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Travel Tales: The Sapphire Coast from Merimbula to Bermagui

After leaving Eden, I drove up the Sapphire Coast on Wednesday. I made several stops along the way. Starting with Pambula lake and then Pambula beach followed by breakfast at Merimbula. Merimbula is probably one of the bigger towns in that it has your usual shops and a busy town life. I enjoyed some pancakes for breakfast and then browsed through some stores including a book store — Booktique — and yes, I caved and bought a couple of books as well!

pambula beach

Pambula Beach


Booktique: A book store with coffee as well. Gotta love them!

I continued to head north with Tathra being my next stop. It’s a very small town but so beautiful. There were several hikes that caught my eye and I realise I’m going to have to come back with some of my friends to camp and hike. I even checked out some campsites at Borunda National Park during some of my detours. There are several beaches and so many of them untouched. In some of the national parks, I was the only person around. A little bit creepy too but I definitely will be back with friends. I’m not that game to camp on my  own!


Chamberlain lookout at Tathra


Pelicans everywhere!

Eventually, I made my way to Bermagui around 2 and got some ideas for short walks at the information centre. I went to a couple of the lookouts at Bermagui including the Blue Pool. I checked in to my cabin at Wallaga Lake and was spurred on to cook myself a proper dinner given that they had all the necessary kitchen equipment including a stove. I headed out to do some walks only to realise that they would have to be return walks to my car and would take longer than I expected, and because I wanted to hit the shops before it closed, I figured I’d just see some of the major points along the walks which I could get through to by driving.


Camel Rock at Bermagui


Blue Pool at Bermagui


Bunny rabbit on my walk


I caught a spectacular sunset back at my accommodation by the lake. And finally, wound down for the night by cooking myself a steak and a salad. I really liked the accommodation at Bermagui. It was simple and yet so convenient. Had there been more to explore around the town, I probably would have stayed another night. But instead, I headed off this morning on my next adventure.


Wallaga Lake


Sunset from the patio


I will share my adventures in Tilba Tilba in my next post!

Stay tuned…

***Linking with Grace for FYBF***

Until next time,


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  • Bikram
    23 May 2014 at 1:15 am

    again dont have word other than wow , wow , wow … WOWWwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww

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  • Kalpana Solsi
    23 May 2014 at 9:25 pm

    All alone by yourself at the Borunda National Park. Wasn’t it a bit queer.
    Liked the Camel Rock at Bermugai.
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  • Rajlakshmi
    23 May 2014 at 10:19 pm

    Ohh god look at those views!!! how beautiful!! I would love to go hiking there one day. Time to get my lazy husband on the road. 😀 Brilliant post 😀
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  • Swathi Shenoy
    23 May 2014 at 11:06 pm

    Beautiful snaps!! It would have been so much fun!
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  • Cathy Graham
    24 May 2014 at 7:16 am

    I enjoyed traveling along with you. What gorgeous photos! Hope to tag along on your next trip. Love your commentary.
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  • Emily @ Have A Laugh On Me
    24 May 2014 at 7:32 pm

    Looks like quite a peaceful spot, a nice place to soak up the atmosphere, great pics BTW
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  • Becky from BeckyandJames.com
    25 May 2014 at 8:20 pm

    Lovely photos. We love to take a trip down to Bermagui for lunch at the Fisherman’s Wharf and a visit to Blue Pool. I’ve not been to Camel Rock though, will have to put that on the list.
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  • Grace
    27 May 2014 at 9:58 am

    Gorgeous photos! Bermagui is a very special place for my parents. They go fishing there a lot and we spent one very hot New Year’s Day with them there. I was asleep in the car, they were fishing and Mr Surfer…well, he was surfing! Beautiful and secluded spot.
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  • gretel
    16 July 2014 at 5:19 am

    ooooohhhhh such a pity that you didn’t find more of our hidden treasures. Bermagui is a little treasure trove of beautiful spots :) but that just means there is more for you to discover next time ;)