Located on the far south coast of New South Wales between Melbourne and Sydney, the Sapphire Coast is a three hour drive from Canberra via Cooma or a six hour drive from either Melbourne or Sydney.
Getting to the Sapphire Coast
There is a regional airport at Merimbula with daily connections between Melbourne and Sydney. Free Spirit Airlines flies between Merimbula and Essendon 3 days a week with flights from $99. Regional Express flies daily with flights from $158.40.
While on the Sapphire Coast local bus services can get you around. Sapphire Coast Buslines cover the southern part of the shire from Bega to Eden, while Bega Valley Coaches can get you from Bega to Bermagui, Cobargo and on to Tilba. You can also hire a taxi, rent a car, bus or limousine and explore the coastal wilderness.
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.
Experience a scenic flight over the Sapphire Coast for an overview of this ever-changing coastline. Take in the panoramic views right along the coast from Montague Island in the north to Gabo Island in the south, or enjoy a flight over some unique pristine mountain wilderness.