Sapphire Coast

24 BERMAGUI - SAPPHIRE COAST - AUTUMN 2024 A picturesque coastal haven with so much to see and do Bermagui is a small, vibrant and picturesque coastal village located in the Bega Valley Shire at the northern end of the Sapphire Coast. Nestled on the shores of the southern end of Horseshoe Bay – under the shadow of Gulaga Mountain (Mt Dromedary) – Bermagui is an exquisite coastal haven surrounded by magnificent scenery, national parks, state forests, pristine beaches, dazzling ocean and stunning coastline. Its name is said to be derived from the First Nations' Dyirringanj word, permageua, which is believed to mean 'canoe with paddles'. Lots to see and do Every year, Bermagui's breathtaking scenery, diverse range of attractions and services, and a unique mix of events, arts and music culture, attract many thousands of visitors from around Australia and overseas. Fishing for everyone Bermagui is famous for its deep sea game fishing, including for yellow fin tuna and marlin, and estuary fishing in the surrounding rivers and lakes, for species ranging from mullet and Australian salmon, to bream and flathead. If you enjoy fishing, consider taking a charter, hire a boat or launch your own, or simply find a nice spot on the shore and throw in a line. Watersports fun Thanks to the pristine beaches and safe, shallow waterways to be found in Bermagui and its surrounds, water sports are always high on the agenda with locals and visitors, with favourites including swimming, surfing, sailing, water skiing, stand-up paddle boarding, kayaking and diving. Sights to behold Don't miss the world-renowned Blue Pool (a natural ocean rockpool that's suitable for swimming and snorkelling, at the base of a rocky cliff), or the spectacular coastal rock formation of Camel Rock (said to have been created by underwater avalanches 450 million years ago), or take a tour of the historic Montreal Goldfield, Australia's only seaside goldfield. Hit the fairways And if you enjoy a hit of golf, there's a fabulous 18-hole course in Bermagui at the Bermagui Country Club in Tuross Street. Eat it up If you like your food, you'll love Bermagui! You will be spoilt for choice with the variety of dining styles, ranging from a la carte and bistro-style pub and club meals, to pizza, vegetarian, casual cafés, waterside eateries and wine bars. Find out more To find out more about all the wonderful sights of Bermagui and surrounds, or discover the wide variety of local accommodation available, pop by the Bermagui Visitor Information Centre in Bunga Street or check out their website at visitbermagui.com.au Sun setting behind Camel Rock, Bermagui. Photo: Destination NSW Bermagui’s world-renowned Blue Pool is a natural ocean rockpool that’s suitable for swimming and snorkeling. Photo: Destination NSW Some of the shops and cafes of Bermagui’s popular waterside wharf precinct, featuring wharf-inspired architecture. Men enjoying gelato and waterfront views at Bermagui Fishermen’s Wharf, Bermagui. Photo: Destination NSW TASMAN SEA BEARES BEACH HORSESHOE BAY BEACH POINT DICKSON BERMAGUI POINT MOORHEAD BEACH KEATING HEADLAND TASMAN SEA TASMAN SEA TATHRA BERMAGUI RD BUNGA ST LAMONT ST WALLAGA LAKE RD WALLAGA LAKE RD LAMONT ST SCENIC DRIVE PACIFIC DRIVE MURRAH ST MURRAH ST NUTLEYS CREEK RD NUTLEYS CREEK RD WAPENGO ST BERMAGUI NATURE RESERVE BERMAGUI STATE FOREST BERMAGUI LAGOON BERMAGUI RIVER BERMAGUI RIVER BERMAGUI HARBOUR DICKINSON PARK TATHRA TO COBARGO & WALLAGA LAKE TO MURRAH STATE FOREST BLUE POOL Scan here for full detailed map BERMAGUI Welcome to

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