Sapphire Coast

16 MERIMBULA - SAPPHIRECOAST - AUTUMN 2024 Catch a‘big screen’movie in Merimbula Family owned and operated for more than 20 years, The Picture Show Man Twin Cinema in Merimbula is the place to go for big-screen movies and the full 'candy bar, choctop and popcorn' experience. Managing Director, Jesse Tankard, said that catching a movie is a great idea for kids who need a break from the beach, and parents who need a break from the kids! "We believe there is nothing quite like going to the movies, where you get to sit in air-conditioned comfort and enjoy the big-screen experience," Jesse said. The cinema screens a wide range of genres, from animated kids' flicks, romantic tearjerkers, and rollicking comedies, to high-octane action movies and thought-provoking dramas. To find out what's showing while you're on the Sapphire Coast, just visit the cinema's website at Merimbula’s The Picture Show Man Twin Cinema. Find sand, sea and seclusion at Tura Beach To the north of Merimbula, along Sapphire Coast Drive, you'll discover Tura Beach. This lovely section of the Sapphire Coast has a residential area, a shopping centre with a large supermarket, a renowned golf course, and – best of all – some beautiful sandy beaches that tend to be relatively quiet, even during peak periods. The beautiful stretch of sand and sea at the 'main beach' of Tura Beach is easily accessible via a 100-metre path from the large car park off Surf Circle. It is popular for dog walking (it's an off-leash beach), beach fishing, strolling, swimming and relaxing. This entry point sees you almost in the middle of the beach, with Short Point at the southern end. Dolphin Cove and North Tura Beach Dolphin Cove and North Tura Beach offer stunning coastal scenery and access to Bournda National Park. North Tura Beach stretches from Dolphin Cove in the south, to Bournda Island in the north.The Dolphin Cove viewing platform provides spectacular views and – as the name suggests – the possibility of spotting a passing pod of dolphins. Access to Dolphin Cove is via stairs.The beach at Dolphin Cove is not patrolled, and there are no toilets or facilities, but it is magnificently secluded, breathtakingly beautiful, and well worth seeking out. Other scenic shorts walks in this area include the Sandy Creek Loop Track (see below), and a beach walk to Short Point or Bournda Island. Sandy Creek Loop Track The Sandy Creek Loop Track is a moderately challenging hiking trail that will keep you interested all the way round. The track, which is six-kilometres long and takes between two to three hours to complete (return), passes through various natural habitats, such as dry forests, she-oak thickets, pockets of rainforest, and an avenue of paperbarks that fringe the picturesque Bournda Lagoon. The loop takes in the coastline, Sandy Beach Creek and Bournda Lake so, if you like having a dip, it's a good idea to pack bathers and a towel. There are lots of bird-watching opportunities, including the chance to see (and hear) raucous glossy-black and yellow-tailed black cockatoos. Graceful sea eagles can often be seen hunting along the coastline. You might also spot some of the local wildlife, which includes swamp wallabies, kangaroos and water dragon Tura Headland The vibrant red rock of Tura Headland is particularly spectacular, with Tura Beach to the south, and Dolphin Cove and North Tura Beach to the north. You can access the headland and walking tracks from the car-park just off Headland Drive. The main Headland walking track follows a scenic 1.8-kilometre return trail through a magical Melaleuca archway – and along the clifftops – leading to three elevated viewing platforms and a final rocky lookout point. The lookout offers epic panoramic views all the way to Short Point to the south, and Bournda Island to the north.Tura Headland is home to a number of threatened species including long-nosed potoroos and eastern pygmy possums. The vibrant red Devonian rock of Tura Headland is a significant geological feature of the Sapphire Coast. The rock is approximately 350 million years old and marks a significant evolution in life. It is representative of the world's first forests, which caused a leap in oxygen levels, producing rust-coloured iron oxide that stained the sediments of ancient riverbeds. Tura Headland is also regarded as a great spot for rock fishing, and there are also some wonderful rock pools to explore. Dolphin Cove and North Tura Beach, Merimbula. Photo: Visit NSW Clockwise from above left: A rockpool at Tura Headland. The spectacular red rock of Tura Headland. A magical Melaleuca archway on the walk to the Headland. Tura’s magnificent main beach. 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