Things to do in Bermagui + the Sapphire Coast

things to do in bermagui

Planning a South Coast holiday?

BIG4 Wallaga Lake Holiday Park is central located half way between Batemans Bay and Eden.  It’s the perfect base to explore the Sapphire Coast, Bega Valley and entire NSW South Coast.

Bermagui’s spectacular Blue Pool, Camel Rock and Horse Head Rock, and the historic town of Central Tilba, are all within a short 10 minute drive from our caravan park.

A short 5 minute ride from us is Bermagui Mountain Bike Park.

Additionally, a number of short walks are directly from the park and across the road or, for those more adventurous, try the amazing walk up Mt Gulaga. Walk along the beach, or at low tide walk to Horse Head Rock one of the world’s top 10 photographed rock formations.

Fishermans Wharf is only 5 minutes drive south and offers a number of dining options including Italian, Chinese, a gelato shop, the Sun Deck Cafe and fishing co-op. We’re only a short drive (10 minutes) from Bermagui, a pretty coastal town located on a spectacular harbour and long surf beaches. At Bermagui (or ‘Bermi’ as the locals call it), you’ll be spoilt for choice with the range of restaurants and cafes catering to everyone’s taste.

Please make sure you check with our friendly reception staff as dates and venues may have changed due to COVID restrictions.

Fishing in Wallaga Lake

Throughout the year the lake changes, effected by Tides when the lake is open, and when closed by rainfall. The lake is great for all water sports but fishing is one of the year round adventures that can be undertaken on Wallaga Lake.

There are a number of estuaries that feed into Wallaga Lake and a number of Habitat Protected areas also within the bounds of the lake and it’s estuaries. The use of soft plastics and bait (Bait sold in the Park’s Convenience Store as well as some basic Tackle items and rod sets), mean fish could well be on the BBQ tonight.

Whether you bring your own boat, kayak, canoe or hire the park’s ones you can fish from the shore, the in Park Jetty or on something that floats the options are almost endless. It’s just up to you to catch the fish.

There isn’t a moment much more special than a child that has caught their first fish.

Wallaga Lake to Bermagui Walking Track

Wallaga Lake to Bermagui coastal walk – 7.5km, 3 hours return.  Spend the morning or afternoon walking the beautiful walking track which follows the coastline.  Bird lovers will love this.

Bermagui Fishermans Wharf

Bermagui Fishermans Wharf has been a central part of life in Bermagui for decades with the fishing fleet, yachts, boats, boat ramp, and Cafes and Restaurants and the Fishing Co-op for those who wish to stock up on some of the freshest seafood on the coast. The Food & Drink Options include: The Asian Cuisine Restaurant, iL Passaggio (Italian), The Sun Deck Cafe, Blue Wave Seafood, The Harbar Bermagui & Bermagui Gelati Clinic. Shopping Options: Pineapple Place, & Shop7 Art Space.

Tilba Tilba and Central Tilba

Step back in time and visit the perfectly preserved villages of Tilba Tilba and Central Tilba, only 10 minutes drive from BIG4 Wallaga Lake Holiday Park.

Join an historic walking tour of the town and immerse yourself in this National Trust village and learn the significance of their cultural landscape of the Yuin People. Visit selected stores with the history behind the walls including the butcher, baker and cheesmaker.

For delightful photographic opportunities, explore beyond the town and bear witness to a stunning landscape and vast vistas.   unique vista.

We recommend you conclude your visit to Tilba Tilba with a devonshire tea.

Camel Rock, Horse Head Rock & Camel Rock Beach

Camel Rock Carpark is less than 2 minutes Drive from BIG4 Wallaga Lake Holiday Park, or walk across the road from Reception to either walk down to the beach or take the walking track through the bush to Camel Rock.

Walk over the headland to the mouth of Wallaga Lake, or walk (at low tide) around behind Camel Rock to Horse Head Rock.  Horse Head Rock is believed to be around 500 million years old and is among the oldest rocks in NSW. Barely known beyond the Sapphire Coast until recent times, this majestic rock formation is a mecca for photographers and nature lovers alike.

Walk along Camel Rock Beach to Haywards Beach and down to the Bird Sanctuary at Long Swamp

Camel Rock Beach is patrolled in school holidays near Camel Rock.

Great Fishing along the beach and there is a section of the beach that is a dog leash free area.

Blue Pool Bermagui

Bermagui’s famous Blue Pool is a “must see” Sapphire Coast attraction. It is located off Pacific Drive at the base of a dramatic rocky cliff face. A natural rock pool, it is washed with clean clear ocean water and is a wonderful swimming and snorkelling spot.

The steps down to the Blue Pool as well as the toilet, shower and change room amenities were reconstructed in 2010. At the same time, a new viewing platform was constructed which offers magnificent coastal views and is the perfect spot for whale watching.

The Blue Pool was awarded a Certificate of Excellence by TripAdvisor in 2015.

Bermagui Dirt Surfers MBT Park

Bermagui’s Mountain Bike Trail, the Dirt Surfers MBT Park is only 5 minutes ride from BIG4 Wallaga Lake Holiday Park on Scenic Forrest Drive.

Gulaga National Park (Mount Dromedary)

Mount Gulaga is an extinct volcano rising 797 metres above sea level. The mountain and the surrounding area are significant to the Yuin people, particularly the women. Gulaga has been described by Aboriginal people as the place of ancestral origin for all Yuin people, while the mountain itself symbolises the mother and provides a basis for Aboriginal spiritual identity.

