The coastal steamers are long gone, but you still can walk around the fleets of fishing and charter boats.If you would like to try fishing, either game or reef fishing, there are plenty of boat charter operators who would be happy to provide a trip and all the necessities.It would probably be a good idea to pre-book: the contact is the Bermagui...more
Horseshoe Bay is immediately across the main street of Bermagui from the shopping centre, with adjacent parks and playing fields. It is sheltered from most weather and sea conditions, making it ideal for children. Those more interested in surfing have a choice of nearby Beares (just south of Blue Pool) , Haywards or Mooreshead beaches. The second...more
This interesting steel object appeared on the grass verge, adjacent to the boat harbour not long ago. Apparently it has caused quite a degree of local controversy – not least about what it is supposed to represent.I think my title would be ’Swirling into infinity’, but feel free to use your imaginations!more
Rockfishing is a common pursuit on the rocky headlands of Australia’s coasts. It can bring excellent results, but also can be perilous – particularly if seas are high. If you are inexperienced, seek expert advice before trying it: this is not a recommended way to feature in news headlines!The headlands on the south coast at Bermagui are popular...more
Bermagui has two excellent tide-filled swimming pools among the rocks – one for adults and one for children, known collectively as 'The Blue Pool'. Apart from safety and fresh salt water, the Blue Pool also features spectacular views of the coast. It was financed for the town by a wealthy benefactor, William Dickenson, who moved there to retire in...more
The Bermagui Country Club is typical of licensed clubs throughout NSW. It welcomes visitors, who are able to enjoy the licensed dining room, have a drink in the bar, or play the poker machines.
Although I have listed the Club under 'nightlife', it also offers an (apparently excellent) 18 hole golf course and lawn bowls.
Dress Code: Respectable casual clothes.
Opals are Australia's national gemstone. They come in a range of colours, from very pale milk opal to black opal - but share one common point, the brilliant flashes of light they produce.The owner of Colour Flash Opals in Cobargo has a mine in the opal fields at Lightning Ridge, NSW. So he very sensibly spends the summers near the beach in his shop...more
Cobargo is somewhat less busy now than some years ago, when it grew as an important intersection. Since then the banks have closed, the roads have developed, and now the work is mostly carried out by craftspeople and by shops selling their wares. (Photo 2) If the anklebiters are becoming a little restless in the car, there also is a very good play...more
Captain Cook was the first known European to sight these shores, in 1770. He gave the prominent mountain in the background its name of Mt Dromedary, because its shape reminded him of a camel’s back. It also appears in my heading photo for this page.
The villages of Tilba Tilba and Central Tilba nestle alongside the mountain.