Things to See & Do

Tathra Beach  voted one of the “cleanest beaches” in New South Wales. A quick 50 meters gets you on the sand.  Tathra Beach is 3 kilometres of safe, pristine surf beach, patrolled in summer and protected from southerlies by a steep headland.  The Tathra Surf Club is at the southern end of the beach.  A fantastic walking and cycle track ensures easy access along Andy Poole Drive right down to the inlet.

Mogareeka Inlet is where the Bega River goes out to sea.  A lovely safe swimming area with some areas of shallow waters and sandy beaches.  The launching ramp allows access to the river for power boating and water skiing or river fishing.   A new fishing platform is enjoyed by both locals and visitors.  The area is great for canoeing and windsurfing.  BBQ, picnic, playground and toilets make this a perfect family spot.

Tathra Wharf is one of the last original steamer wharfs left on the east coast of Australia.  Today the wharf is used by fisherman, divers and snorkelling.  The wharf also houses a maritime museum upstairs and underneath a café and souvenir shop.  It is also a great spot to watch the whales that frequent the bay in the months of September, October and November. The Wharf 2 Waves is held in January were swimmers swim from the Wharf to the beach in fron the the Tathra Surf Club.

Kianinny Bay has a launching ramp giving access to the Pacific Ocean for all boats.  It is also a great shelter shot from any northerly winds.  Kianinny has a BBQ area and playground and is the starting point of the Kangarutha 9km walking trail that hugs the coast line to the south of Tathra.

Bournda National Park is to the south of Tathra.  This national park is a combination of oceans, beaches, creeks and lagoons and the expansive waters of Wallagoot Lake, which makes it a most appealing area.  Bushwalking is well provided for in the park with an extensive network of tracks.  Other popular activities include:  fishing, picnicing, canoeing, swimming, surfing and birdwatching.

Mimosa Rocks National Park to the north of Tathra attracts walkers, swimmers and birdwatchers alike.  It is a heavily timbered park and its rugged coastline has caves, cliffs, lagoons and beaches to explore.  Along the coastline you can occasionally see, after heavy seas, ship wrecks like the SSMimosa (at Aragunnu) or the unknown ship on Nelsons Beach.  More times than not you will be the only person exploring beaches like Nelsons, Middle or Gillards. 

Mumbulla Falls is inside Biamanga National Park also to the north of Tathra.  With natural rock pools and a natural waterslide Mumbulla Falls is a popular spot for both locals and visitors.  The redevelopment of Mumbulla Creek Falls picnic area has interesting information regarding the Aboriginal significance of the area.

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.

Tourist Drives are easy to achieve from Tathra.  Being situated in the middle of the Bega Valley Shire it is a 45 minute drive to Tilba Tilba, a 15 minute drive to Bega, a 45 minute drive to Candelo, a 25 minute drive to Merimbula, a 35 minute drive to Pambula and a 45 minute drive to Eden.  All taking in beautiful scenery with views alternating from rolling green hills and valleys to rugged coastline and country villages.

Attractions - Bookings are essential and can be booked through reception 

Fishing trips – Run all year round.  Reef Fishing and Game fishing tours on the biggest fishing boat in Merimbula.  Smaller individual trips can be arranged.  No fishing gear or licences required.  Trips through Merimbula Marina.

Whale Watching September, October and November whales frolic in the bays and oceans along our coastline.  You can do Morning or afternoon cruises and get up close and personal with the whales.  Guaranteed sightings late September to November or money back.  Cruise with Merimbula  Marina.

Dolphin Cruises – Morning, afternoon or evening cruises available with Merimbula Marina.

Boat Hire – Hire our tinny and cruise up the Bega River or Wallagoot Lake.  Great for fishing, picnicking or exploring. Exclusively available to our guests only.

Scenic Flights – Merimbula Airport has many different flights available from short flights to ½ day flights, scenic or helicopter flights to capture the beautiful ruggedness of our coastline.

Learn to Surf – No matter what age, anyone can learn to surf.  Held opposite us on beautiful Tathra Beach.  Everything supplied, all that is needed is a little wave.

Aerobics – held a couple of time a week in the local hall.  Anyone welcome.

National Parks Activities – held over school holidays – canoeing trips and bushwalking adventures.

Beauty & Massage treatments – feel like a bit of time out.  Why not treat yourself or surprise your partner with a bit of pampering.

Canoe Wilderness trips – have an experience you won’t forget.  Explore spectacular Wadbilliga National Park by canoe and have fun.

Horse riding – Doesn’t matter whether you have never been on a horse in your life or whether you can ride with the best of them.  There is a horse for everyone and numerous trails to suit.

Pambula River Cruises – Take a break for your busy holiday schedule and relax while on “Sinbad” as they take you down the peaceful Pambula River.

Killer Whale Museum – Wow – the size of those whales – see “Old Tom” up close.  Relive the history of the whaling decade.

Magic Mountain – Who needs to go the Gold Coast for theme parks. We have one right under our noses.

Top Fun – Never too old for games or all kinds.

Potoroo Palace – Go meet the animals.  Get up close and personal with wombats, birds, snakes, kangaroos etc.   Suitable for all ages.

Ecotours – Discover new horizons.  Two hour easy guided walks through the Murrah.  Discover beautiful Mahogany & Banksia forests, wetlands and listen to the birdlife while the bill tea boils.

Marine Kayaking Tours – Guided tours of either Merimbula or Pambula’s aquatic life, do some snorkelling or wave catching.  Kayak & equipment provided.

Green Cape Lighthouse – visit the historic lighthouse and Boyd Town in the Ben Boyd National Park.  Full of history and ruins.

Mountain Bike Riding  - Tathra forests now offer the mountain biking enthusiest over 55klms of trails to test your skill & endurance.  There is an annual Mountain Bike Enduro held that incorporates over 100klms of tracks surrounding the area.