Tathra is a historic shipping port and popular holiday stop over on the NSW Sapphire Coast.
The population of Tathra is 1,526 and is comprised of approximately 50.3% females and 49.7% males. Tathra has a population of 16 (1.0%) indigenous people and a median age of 49.
Tathra is a seaside town on the Sapphire Coast found on the South Coast NSW in Bega Valley Shire. It is 450 km (just under six hours south) of Sydney and 240 km (3 hours south east) of Canberra. Tathra is known for the historic centrepiece of the town – Tathra Wharf – built in 1861.
Merimbula airport is located approximately 20 minutes from Tathra. Regional Express fly to Merimbula from Sydney and Melbourne.
Countrylink has a service from Sydney to Bega (train service to Canberra, then bus service from Canberra to Bega).
The main industries people from Tathra work in are:
- Accommodation and food services
- Health care and social assistance
- Retail trade
- Education and training
- Public administration and safety
Bega (just under 20 minutes from Tathra) has a major regional hospital and offers:
- 134 overnight beds
- 15 emergency department bays
4 emergency medical unit beds
- 46 acute medical inpatient beds
The closest ambulance service is in Bega.
There is one medical practices in Tathra
There is one pre-school in Tathra:
There are two supermarkets in Tathra – the Tathra Friendly Grocer and the Tathra Beach Supermarket.
Situated in central Bega, just under 20 minutes away is Sapphire Marketplace. This major regional shopping centre is anchored by Woolworths and Big W along with Dick Smith, Dan Murphy’s and over 20 specialty stores. There is also a Coles supermarket in Bega.
There is a Catholic Church in Tathra and a number of other places of worship in nearby Bega including Anglican, Presbyterian, Seventh-day Adventist and Uniting churches. The nearest Buddhist Temples and Muslim Mosques are located in Canberra (3 hours from Tathra).
Tathra Beach Country Club
Tathra Cricket Club
Tathra Ladies Soccer
Tathra Ladies Mountain Bike Club
Tathra Senior Rugby League
Tathra Sea Eagles FC
Tathra United Football Club
Tathra Beachside Poll & Waterpark
Social Media Groups
Bega, Tathra, Merimbula, Kalaru, Eden & Cooma Buy, Sell, Trade
Points of Interest
Tathra Beach meanders 3km around the shoreline. It is patrolled in summer and protected from southerly winds making it great for surf, board riding and sailboarding.
Fresh seafood and other delights can be enjoyed in several venues in Tathra, from elegant restaurants, a beachfront cafe, or as a take away to your favourite spot. Two clubs and the historic Hotel offer relaxation, refreshment, meals and top live entertainment.
Historic Tathra Wharf remains a popular fishing platform, and a great spot for snorkelling and scuba diving. Penguins and fur seals from the nearby Montague Island occasionally frolic around the beams of the wharf, and dolphins are also frequently spotted in nearby waters.
You can also browse around the galleries and antique shops in and around Tathra.