The Sapphire Coast
South Coast / NSW
The Sapphire Coast is a tourism region halfway between Melbourne and Sydney. It stretches from Bermagui to the north in New South Wales to the Victorian border in the south. By car, it is only a 3 hour drive from Canberra via Cooma or a 6-7 hour drive from either Melbourne or Sydney.
The Sapphire Coast is known for its clean beaches and clear water. It is also known for it's great quality of life and is very popular with retirees and seachangers. Discover the hinterland and country delights of artisan trails, food and wine or rolling green valleys and country delights.
All year round you can visit our national parks and explore the coastal lagoons. Learn about the local Aboriginal history and culture, and our early pioneers.
You can travel around and explore the many towns and villages, each with its own charm and character. Such as: Bega, Bemboka, Bermagui, Brogo, Candelo, Cobargo, Eden, Merimbula, Pambula, Tathra and Wonboyn.
How to get around....
The NSW TrainLink, V/Line and Premier Motor Service provide regular coach services from Sydney, Melbourne and Canberra. There are numerous car rental companies so you can explore by car the wonders of the Sapphire Coast along the Princes Highway, Sapphire Coast Drive and the Tathra-Bermagui Road.
27 Dec 2016