galleries, sampling local fare and exploring secluded coastal vistas along the way.
Fringed by the coastal villages of Bermagui and Tathra, this 44 kilometre drive is an unforgettable art and food experience on the Sapphire Coast. The road itself curls through Mimosa Rocks National Park, across one-lane timber bridges, deserted beaches and serene lagoons.
Extend your trail to include the Bega Valley Regional Gallery, which hosts touring exhibitions of national significance along with it’s own exclusively curated artistic program. The gallery also boasts one of Australia’s richest and most loved portrait awards, the Shirley Hannan.
Sisters Poppy and Emma Benton have created a bustling coffee bar and contemporary gallery within the iconic Tathra Steamer Wharf precinct.
The gallery features the work of local creators across a range of mediums. Think textiles, jewellery, ceramics, paintings and more created by local contemporary artists. The cafe’s local produce is perfectly paired with elevated ocean views and the sounds of the ocean lapping at the piers below. An excellent place to watch whales in Spring.
Open from 8am to 4pm daily, closed Mondays outside of summer.
Open 7 days, this beachside boutique houses a unique collection of slow fashion and ethically made treats & giftware. Think collaborations, local themes and makers and unique pieces.
When you pass through Ivy Hill’s gates you know you are in for a visual treat, and warm hospitality. Surrounded by the landscaped gardens and the green hills of Wapengo Valley, this contemporary gallery features the works of artists from the Sapphire Coast and the wider region.
Ivy Hill’s season begins in October and closes in the middle of June with exhibitions changing each month (Open by appointment during the winter months).
Situated on the north side of Bermagui overlooking the Bermagui River, just off the main road in Wapengo Street.
Regular open hours: Wednesday to Saturday 10 – 1 + 2 – 5
Designed by Daryl Jackson, one of Australia’s best-known architects, Mimosa Wines & Drystone Restaurant reveals its treasures as you begin your approach through the vineyards. Riverstone and timbers ground the building while its soaring decks overlook the vineyard and Mimosa Rocks National Parks.
Sample wine at the cellar door, crafted from the Chambourcin, Verdelho, Tempranillo and the ultra premium Spanish white Albarino grapes, or dine on local, seasonal produce much of it organic. Owners Glenn and Gail Bustson have called Mimosa home for more than 30 years and are very welcoming hosts.
Four Winds, Barragga Bay
Best known for its biennial Easter music festival, Four Winds is about more than just exquisite music. The architecturally designed Windsong Pavillion (Clinton Murray) and Soundshell open air amphitheatre (Philip Cox) are set on 30 acres of open woodland, 9 kilometres south of Bermagui at Barragga Bay.
Explore the year round program of musical events, festivals & summer outdoor movies when planning your visit..
Visit the website for the calendar.
For more than 32 years Mike and Kim Collingham have been creating clay pieces for the home and garden at their Bermagui studio.
During a visit you may find them shaping tableware at the potter’s wheel, building stoneware pots for the garden or hosting an all ages workshop. Commission a custom piece, or ask about creating your own. The cafe serves coffee and cake.
Tucked within the architecturally designed Bermagui Fishermen’s Wharf (Philip Cox), Shop7 Art Space celebrates makers & creators living in and around Bermagui.
The gallery is curated with pottery, glassware, textiles, drawing, painting & photography with a calendar of special collections and events throughout the year. A wonderful stop to combine art with a working port and the harvest from sea and shore.