Sapphire Coast attractions

Top Choice National Park in Sapphire Coast

Ben Boyd National Park

Divided into two sections north and south of Eden is 10,485-hectare Ben Boyd National Park. Boyd was an entrepreneur who failed spectacularly in his efforts to build an empire around Eden in 1850. This park protects…
Lighthouse in Ben Boyd National Park

Green Cape Lightstation

At the southern tip of the southern section of the Ben Boyd National Park, elegant 1883 Green Cape Lightstation offers awesome views. There are hour-long tours (available 10am to 2pm, adult/child $10/5) and three la…
Museum in Eden

Killer Whale Museum

Established in 1931, the museum’s main purpose is to preserve the skeleton of Old Tom, a killer whale and local legend. His is an extraordinary story: this cetacean Judas used to round up humpbacks for the local wha…
Aquarium in Merimbula & Pambula

Merimbula Aquarium

Right at the end of the road southeast of the centre, this is accessed through a restaurant with super views and has mostly local and tropical Australian fish species; there's also a turtle and some small sharks. Fi…
Mine in Bermagui

Montreal Goldfield

Around 8km north of the centre, boardwalks and paths lead to the shafts of this atypical coastal goldfield, created when alluvial gold from the nearby hills was washed onto this coastal sandbar. Access is by informa…
Zoo in Merimbula & Pambula

Potoroo Palace

Warmly run Potoroo Palace, a not-for-profit animal sanctuary, has echidnas, kangaroos, dingoes, koalas, potoroos and native birds. There's also a cafe here, with daily lunch specials. It's 9km northwest of Merimbula…
Historic Building in Bermagui to Merimbula

Tathra Wharf

Tathra Wharf is NSW's last remaining coastal steamship wharf. Inside is an interesting local museum and a good cafe with views of Tathra's gracefully arcing bay. The museum opens daily during January school holidays…
National Park in Bermagui to Merimbula

Bournda National Park

The 2655-hectare Bournda National Park has empty surf beaches, rugged headlands and forested walking trails. Hobart Beach has bush camp sites along Wallagoot lake.
Landmark in Bermagui

Fishermen's Wharf

Overlooking the fishing harbour, this flash two-level wooden complex was designed by renowned architect and Bermagui resident Philip Cox. It's got some great places to eat and drink.
Viewpoint in Eden

Whale Lookout

A good spot to look for whales is at the base of Bass St. When whales are spotted, the Killer Whale Museum sounds a siren.