Known as a fisherman’s paradise, Bermagui now has far more to offer as the perfect holiday destination for you! This gorgeous haven is surrounded by surf beaches, estuaries, wetlands and coastal lagoons with Mount Dromedary as the scenic backdrop.
Stunning beaches surround Bermagui which are ideal for the kids to play in while you lie back with a book in the sun. If its surfing you’re in to the place for you is Beares Beach, just out of Bermagui. Mooreheads Beach is also an inviting surf beach. There are many other beaches in the area that offer different surfing conditions for the novice surfer or the more experienced.
Blue Pool is a big ocean rock pool with plenty of life which is ideal for snorkeling.
The Bermagui Harbor has plenty to offer including fishing fleets, fish shops, a boat launching ramp and everything you could possibly need for fishing! Relax on the magnificent 18 hole golf course, lawn bowling rinks and tennis courts which are available at the Bermagui Country Club. The Bermagui Indoor Sports Stadium also hosts a number of sports events, you can take part in a game of Badminton, Netball, Basketball or Table Tennis and even Karate is offered.
Bermagui also offers plenty of Scenic Forest Drives, picnic areas and forest walks.
Events in this cute township include the Bermagui Seaside Fair on the 2nd Saturday in March each year. The Four Winds Festival which is all about contemporary and classical music which takes place in a natural amphitheatre on Easter weekend. The Bermagui Markets can be found in Dickinson Park from 8.30am – 12.30pm on the last Sunday of each month.
And don’t forget to check out the Whale Watching between the months of October to November.
With a temperate climate, Bermagui’s weather is mild and perfect for fishing. Temperatures range from mid teens to low twenties throughout the year with most of the rain in the first six months of the year.
From sun kissed beaches to the wilds of the bush, New South Wales’s Sapphire Coast is a stunning introduction to Australia. Visitors who make their base a holiday rental in Bermagui will find an irresistible combination of amazing outdoors activities and vivid Australian history to make this a trip to remember.
New South Wales is Australia’s most populous state but in this vast continent, holidaymakers will genuinely find themselves far from the madding crowds when they travel to the Sapphire Coast, which is midway between Sydney and Melbourne on the scenic coastal highway. The nation’s capital of Canberra is a three-hour drive inland from Bermagui.
Named after the sparkling blue of the sea, the Sapphire Coast is a remarkably unspoilt stretch of coastline. Visitors will be enchanted by miles of sandy, deserted beaches, amazing fishing on the shore, rivers and lakes, rainforests that offer a unique glimpse of Australian wildlife and mountain peaks that offer a challenge for hill walkers and climbers. And with a fine selection of holiday accommodation to choose from, Bermagui really is a must-stop on any visit to New South Wales.
Long considered a fisherman’s paradise, Bermagui is situated at the northern edge of the Sapphire Coast. Here big game fishing is a must for those who love the challenge of the deep – you’ll be following in the footsteps of Westerns writer Zane Grey who based himself and his boat in Bermagui in the 1930s and placed this small town on the big game fishing map.
Charter boats leave the dock daily, offering game fishing trips, with hopeful fishermen dreaming of landing a black marlin or yellow fin tuna. Snorkelers and divers can also climb aboard a charter boat to explore the marine life on the continental shelf, while those who prefer to ride the waves are spoiled for choice on surfing beaches such as Beares, Moreheads, Haywards and Cuttagee. The large saltwater pool known as the Blue Pool is an unmissable natural attraction, too.
For fishing of a different kind, head for Wallaga Lake, the largest lake in New South Wales, where freshwater angling is on offer along with swimming, sailing, boating, water skiing and prawning (in season).
Wallaga is also home to the Umbarra, or black duck, a totem of the Yuin-Monaro people that is a protected species. Look, too, for black swans and the more than 200 species of birds found in the Guluga National Park that skirts the lake’s western edge and stretches to the foothills of Mount Dromedary.
For a tranquil trip that is genuinely a get-away-from-it-all holiday, look no further than Lake Wallaga’s bountiful selection of holiday homes and apartments.
The National Park is an amazing destination for those keen to try their hand at bushwalking – explore this incredible habit to find rainforest trees and plants unique to Australia.
Serious hill walkers will welcome the challenge of scaling the peak of Mount Dromedary to soak up spectacular views of Horseshoe Bay and the coastline.
Enjoy a remarkable glimpse of Australia’s more recent past at the Montreal Goldfield, just 7km north of Bermagui. Daily guided tours reveal the story of the 1880 discovery that sparked the Montreal Gold Rush and of the mystery of the disappearance of five geologists that remains unsolved more than a century on.
The climate of New South Wales is a temperate one that avoids the extremes of heat and humidity that can make other parts of Australia inhospitable at times. Its summers are warm and often hot, with cool and wetter winters. The summer months from November to March are the perfect time for beach and fishing holidays – choose from a large selection of holiday villas and self-contained accommodation in Bermagui to make the trip a more memorable one.