The southern part of New South Wales is home to a region by the name of Sapphire Coast; 6,000 square kilometres of natural beauty awaits the visitor with over 200km of stunning beaches. Over 75% of the region is made up of national parks, where you can enjoy a varied wildlife and some of the best stretches of coastline in Australia, which is popular with foreign and domestic tourists.
Deep Sea Fishing
Book a fishing charter in Merimbula and enjoy the day trying to land a monster kingfish or groper; you only need to bring yourself, as the charter company supply all the tackle and the bait that you’ll need. Whether a beginner or advanced, the crew are always keen to assist you in any way that they can. You can enjoy your catch at an evening BBQ and the crew will clean and dress your catch.
This is a great place to test your climbing abilities on a very challenging tree climbing course, with over 30 separate challenges to test your skillsets. This is a great activity for the entire family and you won’t find another venue like this one!
The months of September, October and November are the best months for whale watching, while from May to July the humpback whales go on their northern migration route to the warm waters off Queensland, where they have their young. They stay in these warm waters until September, when the mothers and calves start the long southern migration to Antarctica; this is definitely the best time to spot the whales as they come quite close to shore in order to protect their young.
Green Cape Lighthouse
A must-visit for history lovers, this was the very first lighthouse to be built in Australia in 1883, which was constructed because of the many ships that hit the rocks and sank. If you want to be sure of a place on the guided tour, you can book through their website and get ready for the panoramic view from the observation platform.
The Village of Pambula
You couldn’t come to Sapphire Coast and not visit the quaint village of Pambula, where in the mid-18tth century, gold was discovered in the river estuaries and a town quickly emerged as gold prospectors arrived in droves. Today, the well-tended gardens add a touch of natural beauty and the streets contain a variety of eateries, boutiques, souvenirs and collectables. The local population is very eco-friendly, which is reflected in their amazing arts & crafts; at the end of the day, enjoy a few beers in the Top Pub, which will be a highlight of your visit to this picturesque village.