PAGE 126 I LAKES COAST VISITOR GUIDE TASMAN SEA BEARES BEACH HORSESHOE BAY BEACH DICKINSON POINT BERMAGUI POINT MOORHEADS BEACH KEATING HEADLAND TASMAN SEA TAT H RA B E RM A GUI R D B U N G A ST L A M O N T S T W A L L A GA LA K E R D L A M O NT S T S C E N I C D R I V E P A C I F I C D R I V E M U R R A H S T M U R R A H S T N U T L E Y S C R E E K R D W A P E N G O S T BERMAGUI WELCOME TO 2546 BERMAGUI LAGOON BERMAGUI RIVER BERMAGUI HARBOUR DICKINSON PARK TATHRA TO COBARGO & WALLAGA LAKE TO MURRAH STATE FOREST BERMAGUI STATE FOREST Scan here for full detailed map Distance fromMelbourne: 648km Distance from Sydney: 381km Population: 1298 approx. Attractions: Diving, snorkelling, sur ng and swimming and an 18-hole golf course, The Bermagui Market and the Montreal Gold eld. Amenities: There are a couple of accommodation options available and eateries selling fresh, local seafood. V E V E D I V R I D R C P R BEMM RIVER GIPSY POINT MALLACOOTA EDEN PAMBULA MERIMBULA TATHRA BEGA BERMAGUI Mecca for deep sea and coastal anglers Untouched wilderness, sapphire blue waters, rocky headlands and startling, seemingly endless, clean sandy beaches surround Bermagui. While the town was first established in the 1830s for local dairy farmers, the location’s pristine waters saw Bermagui quickly develop into a fishing harbour. At its closest point to the mainland the Australian continental shelf is just 20 kilometres off the coast of Bermagui. Essentially this means exceptional deep sea fishing in close proximity to the shore, in particular yellow fin and black marlin. Charter boats operate daily to take divers, deep-sea and game anglers out to sea to test their luck with the much sought after species of the deep. Closer to shore salmon and tailor can be caught at Haywards Beach, Moore Heads Beach, Camel Rock, and Cuttagee Beach. Lake Wallaga is the largest lake in southern New South Wales, and a wonderful place for swimming, fishing, sailing, boating, water skiing, and prawning in season. The fishing at the lake is fabulous and there is boat hire as well as picnic and toi- let facilities. The serenity of the natural surroundings offers a perfect place for a sail or swim with accommodation surrounding the water’s edge. Bermagui Headlands, Wallaga Lake mouth and headlands south into Mimosa Rocks National Park are popular rock fishing spots. Estuary fishing in the Bermagui River and Wallaga Lake to the north can be very rewarding. Bermagui’s protected harbour is a haven for fishers of the deep waters not far off the coast.