Tathra Wharf

Tathra & Around

Tathra Wharf is NSW's last remaining coastal steamship wharf; today it's a listed building and an attractive place to watch local life unfold, from fishers dangling their rods to kids leaping into the water.

Inside is a small museum of local history; it's open daily during the January school holidays. There's also a good cafe with views of Tathra's gracefully arcing bay.

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Nearby Tathra & Around attractions

1. Bournda National Park

2.62 MILES

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2. Mimosa Rocks National Park

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3. Bega Valley Regional Gallery

8.82 MILES

This small regional gallery adjoining Bega's library hosts high-calibre temporary exhibitions featuring the work of artists from around the South Coast.

4. Bega Pioneers' Museum

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Sombre photographs of Bega's early European inhabitants cover the walls of this creaky regional museum, housed in the town's first hotel (1859).

5. Ivy Hill Gallery

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6. Bega Cheese Heritage Centre

9.59 MILES

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7. Merimbula Aquarium

12.41 MILES

Get to know your wrasse from your kingfish at the aquarium beneath the very good seafood restaurant Merimbula Wharf. It's an educational, if not very…

8. Nature Boardwalk

12.45 MILES

Following the estuary for 1.7km, the boardwalk is a pleasant stroll past mangroves, oyster farms and melaleucas. You'll spot seabirds, scuttling crabs and…