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Delicious From Dawn ‘Til Dusk

"Tantalising tastes at every twist and turn. Every trail tells a different story...” The Secret Diary of a Foodie

Savour
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Are you a food lover seeking a new story to share with friends?  A story with spectacular scenery, friendly locals, easy adventures and food that’s delicious from dawn ‘til dusk?  We know a place.  The Gourmet Coast is a pocket of beauty that will capture your tastebuds and your heart.  Stretching from Batemans Bay in the north to Eden in the south, it is here that you’ll find local flavours and people passionate about food.  Amazing oyster growers, distillers, farmers, wine makers, bakers, chefs, brewers and baristas call this coast home.  Find them on one of our trail itineraries or write your own adventure.  Whichever path you follow, you’ll find a warm welcome and tantalising tastes at every twist and turn.

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Of course your break isn’t just sitting back with some of the best food and drink you’ll find.  There’s plenty to see on the Gourmet Coast too.  Most of the food you’ll eat here comes with a stunning view of the ocean, mountains, farms or forest.  But if you need to stretch your legs, there are easy walking trails along clifftops and through forests, pristine and secluded beaches down any side road, historic buildings, sea pools and coastal villages to explore. 

On your own or with friends or family, there’s plenty to do on water and on land – whale watching, fishing charters, kayaking, surfing, mountain biking, markets, festivals and events, art browsing, and classes to make your own culinary delights. So take your time, pack a picnic and enjoy some easy adventure.  We’ve got all the beauty you can taste.

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Food Adventures

Itineraries — north, south or anywhere in between

1 DAY
Ideal for Canberrans needing a mid-winter mini break, try these pairings to connect with amazing foodies while enjoying warm, sunny days on the Gourmet Coast Trail. These easy, one-day itineraries are made even more special by staying overnight. Accommodations on the Gourmet Coast Trail include glamping beside sheltered estuaries to Tiny Homes on farms to cosy B&Bs in heritage buildings. If you’re feeling the cold in Canberra this winter, zip down the Clyde and venture a little further to explore the Bay and beyond.
3 DAYS
If you love oysters, you’ll love this Getaway. But oysters aren’t the only stars on the plate when you visit the rich waters of Merimbula, Pambula and Eden. This weekend itinerary is a mix of casual and fine dining that takes you from oyster leases to breweries to stylish restaurants – perfect for friends who want to mix it up, meet some makers and take it easy.
3 DAYS
Discover the food revolution that has taken over this fishing village in the heart of the Gourmet Coast. With an abundance of great food and beach adventures within easy walking distance, Bermagui is a relaxed place to take a long weekend. Including a short drive into the hinterland to visit the country villages of Cobargo and Tilba, this itinerary introduces you to people, landscapes and flavours that will capture your heart and your tastebuds.
4-5 DAYS
This is five days of fun food adventures for you and your besties. You’ll eat and laugh your way along the coast, meeting great chefs and makers and dining in spectacular locations. Your insta account and your tastebuds are going to feel the love. This adventure includes visits to bars, distilleries, breweries and wineries. To ensure you have a good time and travel safely, we recommend you book group transport through Bermi & Beyond. They will show you a fun time and they know the locals.
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Gourmet Coast Food Lovers

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Mr Bold Catering Co. gourmet outdoor picnic foods
Narooma

Mr Bold Catering Co

Mr Bold Catering Co offers a gourmet food experience at stunning locations on the Gourmet Coast. Whether you are visiting loved ones, enjoying a short

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Bodalla Bakery

There’s always room for you to chat with friends and family at Bodalla Bakery. Be welcomed as you enjoy a coffee by Little Paradise Coffee

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Harbourview House
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Harbourview House

Welcome to Harbourview House, where paradise meets convenience in Bermagui! Nestled in the most desirable location, the stunning property offers you the best of both

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Broadwater Oysters

Broadwater Oysters presents an unrivalled ‘Tide-to-Table’ experience on the water’s edge at Pambula Lake. This award-winning working oyster farm offers fresh Sydney Rock oysters grown

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Experience the hospitality of the Gourmet Coast

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The Bower at Broulee

Escape to The Bower at Broulee for your own private forest retreat and leave your worries and cares behind. With bushwalking trails around this 100

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Top of the Lake Holiday Apartments
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Top of the Lake Holiday Units

Situated just a five-minute drive from the stunning beaches of Merimbula/Pambula, Top of the Lake Holiday Units welcomes guests to boutique, pet-friendly accommodations. With one,

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Horizon Apartments Narooma

Nestled in the idyllic coastal town of Narooma, Horizon Holiday Apartments offer a perfect retreat for those seeking a relaxing and rejuvenating getaway. Situated within

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Experience

What the Gourmet Coast has to offer

Bermagui

Bermagui Brushes

Indulge in the ultimate artistic experience at GrimmHewitt Studio/Gallery, where your creative spirit can flourish in a relaxed and inviting atmosphere! Set against the backdrop of a tranquil bush setting, the working studio is the perfect place to unwind and let your creativity flow as you paint your very own

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Narooma

Mal’s BBQ Boats

Hiring one of Mal’s BBQ Boats is a must do activity on any visit to Narooma. Enjoy the scenery of the Wagonga Inlet on one of Mal’s easy to drive BBQ Boats – no boat licence required. Equipped with an onboard barbecue, enjoying a day on the water has never

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Narooma Charters

Narooma Charters offers an unforgettable maritime adventure on the pristine waters of Australia’s South Coast. Their Barunguba Montague Island Tours unveil the beauty of this untouched gem, rich in wildlife and natural wonders. For marine enthusiasts, Whale Watching Tours provide a front-row seat to awe-inspiring cetacean migrations. Anglers can rejoice

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Tathra

Navigate Expeditions

Kayaking, mountain biking, and walking Eco Tours near Eden, Merimbula, Tathra, and Bermagui on the far South Coast NSW. Immerse yourself in, small group, sustainable adventures designed for the environmentally conscious traveler. Foodies can enjoy the following tours; The Kayak and Shuck Tour near Eden and Merimbula Combine two of

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Acknowledgement of Country

In the spirit of reconciliation, the Gourmet Coast Trail Inc. acknowledges the people of the Yuin Nation as Traditional Custodians of Country in the shires of Bega Valley and Eurobodalla, and the Ngarigo people as Traditional Custodians of Country in the Snowy Monaro Shire. We pay our respect to their Elders past, present and emerging and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

How To

Use the Trip Planner

First ensure you have created a free account by registering here, if you have already registered, log in.

Browse through the profiles of our member’s businesses in the region. You can use the controls below the map to filter out results you’re looking for.

At the bottom of each member profile there is a section that will allow you to either create a new trip and add that location to your new trip or add the current location to an existing trip.

Once you have added the businesses you are interested in visiting, go to My Trips to see the trips you have created and view those trips on a map with a suggested route.