The Wilderness Coast is famous for its oysters and mussels. You can hire a boat or go to the beach and catch your own fish, then bring them home back to the Beachhouse for a barbecue…


Nothing beats breakfast on the sunny outdoor patio overlooking the Pacific Ocean and Bournda National Park.

The gourmet kitchen is beautifully appointed and a delight to cook in. it includes quality appliances – a gas cooktop and oven, dishwasher and microwave oven – as well as all the crockery,  glassware and utensils you’ll need to cook up a storm.   A covered deck beside the kitchen means you can enjoy a barbecue even on a rainy day.

The cosy separate dining room seats 8 people comfortably. Or you can enjoy an al fresco meal on the patio and watch the passing whales (September to November) or the kangaroos at sunset.

With the easy-to-park-at Woolworths supermarket Tura Beach only 5 minutes’ drive away, and the lakeside town of Merimbula only 10 minutes away, you will find everything you need for a perfect holiday.

Try some of the local gourmet products from Bega Valley producers such as Toast Cafe EdenPambula WholefoodsSapphire Smokehouse EdenMerimbula Fresh Seafoods and Wild Ryes Baking Co or visit one of the many local markets on weekends selling fresh produce.

Mitchies Jetty in Fishpen is a great way to start the day with their coffee cart on the jetty.

Further south you can buy just-harvested oysters from Broadwater Oysters (they’ll even teach you how to shuck them!).

If you’d prefer to eat out, enjoy the outstanding coffee at the Waterfront Cafe in Merimbula, right at the lake’s edge, MorMors Cafe, fine dining at Valentina in the centre of Merimbula, seafood at the Merimbula Wharf Restaurant and Aquarium, or Banksia Fine Dining in Pambula.

For a special lunch or night out, try Wheelers Seafood Restaurant between Merimbula and Pambula (they also have a take away shop if you’re hankering for some fish and chips!) or Oaklands Cafe in Pambula.

In Summer, Bar Beach Kiosk in Merimbula is the place to be for sand, surf and great food and coffee.

To the north, try the Tathra Hotel and Boutique Brewery & Restaurant or The Wharf Local cafe on Tathra’s wharf.