The picture postcard town of Tathra sits on a bluff overlooking the ocean about 18km south-east of Bega in southern NSW. There are stunning views up and down the coast, and along the beach which stretches north to the mouth of the Bega River.
While this is a great surfing and boating spot, fishing is the main pursuit. This is big game territory, and charter boats abound to take you after the marlin for which the local waters are justifiably famous. .
The Sea Wharf, completed in 1868 and now classified by the National Trust, is built on turpentine supports set into solid rock. .
Just outside Tathra is Mimosa Rocks National Park - a coastal park that includes the delightful Nelson, Middle and Aragunnu Beaches as well as Moon Bay, Bithry Inlet, Lake Wapengo and Nelson Lagoon. Picnic facilities abound and hikers will enjoy the many walking trails and breathtaking scenery. .
The nearby Bournda National Park also boasts spectacular geography, including isolated beaches, quiet coves and rugged cliffs tumbling to the blue ocean below.