Bermagui is the perfect family destination, at any time of the year.
The adventurous and energetic will love what our beautiful waterways and surrounding national parks and state forests have to offer. For things more leisurely, there are loads of activities and services for your family to enjoy.
Bermagui Heritage Walk and Drive
Pick up a copy of the Heritage Walk booklet and the Heritage Drive brochure and discover how things were in the early days of Bermagui’s settlement. Available from the Bermagui Museum and Bermagui Visitor Information Centre.
Bermagui Mountain Bike Park
Cited as “one of the best trails you will find in the region”, the track is open to the public to be used free of charge. Located in the Bermagui State Forest just north of town, the trails wind through magnificent stands of spotted gums and burrawang palms. A map at the trail head details trails for kids and experienced riders. Please read the disclaimer on the trail head map prior to riding the track and always ride with the proper protective gear.
Directions: 300m past Keating Drive, turn right into Scenic Drive (unsealed road) and follow the signs to the car park and trail head.
Our library holds a comprehensive collection of fiction and non-fiction books in regular and large print, adult literacy material, audio books, DVDs, videos, eBooks, eAudiobooks, foreign language learning materials, music CDs, magazines, children and youth books, toys, puzzles, pamphlets, daily and local newspapers. Internet, photocopying and fax services are also available. Open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 9.30am to 4.00pm, Saturday 9.00am to 12.00 noon, closed Wednesday.
Bermagui Playgrounds and BBQ Facilities
Apex Park, next to Saltwater Café in Lamont Street, has a fenced children’s playground, free BBQs with undercover tables and seating and toilet facilities.
There is also a fenced children’s playground in Dickinson Park opposite the Bermagui Beach Hotel.
The Montreal Goldfield, located approximately 7km north of Bermagui, offers a great outing for families, coach tour groups and individual sightseers. Follow boardwalks through the beautiful native forest, regrown since the days of the gold rush moonscape. Access to the site is by guided tour – tours run daily at 2.00pm (except Good Friday an Christmas Day). Please book for groups of 10 or more.
In the southern region of Wadbilliga National Park, Brogo Dam is about 45 minutes from Bermagui. The picnic area is well equipped with sheltered facilities and large grassed areas for children to play, or explore the forest gullies for a more secluded spot. There is a ramp to launch your canoe or row boat or you can hire canoes to explore the dam and access remote pockets of bushland. Power boats are also welcome in this area.
The museum collection includes objects and photographs that combine to tell the stories of Bermagui in days gone by. Marvel at the exhibitions of industries, clothing, military, machinery, transport and household effects, as well as family histories. The Museum is owned and operated by a dedicated group of volunteers who form the Bermagui Historical Society Inc.
Open Friday, Saturday and Sunday 10.00am to 2.00pm.
Bermagui Handmade Homemade Markets
Held on the last Sunday of the month from 8.30am to 12.30pm in Dickinson Park opposite the main shopping strip. Specialises in hand made, home made and home grown goods.
Biamanga Cultural Area (Mumbulla Creek Falls)
Located in the Biamanga National Park about 40 minutes drive from Bermagui, this area is highly valued as a special place of customary lores and teaching to the Yuin people of the South Coast. Information boards on the cultural significance of the area are located along the raised wheelchair accessible boardwalk to the falls. There are free gas barbecues, picnic tables and toilet facilities. Enjoy the beauty of this place and the natural rock slide into a deep pool.
Merimbula’s Top Fun
Over 40 games and amusements including ten pin bowling, Zone 3 Laser Tag, video games, 18 holes mini golf, dancing machine, racing, shooting, helium balloons.
Whether its for a birthday, a get together or just to while away the time on a rainy day Merimbula’s Top Fun are the fun specialists. Admission and parking are free so come in and have a cuppa or snack and take a look at the attractions.
Bermagui Country Club
Along with its 18 hole championship golf course, the Bermagui Country Club has a long list of activities for you to enjoy. Outdoors there is bowls which can be played on grass and synthetic greens, tennis with synthetic and clay courts, croquet and barbecue and picnic facilities. Indoors there is darts, bowls, pool competitions, arts and crafts, bingo, trivia and raffles offering local seafood, meat and fruit/veg packs. The Terrace Restaurant, open for lunch and dinner, offers fresh local seafood as well as a wide range of other meals and has a kid’s play room which is available to all restaurant diners.
777 Supermarket & Deli
Choose from a huge selection of DVDs and videos for hire, from new release movies to your old favourites. For your picnic hamper, ask any local and they’ll tell you 777 also has the best BBQ chickens in the world! There’s supermarket and deli items, toys, souvenirs, confectionery, ice creams, newspapers and magazines.
02 6493 4253
Mimosa Rocks National Park
A short drive from Bermagui, Mimosa Rocks National Park offers beaches and lagoons, lookouts, pockets of rainforest and historic sites to explore. There’s plenty of opportunities for fishing, surfing, snorkelling and birdwatching throughout the park and there are great picnic areas to stop for a break. The park’s headlands are great vantage points for whale watching in winter and spring. Don’t miss the Mimosa Rocks walking track at Aragunnu, Bithry Inlet for a family day out, Middle Beach and Lagoon, Nelson Beach, Moon Bay and the Wajurda Point walking track. Please call into our Visitor Information Centre for a brochure on Mimosa Rocks National Park.