Whale Watching
The whale season in Eden commences mid September until late November.

28 November - 1 December 2017

Australian Bowls Championship - Club Sapphire

Location: Merimbula 

The Australian Bowls Championship event returns to the calendar after a 12-year hiatus, having last been played at Harbord, NSW in 2004. 

All eight State and Territory Association’s singles, pairs, triples and fours champions will be awarded entry into the event annually, with up to 160 competitors shaping the field.

The event boasts a rich history, dating back to 1979 when it was first played in Melbourne.

Go to the WEBSITE for more information.

 

4 December 2017

Restaurants Race Day

Location: Merimbula 

Sapphire Coast Turf Club is located on a picturesque 300 acre site on Sapphire Coast Drive at Kalaru, between Merimbula and Bega and Tathra.

Restaurant’s Race Day is one of ten race meetings held during the season, with jockeys and trainers coming from all over south eastern NSW and East Gippsland to compete.

Facilities include a Function Centre which is perfect for weddings as well as race day functions. The course offers visitors and members a variety of services including TAB, local and interstate bookmakers, food and beverage services, free buses to and from the course from major local centres, picnic and family friendly areas.#

For more information visit: www.sapphirecoastturfclub.com.au

 

26 December 2017

Boxing Day Races

Location: Wallagoot

Our biggest social race day!

Sapphire Coast Turf Club is set on a picturesque 300 acre site on Sapphire Coast Drive at Kalaru, between Merimbula and Bega and Tathra.

Take advantage of the free buses and view the racing action from the large, banked lawn, members reserve or function centre. There’s also refreshments, TAB, local or interstate bookies.

Ten race meetings are held during the season with jockeys and trainers coming from all over south eastern NSW and East Gippsland to compete.

Please see the WEBSITE for bus timetables.

 

31 December 2017 - 6 January 2018

George Bass Surfboat Marathon

Location: Bateman's Bay to Eden 

Teams and single ski paddlers undergo a gruelling seven days on the open ocean, covering 190km’s of the coastline between Batemans Bay & Eden and contending with variable and wild surf conditions to launch and land their boats. They are elite athletes, skilled lifeguards and adventurers at heart.

The very first Bass was run in 1975 and was the brainchild of Bega Newspaper editor Curly Annabel who wanted to trace the journey of early explorer Surgeon Commander George Bass in 1797.

Surgeon Commander Bass with a crew of 6-navel oarsman rowed a longboat not unlike surf’s original double-ended clinker from Port Phillip down the NSW coast and around the southern end on Victoria mapping the coastline as they went. Annabel was at first thought mad and received no support, until then NSW State Secretary and Cronulla boat sweep, the legendary Nick Dixon, took up the cause and the rest, as they say, is history.

For more information CLICK HERE.

 

2 January 2018

Tathra Cup Race Day

Location: Kalaru

For a day of action packed racing and entertainment get to the Tathra Cup.
There will be plenty of free entertainment, along with Fashions on the Field with great prizes.
Free buses to and from the track – visit the web site for times and locations.
Bring the whole family and enjoy a great day out at the Sapphire Coast Turf Club, Kalaru… and back a winner!

For more information please visit: www.sapphirecoastturfclub.com.au

 

13 January 2018

Pambula Show

Location: Pambula

Pambula Show is the friendly show, providing a really good family day out, with something for everyone! A traditional country show with a carnival atmosphere! 
While the program for 2018 has yet to be confirmed, there is usually a full day equestrian program, woodchop events, free kids entertainment including, for example, Pirate Pete, balloon modellers, farm animals and racing pigs. There are also pavilion exhibits, local produce displays including the coveted Pambula Show Champion Oyster competition, dog show and dog high jump, side shows and carnival rides and much more. Special events include such things as seafood cooking demonstrations by Tassal. Lots of food stalls, a bar and the famous Pavilion Tea Room serving Devonshire tea.

For more information visit: www.pambulashow.com

 

3 February - 4 January 2018

Bega Cup Carnival

Location: Kalaru

Bega Cup Weekend is a full weekend of racing action at Sapphire Coast Turf Club.

Set on a picturesque 300 acre site on Sapphire Coast Drive at Kalaru, between Merimbula and Bega and Tathra.

Take advantage of the free buses and view the racing action from the large, banked lawn, members reserve or function centre. There’s also refreshments, TAB, local or interstate bookies.

Ten race meetings are held during the season with jockeys and trainers coming from all over south eastern NSW and East Gippsland to compete.

Please see the website for bus timetables. Entry $15

Please visit www.sapphirecoastturfclub.com.au 

 

16 February - 18 February 2018

Bega Show

Location: Bega

Our biggest show – held over 3 days!

Entertainment is outstanding with Elijay’s Freestyle Bikje Stunt Show (daily), demolition derby (Sunday), fireworks (Friday) and so much more.

