From budget to luxury accommodation, for large groups and everything in between, the Sapphire Coast has it covered. Accommodation can be booked through Merimbula Visitor Information Centre. For information on where to stay and what to do, call or email.

Merimbula Visitor Information Centre
Phone: 02 6495 1129
Freecall: 1800 150 457



The Sapphire Coast is halfway between Melbourne and Sydney, on the far south coast of New South Wales. By car, it is only a 3 hour drive from Canberra via Cooma or a 6-7 hour drive from either Melbourne or Sydney.

The Merimbula airport offers flights to Sydney and Merimbula, with daily service by Regional Express. Free Spirit Airlines also offers a service to Melbourne. The airport has excellent facilities including a cafe, parking, car rental and taxi services.

CountryLink, VLine and Premier Motor Service provide regular coach services from Sydney, Melbourne and Canberra, local bus services can get you around once you're here, or there are numerous car rental companies to rent a car and explore the wonders of the Sapphire Coast.

Self drive and touring options abound with coastal drives along the Princes Highway, Sapphire Coast Drive and the Tathra-Bermagui Road or discover the hinterland and country delights of artisan trails, food and wine or rolling green valleys and country delights.



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This conference will once again be a "bottled water free" conference and we will again be encouraging a "plastic-free conference". We would really appreciate your support with this during the conference as it is essential for the coastal conference community to lead the way.

NSW Coastal Conference Papers and Presentations

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Contact Us

For further information regarding the 27th NSW Coastal Conference please contact:

27th NSW Coastal Conference Managers-East Coast Conferences

Conference Managers: East Coast Conferences
Amy McIntosh, Jayne Hindle, Jasmine Durbidge

Phone: (61-2) 6650 9800
Fax: (61-2) 6650 9700
Mobile: 0408 220 188
Postal: PO Box 848, Coffs Harbour,
NSW, 2450 Australia
ABN: 56 515 955 798 (East Coast Conferences)


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