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Getting here and getting around

The Sapphire Coast is halfway between Melbourne and Sydney, on the far south coast of New South Wales. By car, it is only a 3 hour drive from Canberra via Cooma or a 6-7 hour drive from either Melbourne or Sydney.

Merimbula Airport offers flights to Sydney and Merimbula, with regular services by Regional Express and Qantas Link. The 2016.wallagalake.sunset3airport has excellent facilities including a cafe, parking, car rental and taxi services.

CountryLink, VLine and Premier Motor Service provide regular coach services from Sydney, Melbourne and Canberra, local bus services can get you around once you’re here, or there are numerous car rental companies to rent a car and explore the wonders of the Sapphire Coast.

Self drive and touring options abound with coastal drives along the Princes Highway, Sapphire Coast Drive and the Tathra-Bermagui Road or discover the hinterland and country delights of artisan trails, food and wine or rolling green valleys and country delights.


The temperate climate of the Sapphire Coast region is ideal for enjoying our nature and outdoors all year round. Spring and autumn are great times out be outdoors for adventures and the whales are passing by in late winter and spring, between June and November.

The average max. temperature sits around 24°C in summer while temperatures range between 16°C in summer and 7°C during winter.

Visitor Information Centres

Bega Visitor Information Centre – closed Summer 2021

Bega Cheese Heritage Centre

Lagoon Street, Bega NSW 2550

Phone: 02 6491 7645

Email: [email protected]

Opening hours 9am-5pm daily


Bermagui Visitor Information Centre

Bermagui Community Centre

Bunga Street, Bermagui NSW 2546

Phone: 02 6493 3054

Email: [email protected]

Opening hours: 10am-4pm daily


Cobargo Tourist Information Centre

Princes Highway, Cobargo NSW 2550

Phone: 02 6493 6110

Opening hours: 10am-4pm Mon-Fri; 10am-1.00pm Sat


Eden Gateway Visitor Information Centre

Cnr Princes Highway & Mitchell Street, Eden NSW 2551

Phone: 02 6496 1953

Email: [email protected]

Opening hours: 9am-5pm daily


Merimbula Visitor Information Centre

29 Market Street, Merimbula NSW 2548

Phone: 02 6495 1129

Freecall: 1800 150 457

Email: [email protected]

Opening hours: 9am-5pm Mon-Fri; 9am-4pm Sat; 10am-4pm Sun