Book Tathra accommodation online and enjoy a relaxing beachside holiday in this small coastal village on the far south coast of NSW.
Tathra has a beautiful location with the Mimosa Rocks National Park to the north and the Bournda National Park to the south. In between is a long stretch of white sand known as Tathra Beach and the southern headland of the town.
Tathra is typical of the virtually unspoilt seaside towns on the NSW south coast and is an ideal location for a family holiday. Beautiful beaches, national parks, boating, fishing and swimming all make for a perfect holiday. Local accommodation includes self contained holiday houses and units, hotel/motel, apartments, B&Bs and guesthouses.
The beauty of the undeveloped NSW south coast towns like Tathra is that you can still find camping, cabins and caravan parks close to the beach.
For information, maps and advice on what to see and do in and around Tathra visit the information centre which is located in the Tathra Beach Supermarket, Andy Pool Drive, Tathra. Telephone 02 6494 1066. Open 7am – 7pm
Tathra Wharf was built in the 1860s and was in use between 1862 and 1952. Tathra Wharf is classified by the National Trust as the only remaining steamer wharf on the NSW coast. It is an ideal place for fishing. On a recent visit we saw a huge seal swimming below the wharf among schools of fish. Visit www.visit.heritage.nsw.gov.au for more information on Tathra Wharf.
A good whale watching spot plus beautiful views of the Tathra Wharf and Tathra Beach.
Start of the Tathra Walking Trail to Chamberlain Lookout and Kianinny Bay Picnic Area (1.8kms or 45 minutes walk).
Located in a very pretty bay on the southern side of the Tathra headland, this boat ramp gives access to the ocean. There are picnic facilities and the Tathra Amateur Fishing Club is found here. Kianinny Bay was the original port for the area before the Tathra Wharf was built. Chamberlain Lookout, on the Tathra Walking Trail, has beautiful views over Kianinny Bay.
Tathra Beach is located on Andy Pool Drive, Tathra. Tathra Beach is a beautiful, 3km beach sheltered by a headland. At the southern end of Tathra Beach is the Tathra Surf Club (the beach is patrolled in the summer months). Next door is the Tathra Beach Cafe and Kiosk which is open every day during the summer holidays.
At the northern end of Tathra Beach is Mogareeka Inlet where the Bega River meets the sea. Sandy beaches, shallow water and picnic facilities make this a popular spot for families
Opposite Tathra Beach, along Andy Pool Drive, is the Mogareeka Cycleway/Walkway – a 2.5 km bitumen path. It takes about 45 minutes to walk and is very pleasant on summer evenings.
The Mimosa Rocks National Park begins at the northern end of Tathra Beach and runs north for about 16km. There are access roads from the Tathra-Bermagui road. There are several beautiful beaches along the coast in the Park including Nelsons Beach, Middle Beach, Bithry Inlet, Aragunnu and Moon Bay.
Bournda National Park starts at Kianinny Bay, at the southern end of Tathra, and runs south for about 13km. There are a number of walking tracks in the park including the Bournda Lagoon Walk, Hobart Beach to Bournda Lagoon, Hobart Beach Campground to Bondi Lake and the Kangarutha Walking Track. The Kangarutha Walking Track follows the coast from Kianinny Bay to Wallagoot Lake. It is about 9kms and takes about 4 hours one way.
This 60 hectare wildlife reserve is a haven for birdlife and other native fauna and flora. There are walking trails in the reserve – check on the map in the carpark for a trail that suits you.
Tathra oysters are grown in the pristine waters of Nelson’s Lake, in Mimosa Rocks National Park. Buy these award-winning oysters directly from the growers – Gary and Jo Rodely. Listed in SMH Good Food Guide.
1 Reservoir St, Tathra, telephone 02-6494-1453
Enjoy lunch and magnificent views from Cliff Place. Open from 9am everyday.
5 Beach St, Tathra, telephone 02 6494 1995
A popular restaurant that gets consistently good reviews.
1/15 Bega St, Tathra, telephone 02 6494 4550
Tathra Hotel has a superb location on the top of the headland with panoramic views. Enjoy a lunch or dinner at the bistro and check the live music program on their website.
8-12 Bega Road, Tathra. Telephone 02-64941101.