Things to See and Do

Near Tathra Beach, New South Wales, Australia

Tathra village is the quiet alternative to Merimbula. Tathra is surrounded by National parks, pristine waterways and the beautiful Bega Valley dairy farming region. No traffic lights, no metered parking just leave your car at BIG4 Tathra Beach Holiday Park and stroll to everything in town, cafes, bowling, golfing, restaurants and galleries are a walk away. The surf beach is across the road and Mogareeka…

Tathra village is the quiet alternative to Merimbula. Tathra is surrounded by National parks, pristine waterways and the beautiful Bega Valley dairy farming region. No traffic lights, no metered parking just leave your car at BIG4 Tathra Beach Holiday Park and stroll to everything in town, cafes, bowling, golfing, restaurants and galleries are a walk away. The surf beach is across the road and Mogareeka and Kianinny are not much further. Oyster farms choose to grow their delicious oysters in the local area. Tathra has the last Historic Steam Wharf left on the east coast of Australia, so look out fish the fisherman are out to get you. Local wineries produce a lovely drop. Whale are seen nearly everyday in October and the months either side. Come and enjoy time with your family or just yourself. Put your feet in the sand and breath the salt air!!

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Local Highlights

Tathra Beach Village
Tathra village is centrally located within the Sapphire Coast. Surrounded by Bournda & Mimosa National Parks which team with wildlife & pristine beaches including Tathra Surf Beach, which is seasonally patrolled. Tathra offers golf, bowls, tennis, galleries, cafes, restaurants and the famous historic Tathra Wharf for excellent fishing. Surfing, snorkelling,whale watching, kayaking, coastal & bush walking, mountain biking are local activities along with visiting Bega Cheese & country markets.

Bournda & Mimosa Rocks National Parks
Tathra village is surrounded by both Bournda & Mimosa Rocks National Parks which nestle secluded, pristine beaches and are teaming with wildlife. Bournda National Park is 10 minutes south of Tathra and Mimosa Rocks National Park is five minutes north. Fantastic coastal & bush walking tracks.

Tathra Historical Steam Wharf
The Tathra Wharf Locavore operates from the only remaining coastal steamer wharf in NSW. The wharf, in use between 1862 and 1952, was restored by the National Trust, Department of Planning and local residents. It is also a favourite fishing spot for tourists and locals as it features deep water and spectacular scenery. Great for whale watching too. Diving in the area is also popular. A small museum on coastal shipping is housed in the warehouse.

Bega Cheese
Bega Cheese is in the country town of Bega. Only a short 15 minutes inland from Tathra. Visit the heritage centre, taste the cheese and learn the history of cheese making in the Bega Valley.

The Coast Road - Arts & Crafts Trail
Craft Trail from Tathra goes through Tanja up the coast road to Bermagui and on to Tilba Tilba. Visit numerous galleries, cafes and wineries. Travel back down the Princess Highway and visit Cobargo, Brogo, and Bega where you will discover more cafes, crafts, wineries and the famous Bega Cheese factory and historical centre. Remember Bega is famous for “Bega”. Surrounding areas like Bournda also house galleries and cafes.

Mountain Bike
Tathra has become famous for its world standard mountain bike tracks which have been established by keen enthusiasts. There are extensive tracks around Tathra suitable for beginners, intermediate or advanced riders. The Tathra Enduro is held every April and is enjoyed by hundreds.

Perhaps the best known of the of the seaside towns on the Sapphire Coast, Merimbula attracts thousands of holidaymakers each year. People are drawn to the magnificent lake and mountain scenery, which is set off by the white beaches that are nestled between the azure and turquoise blue lakes and unspoilt natural bushland.

Eden Whale Museum
Eden Killer Whale Museum was established in 1931 and is one of the oldest museums in NSW. It houses an extensive array of whaling and maritime artefacts, as well as documents and displays the whaling, maritime and local history of Eden and surrounding areas. The museum also houses the full skeleton of “Old Tom” the famous Killer Whale, or Orca, and the only full skeletal exhibit of a Killer Whale in the southern hemisphere. The museum is located at 184 Imlay Street, Eden and further information can be obtained by ringing ph: (02) 6496 2094.

Sapphire Coast Marine Discovery Centre
Promotes the understanding of ocean and coasts by offering learning and knowledge experiences. Awesome Holiday Activity Programs. Located at Snug Cove, Eden, NSW

Magic Mountain
Entertain the family for a whole day. Magic Mountain Fun Park has waterslides, toboggan fun, grand prix cars, carpet slides, roller coaster, and lots more.

Bega Pioneers' Museum
The World of Yesteryear. Museum Hours Monday, Wednesday & Friday 10am to 4pm. Saturday 10am - 2pm. Phone02 6492 1453.

Coastlife Adventures
A local business that offers Learn to Surf, Stand-up Paddling or Kayak Tours.

Tathra Beach Country Club
A beautiful 9 hole golf course backing onto the pristine Bega River. Kangaroos roam free and are one of the obstacles to avoid. The Country Club also has four Tennis courts for either the serious or hit and giggle players. All within an easy one kilometre walk from BIG4 Tathra Beach Holiday Park.

Mumbulla Creek Water Falls
Located in Biamanga National Park about 40 minutes north of Tathra. Mumbulla Creek is famous for its natural waterslide. You can take the family there and enjoy a bush picnic or BBQ, explore other nature based activities such as bushwalking or photography.

Tathra Beach Bowling Club
The Premier Bowling Club on the Far South Coast. Featuring 3 Beautiful Grass Greens and Surrounds with plenty to entertain within the Club too including full Bar, Tab and Keno facilities, WiFi, modern Gaming Room and Bistro J.J’s By The Green. Regular activities are held at the Club such as Raffles, Bingo, Cash Poker, Trivia, Dart Boards and of course Bowls! Courtesy Bus Runs 7 days a week from 5pm. To book, contact the Club on 64941280

Local Events

Tathra Beach Wharf 2 Waves Ocean Swim
from 20 January, 2018 to 21 January, 2018
Held over a weekend in January. A community sponsored event. On Sunday the Entrants swim from the Historic Tathra Wharf across the bay finishing at the Tathra Surf Club. On Saturday the event also incorporates a Beach Fun Run and a Bega to Beach Bike Ride completion. BIG4 Tathra Beach Holiday Park is a proud major sponsor of this event since its inception in 2001.

Tathra Enduro Mountain Bike Ride
from 10 June, 2017 to 11 June, 2017
The Tathra MTB Enduro will feature five events across the weekend; Saturday will have a Have-A-Go 10km and 20km rides, but still retain the Bundadung Tuff 20km. Sunday offers two 50km options - the exclusive Poo Ponds 50km and the Goats Knob Fire Road 50km, and the legendary King Nelba 100km. The event is held over the June Long weekend. So bring the family and enjoy. BIG4 Tathra Beach Holiday Park is Proud to be one of the Major Sponsors.

Winter Breeze Golf Tournament
from 21 July, 2017 to 24 July, 2017
Held in July, over a weekend, this golf tournament is open to anyone who wants to enjoy the winter sunshine in Tathra.

Seabreeze Golf Tournament
from 11 January, 2018 to 14 January, 2018
A golf tournament proudly sponsored by BIG4 Tathra Beach Holiday Park. The tournament is held every January and plays over four days on the beautiful Tathra Beach Country Club Course.

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