The Sapphire Coast and/or far South Coast NSW are used interchangeably to describe the same destination that is located approximately halfway between Melbourne and Sydney, on the coast of New South Wales.
It is only a 3 hour drive from Canberra via Cooma or a 6-7 hour drive from either Melbourne or Sydney. Flights operate between Merimbula, Sydney & Melbourne.
With striking coastal scenery, pristine waterways, national parks and native wildlife, the Sapphire Coast on the far NSW South Coast is one of the state’s undiscovered gems. Visitors will see plenty of wildlife and marine life, with many walks to showcase the region’s natural beauty.
Merimbula Airport offers flights to Sydney and Melbourne, with regular services by Regional Express and Qantas Link. Merimbula Airport has excellent facilities including a cafe, parking, car rental and taxi services.
Self drive and touring options abound with coastal drives along the Princes Highway, Sapphire Coast Drive and the Tathra-Bermagui Road or discover the hinterland and country delights of artisan trails, food and wine or rolling green valleys and country delights.
Bus and train options include VLine, Countrylink and Premier Motor Service from Sydney, Melbourne and Canberra.
Car hire options include: