Long Weekend in Bermagui

A view of Sapphire Coast
Image: Sapphire Coast, David Rogers
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.





Bermagui – Cobargo – Tilba – Bermagui


2-3 nights Bermagui



DINNER: Camel Rock Brewery

Arriving on a Friday night? Start your weekend with family or friends with a relaxed dinner and local brews at Camel Rock Brewery. Just five minutes north of Bermagui, this is the perfect place to wind down from your week. If you want to sample the range of beers crafted in the micro-brewery without having to drive to your accommodation, call on Paul at Bermi & Beyond to drive you there and back.

Friends eating Burger Fires, Wings, and Beer ar Camel Rock Brewery, Bar and Grill
Camel Rock Brewery produces quality beers on-site in a wide range of styles, from pales to porters, saisons and barrel-aged old ales, and more.  Sourcing local hops from Bemboka,


Today is for visiting close-by villages on a short route known as ‘the triangle’, but let’s not rush.  Coffee or breakfast at Octopii will start your day with flavours crafted by chef Nerine Hoek.  Stylish and generous breakfasts are typical here, and the morning atmosphere is friendly.  You’re bound to end up chatting with some locals.

Chocolate cheesecake on a plate
In the fishing village of Bermagui, chef Nerine Hoek crafts flavoursome dishes with the abundant supply of fresh local mussels, oysters, and fish. This intimate restaurant is a seafood

MORNING TASTERS: Tilba Talks and Heritage Walks

A short scenic drive beyond Wallaga Lake takes you to the historic village of Central Tilba.  This National Trust village is full of stories and home to Tilba Real Dairy.  Explore the village and sample its food delights on a guided and catered tour with a local guide.


Head south on the triangle to the rural village of Cobargo. On Saturday mornings, you can browse for local produce and foodie gifts at Cobargo General Store.

woman eating chocolate ice cream
This is the home of the renowned Cobargo Home Made Ice Cream.  Store owners Alfred and Jane have been making their ice cream in the Bega Valley since 2007.
CELLAR DOORS: North of Eden Distillery and Breakfast Creek Vineyard

Another 15 minutes south of Cobargo is North of Eden Distillery. Head here to sample and buy small-batch gins that have been winning awards around the world. Gavin and Karen are wonderful hosts and will happily give you an insight into how they craft their award-winning spirits.

North of Eden 4 bottles of Gin: The Admiral Gin, The Classic Gin, Oyster Shell Gin, and Connoisseur Gin
North of Eden is a tiny artisan distillery nestled in the rolling green hills of the Sapphire Coast. It is the region’s most awarded and internationally recognised distillery, and

Or if you are heading straight back to Bermagui from Cobargo, drop into Breakfast Creek Vineyard along this final leg of the triangle to sample their Chambourcin Rose, Verdelho or fortified wines. Discover the process of making wine or stroll through the vineyard.

Picnic at Breakfast Creek Vineyard
Cattlemen of old drove their herds along the stock routes between Cobargo and Bermagui in search of new pasture and would stop at the creek in Coolagolite to breakfast. 


For aperitivo hour and beyond, head to Il Passaggio at the wharf for modern Italian with a view of the fishing fleet. Sit out on the deck to enjoy the best pizza in town or a full a la carte meal starring local produce.
Mussels cooked in cherry tomatoes
Il Passaggio is a modern Italian Restaurant overlooking the Bermagui Harbour and Fishermen’s Wharf.  Featuring fresh local seafood and farm produce, the simple Italian menu aims to keep the


BREAKFAST: Boneless Vegetarian Cafe

Hang about the town today and soak up the beachside vibe.  Gaze out over the sparkling Horseshoe Bay from Boneless Café.  Excellent coffee, nourishing and delicious vegetarian meals and hemp smoothies to die for.

Boneless Vegetarian Café serves inspiring vegetarian and vegan food.  With a passion for flavour, owners Tenzin and Emily make the food they love to eat.  They give diners a


Blue Pool alongside crashing waves
Photo by David Rogers Photography

You’re spoilt for choice in Bermagui.  Chill out on the gentle sand and surf of Horseshoe Bay or plunge into the iconic Blue Pool alongside crashing waves and surfing seals.  In the middle of town, you’ll find the ideal picnic spot for families with the young and old at Bruce Steere Pool – complete with an accessibility ramp that helps you ease into the water.

LUNCH: Eurolicious

After working up an appetite in the water, Eurolicious is the destination.  Come as you are and sit at a streetside table for a lunchtime feast or light meal.  Ollie and Svenja will welcome you with European delights such as Jaeger Schnitzel and their divine apple strudel.

Then stroll back across the road to Horseshoe Bay, settle in on the sand and take in the view.

Sweet Dish at Eurolicious
A cosy restaurant with outdoor dining and a cute arched window coffee servery, Eurolicious is the place to indulge in European specialties made right here. Start your day with

AFTERNOON TEA: Bermagui Gelati Clinic

If anything is going to draw you away from Bermagui’s idyllic beach, it will be the ice cream and coffee of the Bermagui Gelati Clinic.  Right on the waterfront at the fishing harbour, you’ll find summery delights starring local flavours.  In winter, this is also your best bet for a coffee after 3pm in Bermagui.

A person holding ice cream with a Bermagui view in the background
Francesca and Alberto specialise in ice cream, Italian style! With a boutique store in Bermagui, every flavour has a tailored recipe for a sculptured taste. The area is rich


For a special group lunch or dinner with friends or family, call Meeghan and Tony at Millford Acres Farm in nearby Tanja. They will curate a stylish farm shed dinner featuring an Argentinian cross BBQ and produce from their farm.
Milford Acres Farm plate experience
Millford Acres Farm offers a paddock to plate experience, hosting food events that feature their homegrown beef and organic micro market garden.  Owners Megan and Tony are seasoned caterers


STOCKING THE ESKY: Il Passaggio Provodore

Another visit to Eurolicious will set you up for a creamy coffee or a big breakfast.  But before you contemplate the drive home, drop by Il Passaggio Provodore, just a few steps from Eurolicious on the main street of Bermagui. You can fill your basket with local products, and Chef Benny will happily prepare a picnic lunch for your trip home.

Pasta at Il Passaggio Provodore
Il Passaggio Provodore is a pasta kitchen, deli & Italian Grocer. All fresh pasta for their restaurant (also named Il Passaggio) is made in-house and is available to buy

LONG WEEKEND PICNIC: Bermagui to Wallaga Coastal Walk

With your basket and esky full, you might think it’s time to leave, but why not stay a little longer?  That picnic lunch is too tempting and just out of Bermagui is an easy and spectacular clifftop walk that leads to a grassy picnic spot overlooking the sea, Wallaga Lake and Gulaga mountain.  The Bermagui to Wallaga Coastal Walk is the surprise ending that every long weekend needs.



If you happen to be in Bermagui on a Thursday in the warmer months, head to the Bermagui Growers and Makers Market for fresh local produce, artisanal foods and arts and crafts.  Producers include Breakfast Creek Vineyard, Cracked Pepper Kitchen, Millford Acres Farm and Mountain View Tomatoes.


Gulaga Gold Truffiere runs private and shared truffle hunts throughout winter.  Join in the fun of a hunt.  You’ll be paired up with a truffle dog whose keen sense of smell will help you find truffle gold below the oak and hazel trees.

Gulaga Gold black Perigord truffles
Food lovers agree that a truffle hunt is on their list of ‘Top Ten Things to Do.’ In the shadows of Gulaga Mountain, along the edges of rainforest gullies

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