The Sapphire Coast is halfway between Melbourne and Sydney, on the far south coast of New South Wales. By car, it is only a 3 hour drive from Canberra via Cooma or a 6-7 hour drive from either Melbourne or Sydney.
The Merimbula airport offers flights to Sydney and Merimbula, with daily service by Regional Express. Free Spirit Airlines also offers a service to Melbourne. The airport has excellent facilities including a cafe, parking, car rental and taxi services.
CountryLink, VLine and Premier Motor Service provide regular coach services from Sydney, Melbourne and Canberra, local bus services can get you around once you’re here, or there are numerous car rental companies to rent a car and explore the wonders of the Sapphire Coast.
Self drive and touring options abound with coastal drives along the Princes Highway, Sapphire Coast Drive and the Tathra-Bermagui Road or discover the hinterland and country delights of artisan trails, food and wine or rolling green valleys and country delights.
The temperate climate of the Sapphire Coast region is ideal for enjoying our nature and outdoors all year round. Spring and autumn are great times out be outdoors for adventures and the whales are passing by in late winter and spring, between June and November.
The average max. temperature sits around 24°C in summer while temperatures range between 16°C in summer and 7°C during winter.
Visitor Information Centres
Bega Visitor Information Centre
Bega Cheese Heritage Centre
Lagoon Street, Bega NSW 2550
Phone: 02 6491 7645
Opening hours 9am-5pm daily
Bermagui Visitor Information Centre
Bermagui Community Centre
Bunga Street, Bermagui NSW 2546
Phone: 02 6493 3054
Opening hours: 10am-4pm daily
Cobargo Tourist Information Centre
Princes Highway, Cobargo NSW 2550
Phone: 02 6493 6110
Opening hours: 10am-4pm Mon-Fri; 10am-1.00pm Sat
Eden Gateway Visitor Information Centre
Cnr Princes Highway & Mitchell Street, Eden NSW 2551
Phone: 02 6496 1953
Opening hours: 9am-5pm daily
Merimbula Visitor Information Centre
2 Beach Street, Merimbula NSW 2548
Phone: 02 6495 1129
Freecall: 1800 150 457
Opening hours: 9am-5pm Mon-Fri; 9am-4pm Sat; 10am-4pm Sun