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Sapphire Coast, NSW

An unspoilt world awaits discovery. The gem-like beauty of the Sapphire Coast takes in untouched wilderness areas where wildlife abounds, the blue of sparkling ocean reflected in a backdrop of mountains, grey-green eucalypts covering the foothills, which sweep down to spectacular bays, rocky headlands, and pristine beaches.

Sapphire Coast

With an almost unbroken thread of National Parks weaving its way through the New South Wales South Coast, the invitation to pull on walking boots, slap on a hat and explore the walking trails that lead through rainforest and coastal tracks is irresistible.

Whales are familiar visitors offshore, their presence playing an important part in the history of the region. Watching the giants of the ocean ‘breach’ is an experience never to be forgotten. Historic settlements remain as testimony to the white man’s involvement, while the Koori way of life and traditions are fundamental to the region.

Stretching from Bermagui to the Victorian border and westward to Brown Mountain, taking in the Bega Valley Shire, the stunning Sapphire Coast waits to welcome you.

Surrounded by Sapphire Coast seafoods, restaurants create their own style of flavours from fresh local produce. Strolling along the picturesque esplanade or intriguing alleys that make Merimbula so special is the start of an adventure in food discovery that takes some beating. Take your pick from first class cafes, restaurants and clubs, featuring cosmopolitan menus that would tempt any gourmet. By night or by day, Merimbula is magic.

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Eden and Wonboyn Lake.
The southern gateway to the Sapphire Coast, Eden is set in rugged beauty with golden sandy beaches and crystal waters to the east and forests and parklands to the west.

Magnificent Twofold Bay has the quiet watcher of Mount Imlay in the background. It sees the whales feeding as they migrate south every year; the days when men and killer whales worked together to herd the gentle giants for the whaling industry are long gone, but faithfully recorded in fascinating displays at the Eden Killer Whale Museum. The skeleton of Old Tom, last of the herding killer whales of Eden, is an impressive exhibit.

Visit Davidson Whaling Station at Kiah Inlet, Boyds Tower and Boydtown to absorb the colourful history of Eden. Today Eden is a whale-watching wonderland, playing host to these majestic creatures between September and November. Humpbacks, Southern Right, Minke and even the endangered Blue Whale have been sighted coming right into the Bay during this period.

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Pristine forests, unspoilt beaches and abundant animal and bird life surround Wonboyn Lake, 30 km south of Eden. It has a reputation second to none for providing some of the finest lake, estuary, beach and land-based game fishing on the coast. It is also a haven for bushwalkers and birdwatchers with its vast wilderness areas.

Nearest Airport: Merimbula

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Explore The Outback

Australia has a vast remote interior, much of it largely untouched. By night, the outback is deathly quiet, with the only light provided by the stars and the moon - a perfect oportunity for stargazing. Explore the isolated heart of the country, meet and connect with Aboriginal people and experience one of the oldest living cultures in the world. Go ‘walk-about’ and immerse yourself with Australia’s endless outback horizons.

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