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Tathra is a small town on the South Coast of New South Wales, Australia.

Get in[edit]

Regional Express (Rex) fly into Merimbula Airport from both Sydney and Melbourne. Free Spirit Airlines has also started to fly into Merimbula from Melbourne. Distance from Merimbula airport to Tathra via road is 27.7km. Hire cars are available from Avis, Hertz and Europcar at the airport.

Get around[edit]

You can walk just about everywhere here. Parking is adequate at the beach, but a walk from most directions is a better experience than driving.


Tathra Wharf taken from the NE end of the Platform
  • 1 Tathra Wharf and Museum, Wharf Rd. The wharf is the icon of the town, having been constructed in 1861. The last ship to depart from the wharf was in 1954. A museum commemorating the wharf's significance to Tathra and the South Coast has been established next to the wharf.
  • 2 Mimosa Rocks National Park. An important habitat for swift parrots and other birds. Mimosa Rocks National Park (Q1583757) on Wikidata Mimosa Rocks National Park on Wikipedia
  • Bournda National Park


  • The Beach (It's the bit where the sea stops at the land. You can't miss it, really.). 24/7. A pretty good beach. It is very long, but only has lifeguards at the southern end. That end of the beach can get a little crowded because of this, but not to any extreme level and it should be easy to find a spot some space away from anyone else. Good surf and adequate shops make this one of the better beaches to spend a day.
    Tathra Beach looking towards Surf Life Saving Club


Oysters at Tathra Oysters, Aviaries at On the Perch.


  • Fat Tony's Bar & Grill, 15 Bega Street (Between the catholic church and the pub), +61 2 6494 4550. Lunch opening and dinner opening Tues-Sat. An awesome restaurant with steaks that melt in your mouth. A real surprise for a restaurant in such a sleepy village, Fat Tony's Bar & Grill has a great menu selection. Two minuses to this place are the price, which while fantastic value probably rules out regular visits for a few people. The second minus is the beer. A good selection, but in true Australian fashion comes at just above freezing, is a low volume and tasteless. In defence of Fat tony's, this is Australia and so is to be expected.


  • Tathra Beach Bowling Club (Tathra Bowlo), Dilkera Rd (Cnr Dilkera Rd and Andy Poole Drive), +61 264941280, . 11am to 11pm. Sporting Bowling Club adjacent to beach that also sponsors AFL Football and Cricket. Club runs its own bistro with a Head Chef and Assistant Chef and Cook. Meals are reasonable priced Modern Australian. Selected Lunch menu starts at A$10.00. Dinner menu from A$18.00. Beer priced from A$5.20 for 425ml glass and wines A$18.00 a bottle. New outside alfresco area being completed.


  • Tathra Beach House Apartments.
  • Sapphire Court Holiday Units.
  • 1 Tathra Hotel, 8-12 Bega St, +61 2 6494 1101. Check-in: 2PM, check-out: 10AM.


You will need to have a mobile phone connected to Telstra to have any chance of the patchy reception. Some establishments have WiFi.

Go next[edit]

If heading north visit Bermagui along the coast road (44km). Bega is the Regional Centre (17km inland to the west).

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