The Sapphire Coast of New South Wales encompasses a coastal strip from the seaside town of Bermagui all the way down to the Victorian border. It’s an area of incredible beauty with mountains, national parks and pristine beaches, full of Australia’s early history and packed full of things to see and do.
Located halfway between Sydney and Melbourne on the coast, and a 3 hour drive from Canberra, it’s one of the few areas of NSW coast that remains relatively unspoilt, and is a perfect destination for families.
Something for Everyone
With pet friendly caravan accommodation and plenty of off leash areas on most beaches, the furrier members of the family are also welcomed in many of the small towns that make up the southern end of the State. The many food, cultural trails, and wilderness activities ensure that both kids and adults will enjoy their holiday in this diverse and beautiful part of the world.
Bournda National Park
Highlights include the Hobart Beach campground at Bournda National Park which provides opportunities to hike, cycle, swim, surf and explore the many walking trails that the area offers. Historic Scott’s Hut which was built in the 1890’s and gives a feel of what life was like back in colonial times. The nearby towns of Bega, Tathra and Merimbula provide a cinema, patrolled beaches and wonderful dining experiences, as well as mini golf and an amusement park at Magic Mountain.
Eden’s Killer Whale Trail
Further south there’s the Killer Whale Trail where you can learn of ‘Old Tom’, the Killer whale that used to help whalers by herding smaller whales into Kiah Inlet where they were caught and used to make many products that were valuable before whales became a protected species. The Eden Killer Whale Museum still houses his skeleton, while in the cooler months you can visit Greencape Lighthouse – the perfect destination to spot these majestic giants in the wild. Whale spotting tours depart from both Merimbula and Eden during whale watching season from September to November each year. Time your visit to coincide with the Eden Whale Festival, held at the end of October annually.
Whether fishing or conservation, walking or surfing, history or modern day cuisine is your thing, there’s something for everyone in this pristine area of the world. The food is excellent, the people are friendly and the bush is there, just waiting to be explored.
One of the reasons this is such an amazing place is because it’s a fair distance from any major town, so ensuring your transport is both reliable and comfortable is essential. For that reason, we recommend taking a look at our range of Goldstream caravans to ensure you make the most of both your road trip and your stay in nature’s playground.