Get filthy while you have fun in the Thornleigh & Mudd Monsters Obstacle Park! There are three sessions daily.

In the show ring see our best beasts, hacks and trotters and on the grounds you can see street theatre, a pet show, oyster shucking, shearing, wood chop and much more. There are also rides for the kids, show bags and market stalls.

The Bega Agricultural, Pastoral & Horticultural Society has been serving the community since 1871.

See the WEBSITE for more information.

 

2 November - 4 November 2018

EDEN WHALE FESTIVAL

Location: Eden

The Eden Whale Festival is an annual event, highlighting the southern migration of the humpback and other whales. If you want to get up close and personal with these magnificent animals, there is no better place to be in Australia than Eden on the NSW south coast.
The whales can be seen in large numbers in the town's stunning Twofold Bay, whether you are in a boat or, indeed, just from the shore.
For one weekend each year, the rich maritime and whaling history of this port on Australia's Coastal Wilderness becomes the centrepiece for a weekend that somehow seamlessly links all things whale. There's a spectacular street parade, vibrant markets showcasing and selling the work of local artisans, great local food and wine, educational marine displays and presentations, quality children's entertainment, live music, and - of course - the best whale watching experience in Australia.

Please Visit: www.edenwhalefestival.com.au

  

All Year

Wyndham Village Market

Location: Wyndham Hall, Cnr Clarke & Gordan Streets, Wyndham

Market held on the fourth Sunday of every month.  Handmade treasures, yummy homemade treats and local produce.

Hours: 8.30am to 1.00pm Phone: 02 6494 2113

All Year

Pambula Market

Location: Toallo & Narregol Streets, Pambula

Held every second Sunday of every month at Pambula Recreation Grounds. From trash ‘n’ treasure to gorgeous handcrafts and local produce, Pambula Market is a great way to spend a Sunday morning.

Hours: 8.00am to 1.00pm Phone: 02 6495 6708

All Year

SCPA Local Market

Location: Zingel Place, Bega

Held every second Friday in Littleton Gardens, Bega.  Enjoy a wide range of locally grown fruit and vegetables, meat and eggs, homemade foods, oils, honey and wine.  A variety of local crafts to browse through, plus the Seed Savers’ local seeds and a lovely venue to enjoy a snack and a drink.

Hours: 8.00am to 1.00pm

All Year

Quaama Fairs

Location: Bega Street, Quaama

Quarterly fairs featuring seasonal, local, fresh and value added produce.
- Quaama Harvest Fair:  third Sunday of April
- Quaama Fireside Fair:  third Sunday of July
- Quaama Spring Fair:  third Sunday of October
- Quaama Summer Fair:  third Sunday of January

All Year

Merimbula Seaside Market

Location: Ford Oval, Merimbula

Held on the third Sunday of the month by the seaside in Merimbula.  Loads of stalls to choose form including local produce, plants, clothing, craft and yummy food too!

Hours: 8.00am to 12.30pm

All Year

Candelo Market

Location: Mogilla Road, Candelo

Held on the first Sunday of every month in the Candelo township. The largest market on the Sapphire Coast with a field full of stalls and a strong focus on local produce, and old wares.

Hours: 8.30am to 12.30pm Phone: 02 6493 2636

All Year

Bermagui Handmade Homemade Market

Location: Lamont Street, Bermagui

Held on the last Sunday of the month at Dickinson Park opposite the main shopping strip. Specialises in handmade, homemade and local produce.

Hours: 8.30am to 12.30pm

See Dates

Nethercote Seasonal Produce Market

Location: Back Creek Road & Nethercote Road, Nethercote

Specific producers market held on the fourth Saturday of every January, April, July and October. Fresh fruit and vegetables, bread, cheese, meat, smoked fish, oysters, jams, pickles, olives, olive oil, home baking, cupcakes, plants, seedlings.

Hours: 8.00am to 12.00 noon Phone: 02 6495 7102

All Year

Wyndham Village Market

Location: Wyndham Hall, Cnr Clarke & Gordan Streets, Wyndham

Market held on the fourth Sunday of every month.  Handmade treasures, yummy homemade treats and local produce.

Hours: 8.30am to 1.00pm Phone: 02 6494 2113

All Year

Pambula Market

Location: Toallo & Narregol Streets, Pambula

Held every second Sunday of every month at Pambula Recreation Grounds. From trash ‘n’ treasure to gorgeous handcrafts and local produce, Pambula Market is a great way to spend a Sunday morning.

Hours: 8.00am to 1.00pm Phone: 02 6495 6708

All Year

SCPA Local Market

Location: Zingel Place, Bega

Held every second Friday in Littleton Gardens, Bega.  Enjoy a wide range of locally grown fruit and vegetables, meat and eggs, homemade foods, oils, honey and wine.  A variety of local crafts to browse through, plus the Seed Savers’ local seeds and a lovely venue to enjoy a snack and a drink.

