The small coastal town of Tathra is known for its beautiful beach, stunning surrounding national parks and the iconic heritage-listed Tathra Wharf.
Located on the NSW Sapphire Coast Tathra is 525 km (6 hr drive) south of Sydney and 243 km (3 hr drive) from Canberra. The regional centre of Bega is only 16 km (15 min drive) inland from Tathra.
A popular fishing spot, Tathra Wharf was opened in 1862 for the steam ships transporting goods and people along the NSW South Coast. The wharf now houses the Tathra Maritime Museum and a restaurant.
Merimbula airport is located approximately 23 km (20 min drive) 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).
Tathra is home to more than 1,500 people, the median age of residents is 52 years. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people make up 1.2% of the population.
Bega has a major regional hospital – South East Regional Hospital that opened in 2016. It offers emergency department bays, medical and surgical inpatient beds, a maternity unit, a critical care unit, operating theatres including day surgery, renal dialysis chairs, oncology area, separate mental health unit and a subacute rehabilitation unit.
There is an Ambulance Service of NSW station at Bega.