The steep track up the mountain was built in 1894 for gold miners. Take the gravel path from Pam’s Store in Tilba Tilba and continue up the mountain. At ‘Halfway Rock’ the trail leads 1.6 kilometres off the main track to the foundations of the mine manager’s residence. Return to the main track and 30 minutes later you should reach ‘The Saddle’ – a great rest spot. Push on to the summit with its spectacular views to the coast, along the way enjoying a beautiful rainforest teeming with life.

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Montreal Goldfield

The Montreal Goldfield, located right next door to BIG4 Wallaga Lake Holiday Park.  It offers a great outing for families, experience seekers, interest groups of all ages.  This goldfield was also the start of the great unsolved Bermagui Mystery—the disappearance of a government surveyor and four other men.

Local guides answer these questions and more during engrossing daily tours.

Camel Rock Brewery and Cafe

This unique brewery and cafe is located within Wallaga Lake Holiday Park.  It’s open to the public and guests. Here you can try a wide range of craft beers and American influenced food.

The laidback American style menu is designed to complement the brews coming out of the microbrewery. Whether you are after a small snack or a hearty burger, there is something to please everyone on the menu, plus a selection of beers, wines, ciders, soft drinks, and spirits to quench your thirst.

Dine-in or takeaway.

More information about Camel Rock Brewery and Cafe »


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Mimosa Wines

Nestled at Murrah, midway between the coastal townships of Bermagui and Tathra, this 200-acre property is discreetly tucked away in a coastal valley between the pristine beaches and spectacular coastline of Mimosa Rocks National Park and the rainforest, waterfalls and mountain scenery of Biamanga National Park.

The seven-acre vineyard has been established since initial plantings in 1999. Winemaker Glenn Butson appreciated the challenges involved with growing grapes in this fickle maritime climate and  selected Chambourcin, Verdelho, Tempranillo and the ultra premium Spanish white Albarino for their compatibility with the terroir and lifestyle of this unique area.With biodynamic practices employed to invigorate soils and combat disease, and passionate wine-making producing innovative wine styles, these selections have proven inspirational.

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Tilba Valley Wines & Ale House

Tilba Valley Wines is magnificently situated on the shores of Lake Corunna, under the foothills of Gulaga (Mount Dromedary), just a few minutes drive from Central Tilba and about ten minutes drive from BIG4 Wallaga Lake Holiday Park

Taste their selection of wines made on site which include semillon, traminer, riesling, shiraz, cabernet sauvignon and delicious Australian-style port and muscat. Special offers are always available at the Cellar Door.

Enjoy the imaginative lunch menu including the famous Ploughman’s lunch, daily specials, morning coffee, and Devonshire teas.

Regular musical, cultural, and artistic events throughout the year.

Bermagui Markets

Please make sure you check with our friendly reception staff as dates and venues may have changed due to COVID restrictions.

Bermagui Fishermen’s Wharf Growers Markets

The Bermagui Growers Market is held each Thursday afternoon alongside Bermagui Harbour. This local growers and producers market has a spectacular location and is set in the heart of the Sapphire Coast’s rich farming country. Breads and dairy, freshly harvested fruit and vegetables, spices and sauces and sweet treats. Stock up on goods for your kitchen as well as the ready to eat items prepared just for an occasion. Kick back and enjoy the ambience. The market is closed during the winter months of June, July and August

Bermagui Markets

The Bermagui Markets, with handmade and homemade products, is held on the last Sunday of every month in Dickinson Park, overlooking Horseshoe Bay. The Bermagui Markets specialise in handmade, homemade and local produce. From 8.30 – 12.30pm.

BIG4 Wallaga Lake Holiday Park

Positioned on the shores of Wallaga Lake and only a short walk to Haywards and Camel Rock beaches, our beautiful lakefront caravan park makes us the perfect base to attend all the events happening in Bermagui and the surrounding area.

From our central location, you can explore the NSW South Coast including Bermagui, Central Tilba, Tilba Tilba, Cobargo, Bega, Batemans Bay, Eden and the entire Sapphire Coast:

  • Bermagui – 10 minutes
  • Tilba Tilba – 12 minutes
  • Cobargo – 20 minutes
  • Bega – 50 minutes
  • Eden – 1 hour, 30 minutes
  • Batemans Bay – 1 hour, 20 minutes
  • Canberra – 3 hours, 20 minutes
  • Sydney – 5 hours

When you’re not exploring the area or attending the exciting events held all year round, our caravan park has a wide range of onsite facilities to keep all ages happy. With a nature-based and adventure focus, guests of all ages will love staying with us.

You’ll never have to leave BIG4 Wallaga Lake Holiday Park as there is so much to do right here in the caravan park. Our lakefront setting has a private beach, boat ramp and jetty. Camel Rock Brewery & Cafe is located onsite and is an easy walk from all campsites and accommodation within the park. The Brewery & Cafe serves delicious, American-style, along with a range of craft beers, wines and ciders.

There’s plenty to keep kids busy at all times of year including our playground, swimming pool, jumping pillow, tennis court, pedal car hire, giant chess and mini golf.  You can also hire canoes, kayaks and tinnies to explore Wallaga Lake.  During the school holidays, we hold movies on the foreshore, treasure hunts, sandcastle competitions, bingo, karaoke, mini golf championships and Boucce competitions.

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