"Beautiful Bermagui" Bermagui by tiabunna

Bermagui Travel Guide: 23 reviews and 51 photos

Tucked away in a quiet corner of the NSW South Coast, and off the main road which passes inland at Bega, Bermagui is a hidden treasure of peace, quiet and relaxation. If I thought large numbers of people would be drawn there by the lure of this page, I?d feel guilty.

Speaking of lures, Bermagui is a noted hotspot for game fishing. Back in the 1930s, the American author of wild west novels, Zane Grey, somehow found the place. He was a fanatical game fisherman and returned often. Now the caravan park is named after him and there is a yearly game fishing contest.

Until the 1950s, because of the tangled foothills which extend right to the coast, there were not even useable roads linking the scattered South Coast towns. Dairying and forestry were the main activities, and transport was by small coastal steamers. So Bermagui grew as a coastal port for the hinterland - now the cargoes travel by a main road which bypasses the town.

Road travel to Bermagui takes about one hour from either Moruya to the north or Merimbula to the south. For a pleasant day's outing, do the triangular road trip from Bermagui to Central Tilba and Cobargo (see 'off the beaten track' tips)

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Beautiful scenery, quiet and relaxing
  • Cons:Ummm..... none come to mind
  • In a nutshell:Our favourite place for short escapes
  • Last visit to Bermagui: Mar 2006
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • BruceDunning's Profile Photo
    Jul 1, 2011 at 5:38 PM

    This does look like a nice place to take a few days away. Your pictures and comments are very helpful. Keep up the good presentations.

  • kokoryko's Profile Photo
    Oct 1, 2009 at 1:59 PM

    Your OTBP places are always a pleasure to visit, George, and I enjoyed this one too! I would certainly try fishing on the rocks and try to find a place to barbecue my catches (A barbecue tip?) I?d certainly spend hours looking at the boats in the harbour.

  • Trekki's Profile Photo
    May 10, 2009 at 1:21 AM

    I love that Horseshoe Bay, a night in a tent between the trees would be great, provided it is permitted. Haha, I second Lori's suggestion - it looks like a double pretzel. What are anklebiters?? Two or four legs?

  • lynnehamman's Profile Photo
    Feb 10, 2009 at 2:14 PM

    George- we often love to take a drive down the coast. Your pages are giving us such good ideas of where to go.LOL! That "statue" looks like a confused doughnut! thanks for sharing

  • LoriPori's Profile Photo
    Oct 28, 2008 at 4:24 AM

    Lovely little place isn't it! Esp. Horseshoe Bay and Tide-filled swimming pools. The "umm-err-ahhh " looks like a pretzel reject. hehe!

  • nickandchris's Profile Photo
    Oct 17, 2008 at 3:39 AM

    Can't sayI'm impressed with the "brown knot" but it looks a wonderful place!

  • globetrott's Profile Photo
    Aug 19, 2007 at 12:32 AM

    Blue pool looks interesting, swimming there is certainly a lot of fun !

  • deecat's Profile Photo
    Aug 18, 2007 at 5:30 PM

    Love the panoramic shots...excellent. Interesting location with beautiful scenery, fishing and boating. This would be a grand place to visit, I think.

  • JLBG's Profile Photo
    Mar 4, 2007 at 10:06 PM

    I like the monument to the Great Magic marine knot! Nice place!

  • TheWanderingCamel's Profile Photo
    Jan 12, 2007 at 12:01 AM

    I must headsouth out of Sydney some time - my usual route is north - but this looks lovely too. leyle


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