Sapphire Coast Attractions

Historical Sites & Heritage Localities

The Sapphire Coast has a rich and varied history in gold, whaling and agriculture. Many historic buildings have been preserved and are available for the public to visit and explore. The Eden, Merimbula and Tathra wharfs are well worth a visit. Join the locals and toss a line over the side. Eden's whaling history can be explored at the Eden Killer Whale Museum and at Davidson's Whaling Station. Check out Bega cheese and discover how Australia's most well known cheese became so famous or take some time to explore the local museums in Bega, Merimbula and Bermagui.


Tathra Wharf
Tathra WharfTathra Wharf is the only remaining coastal steamer wharf in NSW. Restored by the National Trust it is a favourite with locals and visitors for fishing. A restaurant and trading post operates from the wharf building. Bait and tackle can be purchased from the...
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Merimbula Schoolhouse Museum
Merimbula schoolhouse museumThe Old Schoolhouse museum is classified by the National Trust and listed on the register of the National Estate. It is believed to be one of three schools remaining in NSW that contain both teachers premises and classrooms. The museum is open...
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Bega Pioneers Museum
Bega MuseumThe Bega Pioneers Museum is located in an old hotel built in 1858-59. The museum rooms contain many exhibitions showcasing a broad range of early Bega life. Alongside the inside exhibitions there is an outside area with examples of machinery, transport... 
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Boyd's Tower
Eden Boyds TowerBoyd's tower,  named after Ben Boyd, an early entrepreneur of the area, marks the entrance to Twofold Bay. While never used as a lighthouse Boyd's Tower was used as a lookout point for Eden's shore based whalers. The 30km Light to Light walking track between Boyd's Tower and the Green Cape Lighthouse is a great..
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Davidson's Whaling Station
Eden - Davidsosn whaling stationThe Davidson's Whaling Station is located on the shores of Kiah Inlet at Twofold Bay. It was the longest operating shore based whaling station in Australia and one of the last to close down. Listed as an historic site the station offers an opportunity to explore
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Eden Wharf
Eden WharfThe Eden Wharf remains a bustling hive of activity. Situated on Twofold Bay, the third deepest natural harbour in the world and home to one of the largest fishing fleets in NSW, the wharf is an ideal place to stroll and view fishing boats and their catch....
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Bega Cheese Heritage Centre
Bega Heritage CentreThe Bega Cheese Heritage Centre is a multipurpose center offering an insite into the rich history of Bega farming, a cafe and is also home to the Bega Visitor Information Centre. Explore the history of Bega's famous icon, pick up a few take home supplies.... 
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Eden Killer Whale Museum
Eden Killer Whale MuseumThe Eden Killer Whale Museum has been in operation for almost 80 years and is recognised as one of the most progressive and innovative museums of its type in NSW. A great place to take the family, the museum explores Eden's rich whaling history...
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