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Sleep in a safari tent, slurp fresh oysters and sail alongside dolphins as you take a road trip up the coast of New South Wales . By
TAKING PATHS LESS TRAVELLED can be very rewarding. This is especially evidenced by the idyllic townships south of Sydney. If you’ve snapped enough selfies with the Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge, take a scenic propeller plane ride down the coast of New South Wales to reap the state’s rural rewards – undulating hills, untouched wildlands and clear blue water lapping against the whitest sand you’ll ever lay eyes on.
We recommend starting your northbound road trip toward Sydney from Merimbula, a quaint but breathtaking coastal town whose name is derived from the Aboriginal word for ‘two lakes’. The reason why the southernmost coast of New South Wales is known as the Sapphire Coast becomes apparent once its horizon is in sight. Where the endless deep blue sea merges with the equally stunning azure sky, visitors are welcome to lounge outdoors at The Waterfront
Café, which offers both a view of the lake as well as crisp fried calamari and gigantic field mushroom burgers. Then stroll down the Merimbula
Boardwalk at sunset, when sunrays weave through mangrove beds and eucalypt canopies.
Is a visit to any coastal town complete without a sumptuous seafood meal? If its freshly harvested and shucked bivalves that you’re hankering for in particular, Captain Sponge is your man. Book a spot on the Captain Sponge Magical Oyster Tour and the gregarious farmer himself will bring you
Camping for grownups comes with a touch of luxury and comfort
Pambula Lake Sydney Rock Oysters (right) are farmed here