Tathra is home to the last remaining sea wharf on the East Coast of New South Wales, an important reminder of the town's shipping past. First built in the 1860's, the wharf was preserved by the National Trust in the 1970's. Today, the wharf is home to the Tathra Maritime Museum, where the town's place in steamer history is celebrated. Below the water, the wharf is home to a host of snorkelling and scuba diving delights.
Tathra is the closest beach to Bega, lying at the southern end of a lovely three kilometres curve of sand. At the other end of the beach is the mouth of the Bega River. Known as Mogareeka Inlet, this wide, shallow expanse is beloved by waterbirds.