Tathra is a thriving community on the NSW Sapphire Coast that makes for a wonderful seaside escape. There are wide beaches for swimming or relaxing, and crystal-clear waters for diving and snorkelling. Explore the oldest deep-water timber wharf on Australia’s East Coast and taste freshly shucked oysters grown in pristine waters.replacenewlinereplacenewlineThe iconic centrepiece of the town is the heritage-listed Tathra Wharf, which opened in 1862 for steam ships transporting people and goods along the South Coast. The timber structure houses the fascinating Tathra Maritime Museum, which touches on the town's connection to the sea, as well as the Wharf Local Coffee Bar & Gallery. replacenewlinereplacenewlineTathra Beach is a lovely spot for sea vistas with your fish and chips. The beach curves for 3km and is popular for swimming, surfing and fishing. The wharf is great for fishing, too. Taste the famous Sydney rock oysters at Tathra Oysters or kick back with a cool drink at the heritage-listed Tathra Hotel, which opened in 1888.replacenewlinereplacenewlineThere are many more things to do and see, from surfing and hiking to paddling on the beautiful Bega River. You will also find a range of thrilling mountain bike tracks through rugged bushland nearby. The more adventurous can compete in the Tathra Beach and Bike MTB Enduro over the June long weekend.

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Community Services  

Merimbula Visitor Information Centre
29 Market Street,

Bega Valley Shire Council
Zingel Place,

Location Information 

  • Population: 1,675
  • State electorate(s): Bega
  • Federal Division(s): Eden-Monaro
  • Population information is based on 2016 Census data.

Travel To  

Bega NSW 2550 (16 km, 16 mins)
Eden NSW 2551 (49.4 km, 45 mins)
Acknowledgement of Country

Tathra NSW is located on the following Aboriginal Nation/s. acknowledges the Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the first inhabitants of the nation and the traditional custodians of the lands where we live, learn and work.