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South Coast Summer Series: Bermagui

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Derived from the Dyirringanj word, permageua, Bermagui rests under the shadow of Gulaga Mountain and is home to crystal clear pools, hidden bays and sun-kissed sandy shores.

It is the pinnacle of everything summer stands for. Here’s where to eat, play and stay.

EAT

Honorbread

 

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It’s hard to beat the joy of ripping into a fresh loaf of bread with its crusty outside and warm, fluffy inside. Head to Honorbread for all your carb needs from the staples of sourdough to the delights of a flakey pastry – whatever it is, they bake perfection every time. Pop instore to see what sweet delights they have chosen for that day.

8 Bunga Street, Bermagui | honorbread.com

Octopii Restaurant

Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, here the menus are diverse, and the servings are generous. In the mornings, the alluring aroma of freshly baked muffins, savoury breakfasts and Allpress coffee fills the air, by by lunchtime, the menu shifts to modern Australian with an eclectic mix of Asian and Middle Eastern flavours. At dinner, seafood is the star ingredient. It’s well worth a visit.

3/5 Wallaga Lake Road, Bermagui | octopii.com.au

il Passaggio

 

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Some days you just need a bowl of pasta and a couple hot slices of pizza. Head to il Passaggio for a delicious glass of wine with an antipasti or pizza. You can also sit on the banquette and look at the boats in the harbour while you enjoy a three course lunch or dinner. Heaven.

Fishermen’s Wharf, 79 Lamont Street, Bermagui| ilpassaggio.com.au

Eurolicious


Tucked up a side street from the main thoroughfare, don’t miss this little hidden gem bringing a taste of Europe to seaside Bermi. Head in to try one of their classics like the Apple Strudel, the German Cheesecake, a delicious egg and bacon roll (AKA The Traveller) or a German hotdog with a yummy pretzel. Who doesn’t love cosy European dishes?

2/30 Lamont Street, Bermagui | eurolicious.com.au

The Sundeck

Located on Bermagui’s Fishermen’s Wharf Complex, here you can sit back and admire the stunning views while eating a freshly caught seafood lunch. Heaven.

Fishermen’s Wharf, 79 Lamont St, Bermagui | thesundeck.com.au

Eastwood’s of Bermagui

All made from scratch using fresh, locally sourced ingredients wherever possible (including gluten free and dairy free options), to try this eatery you need to plan ahead to order your delicious meals. Cooked by Kelly Eastwood (she use to be a private chef for royalty… just saying) pick them up from the Bermagui deli or jump behind the counter and enjoy a lesson from this cooking legend.

1/26 Bunga Street, Bermagui | eastwoodsbermagui.com.au

Boneless Vegetarian Café

 

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Think of this as the Sweet Bones of Bermagui. Boneless serves up delicious vegan and vegetarian meals that will even impress the most dedicated meat eater. We promise that you’ll be happy and full by the time you walk back out the doors.

1/14 Lamont Street, Bermagui | bonelesscafe.com.au

Bermi’s Beachside Café


Offering one of the best views over Horseshoe Bay, enjoy an alfresco meal as you soak in the view over the horizon and you sip away on your morning latte.

2/4 Lamont Street, Bermagui| bermibeachside.com

Mimosa Wines and Restaurant

 

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When in Bermagui you’ve got to try the local wine (it’d be rude not to). Head out to Mimosa to enjoy an al a carte lunch or a six course dinner designed to be perfectly paired with a range of Australian wines, overlooking sweeping views over the vineyard. Want to be able to drink the whole bottle? Book in to stay the night in one of their stunning spaces.

2845 Tathra Road, Bermagui |mimosawines.com.au

Bermagui Gelati Clinic

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. Check out their socials to see what special flavours they’re whipping up. Cardamom saffron and pumpkinseeds gelato anyone?

Fishermen’s Wharf, 79 Lamont Street Bermagui | facebook.com

PLAY

Montreal Goldfield

In September 1880, gold was discovered on a beach north of Bermagui. Named Montreal Goldfield, the rush barely lasted from 1880-1883 but nearly 250kg of gold was unearthed using only a pick and shovel.

This goldfield was also the start of the great unsolved Bermagui Mystery – the disappearance of a government surveyor and four other men. Head along for a tour to see if you can solve the mystery.

769 Wallaga Lake Road, Bermagui | montrealgoldfield.org.au

Camel rock

 

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This amazing ancient rock formation comprised of folded 470 million year old turbidite beds that were created by underwater avalanches 450 million years ago has ended up looking exactly like a resting camel. A gorgeous spot to watch the sunrise, snap some shots of this stunning rocky outcrop and head along on a short 1.5-kilometre walking track up to Murunna Point.

Off Wallaga Lake Road, Bermagui |visitnsw.com

Bermagui Blue Pool


This gem along the Sapphire Coast is all opaline hues – think azure fading to turquoise to blush and then canary yellow. Clamber down the cliff and you’re greeted by the 50m-long seawater swimming hole often filled with some aquatic friends for you to watch.

Pacific Drive, Bermagui | visitnsw.com

Horseshoe Bay

Aptly named for its rounded shore, Horseshoe Bay is a picturesque beach in the heart of Bermagui, with stunning views to Gulaga in the distance.

Head along with the whole family – with small waves and plenty of options for on shore play (as well as a playground, amenities and grassy foreshore), it’s a great way to spend a day.

Pacific Drive, Bermagui | visitnsw.com

Bermi Surf School

Will this be the summer you finally stand up on a board? Your chances are a lot higher after a lesson with Bermi Surf School. All you need to take along is a water bottle, sunscreen a towel and fun vibes.

2 Wapengo Street, Bermagui | bermaguisurfschool.com.au

SHOP

Bermagui is filled with small independent stores that will have you falling in love with unique and beautiful pieces.


Grab some new clothes from She Bermagui, Mermaids of Bermagui, The Pineapple House and Boho Republic. Find a new forever piece for your home at Nested on Wallga, Drift & Fossick or Bermagui Mudworks. Search for a vintage treasure at Strangers In Paradise and figure out how to strap a surfboard to your roof from the Bermagui Surf Shop.

STAY

Bermagui Beach Hotel

Built in 1895 and located in the heart of Bermagui, The Bermagui Beach Hotel is the hub of the town for locals and tourists alike. It’s situated in the centre of town (just moments from the beach, cafes, restaurants, and the famous Blue Pool), making it ideal for a base for all of your adventures.

10 Lamont Street Bermagui | bermaguibeachhotel.com.au

Harbourview House

Right near the harbour and golf course, this dog friendly accommodation is perfect for those looking for somewhere casual and comfortable to stay this summer. Have whole days where you don’t have to drive as you wander the streets and beaches surrounding this hotel. What’s not to love?

56-58 Lamont Street, Bermagui | harbourviewhouse.com.au

Reflections Holiday Park

Campers, caravanners and cabins – wherever you prefer to sleep there will be a spot for you. Offering just the right mix of charm and convenience, Reflections Holiday Parks is the perfect place to sit back, relax and savour all Bermi has to offer, with waterfront views, a barbeque area and park activities.

1 Lamont Street, Bermagui | reflectionsholidayparks.com.au

Feature image: Supplied by Tourism NSW

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