Hours: 8.00am to 1.00pm

All Year

Quaama Fairs

Location: Bega Street, Quaama

Quarterly fairs featuring seasonal, local, fresh and value added produce.
- Quaama Harvest Fair:  third Sunday of April
- Quaama Fireside Fair:  third Sunday of July
- Quaama Spring Fair:  third Sunday of October
- Quaama Summer Fair:  third Sunday of January

All Year

Merimbula Seaside Market

Location: Ford Oval, Merimbula

Held on the third Sunday of the month by the seaside in Merimbula.  Loads of stalls to choose form including local produce, plants, clothing, craft and yummy food too!

Hours: 8.00am to 12.30pm

All Year

Candelo Market

Location: Mogilla Road, Candelo

Held on the first Sunday of every month in the Candelo township. The largest market on the Sapphire Coast with a field full of stalls and a strong focus on local produce, and old wares.

Hours: 8.30am to 12.30pm Phone: 02 6493 2636

All Year

Bermagui Handmade Homemade Market

Location: Lamont Street, Bermagui

Held on the last Sunday of the month at Dickinson Park opposite the main shopping strip. Specialises in handmade, homemade and local produce.

Hours: 8.30am to 12.30pm

See Dates

Nethercote Seasonal Produce Market

Location: Back Creek Road & Nethercote Road, Nethercote

Specific producers market held on the fourth Saturday of every January, April, July and October. Fresh fruit and vegetables, bread, cheese, meat, smoked fish, oysters, jams, pickles, olives, olive oil, home baking, cupcakes, plants, seedlings.

Hours: 8.00am to 12.00 noon Phone: 02 6495 7102

 October 2017

Eden Whale Festival

If you want to get up close and personal with these magnificent animals, there is no better place to be in Australia than Eden on the NSW south coast.

www.edenwhalefestival.com.au

Eden Fishing

Fishing in Eden

Access to great game, reef and sport fishing is made easy at Quarantine Bay just 3 km south of Eden. The triple lane boat ramp has fish cleaning tables, a floating wharf and boat washing facilities. There are no bars or shallow reefs to cross at Quarantine Bay, so ocean access is safe and easy.

Game Fishing Eden is an excellent spot for game fishing from December to May. Hot currents from the north swirl down, quite often getting caught in behind Greencape, which pushes the warm water in very close to shore. Eden is a well renowned Tuna port having based the Heinz Cannery for many years before it closed. Land based game fishing is also well known down here, fishing from the Pulpit and City Rocks in Ben Boyd National Park. Likely catches are Marlin, Yellowfin Tuna and Sharks. Tag and release is encouraged.

Reef fishing in Eden is excellent, as there are so many places to fish with great expanses all the way down to Greencape and Disaster Bay. There is nearly always good refuge to fish in any prevailing winds. With no dangerous bar crossing to worry about and good catches of Snapper, Morwong, Leather Jacket, Nannygai, Flathead and Gummy Sharks.

Wide Reef Fishing Eden has excellent deep reefs from 50-250 fathoms for the keen dropliner chasing fish from Morwong and Leather Jacket to Trevally, Ling and Hapuka.

Sports Fishing there are only two spots on the Sapphire Coast that offer Kingfish in good numbers and they are Montague Island, near Narooma, and Mowarry Point, south of Eden from December to July. These prestigious, hard fighting monsters can be found up to 20kg, which test out the angler and the tackle to the limit.

Estuary Fishing Sweeping tidal estuaries, deep brackish holes and clear rivers mean a bream rod is essential to your tool kit. While a tinny or kayak will get you into some amazing places, your own two feet will do almost as good. Try one of the many lakes systems – Wonboyn, Curalo, Broadwater, Nullica, rivers at Towamba and Yowaka.

Rock Fishing Head to Ben Boyd National Park for your rock fishing fix. Haycock Point, North Head and Green Cape are the hot spots. Rock fishing can be dangerous, never turn your back on the ocean.

Beach Fishing Long Beach, within the pristine Ben Boyd National Park North, will provide anglers with lots of fun especially with the salmon and tailor. Other beaches worth a try include Aslings, Saltwater Boyd Town and Wonboyn Beaches.
Other Fishing Youngsters have tremendous fun fishing off our wharves either at Snug Cove or across the Bay at the Navy Wharf (open when shipping schedules allow). A small hook will yield plenty of, slimy mackerel and trevally.

3 - 10 March 2018

Eden Amateur Fishing Club Competition

The annual week-long Eden-based fishing competition is back this year with AUD40,000 in prizes for those who catch the biggest fish! 

www.edenfishingclub.org.au

April 2018

Eden Sport and Gamefishing Club Tournament.

The Eden Open Invitational Game Fishing Tournament is held in early April each year.

The tournament is a 3 day event and attracts 40-50 boat teams from up and down the coast. The prize pool is in excess of $15,000.

For more information, click here.