Tathra is a small but busy coastal town situated between Merimbula and Bermagui and less than twenty minutes east of Bega.
This seaside township has shops, restaurants, art galleries, a pub plus country golf and bowling clubs.These clubs welcome visitors and also have dining rooms. Tathra Pub is famous for the top national bands who often perform here to the delight of locals and tourists alike.
The town lies north from pretty Kianinny Bay to the south, around Tathra Head and behind Tathra Beach. This is another of the Sapphire Coast's great surfing beaches and is patrolled in summer. At the northern reach of this three kilometre beach is Mogareka Inlet, the mouth of the Bega River. This is a beautiful play area for people of all ages and the scenery and picnic areas will relax and inspire you at the same time. You'll find good fishing and swimming spots, boat ramps, bush walks and barbeque facilities at the inlet.
To the north of Mogareka Inlet is the Mimosa Rocks National Park and you can explore this wonderful coastal park including the lovely spots of 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 the accompanying breathtaking scenery.
At the other end of Tathra Beach is Tathra Head on which is situated the famous historical Tathra Wharf. This wharf has been restored to its former glory and many people find it the perfect spot to set themselves up for a day's relaxed fishing.
The waters around the wharf are home to a variety of marine life and diving is very popular here.
Around the headland from the southern end of the beach is Kianinny Bay which has an excellent launching ramp suitable for even large vessells. Kianinny Bay is at the northern end of Bournda National Park which encompasses the large saltwater Lake Wallagoot. This lake is popular with water skiers, windsurfers, sailors and of course those keen on fishing and prawning. A launching ramp is available.
The Bournda National Park also has some spectacular geography including isolated beaches, quiet coves and rugged cliffs tumbling to the blue ocean below. There is a camping ground within the Park and bookings through the ranger are essential. Many trails for hikers and some for vehicles allow access to this National Park.
A range of accommodation is available. This includes many units and homes for holiday rentals as well as hotel motel accommodation and the cabin complexes that are situated in native bush surroundings.
It is not hard to appreciate why so many people return to Tathra for their annual holidays or just for a relaxing weekend away from the cares of life.