Sapphire Nature Tours


Join Sam Nerrie on an exciting tour of the Sapphire Coast visiting many 'secret' and iconic locations. She offers several different tours from a walking tour around Merimbula to an escorted small group tour covering Eden, Merimbula, Pambula, Pambula Beach, Tathra, Bermagui, Mallacoota or Bombala interlaced with some gourmet food stops. These tours make a great gift for your visiting relatives.

You will discover the natural treasures of the region with these fabulously curated tours. Sam has worked as a guide for over 10 years and has been an avid bush walker and photographer for over 20 years in this region. There isn't much left on the coast that Sam hasn't discovered in her forays in the bush; she knows how to find you the unique and unusual. Join her for a special adventure on the Sapphire Coast discovering its unique secrets.



TOUR 1: BEST OF THE Sapphire Coast Tour

Enjoy some time out of the Sapphire Coast in NSW discovering the delights of this stunning coastal region. Sam will take you to iconic places and find the best of the natural world this coast has to offer.

Visit iconic locations, forests, the famous Merimbula boardwalk and enjoy the beautiful wildlife that abounds in Eden, Merimbula and Bega or Tathra. The tour can be tailored to suit your interests, whether it is bird life, photography, nature, flowers, the intriguing histories of the small towns or all of these. Includes a delightful morning tea at one of our gorgeous beaches and a taste of our world famous oysters.

Groups welcome. Discount of $10 pp offered for 4 or more if booked at same time.

This tour is also offered as a shore excursion for cruise ship visitors to the region.

Price: $160 per adult, $80 per child 8-16 years. Not suitable for younger children but check with Sam. Tour will require a minimum of 2 to run: check with Sam on bookings: 0428 111 927 if booking a single.
Wear: Walking shoes.
Time: 5 hours. Dates of departure are flexible for a group of 4 or more. Contact Sam on 0428 111 927 or use the form below.
Difficulty: Easy. Most disabilities can be catered for.


TOUR 3: Walking Photography Tour

Join Sam on this exploration of Merimbula finding the quirky highlights to photograph as keepsakes. Any camera will do; smart phone cameras to SLRs! Sam has won many of her international awards for photos in this region. You will love this photographic journey of the local sights.

Topics covered include landscape and close-up.This is a great way to learn a few tips and develop your photography.

If you would like to make a group booking please call Sam on 0428 111 927 or email her via or just fill in the form below and submit it.
Price: $50 per adult. Tour will require a minimum of 2 to run: check with Sam on bookings: 0428 111 927 if booking a single.
Wear: Walking shoes.
Time: 2 hours. Time of departure is flexible. Enquire on the form below if you have a group and wish to tailor this walk to your requirements.
Difficulty: Easy. Need to be able to walk or wheelchair 2 km. Most disabilities can be catered for.


View of Merimbula

TOUR 2: 'Secrets' of Merimbula Walking Tour


Walk on the wild side of Merimbula with Sam and discover the curious creatures that live in the lake and hear the quirky stories of how Merimbula township began life with cows, fish and maize. This tour mixes it up with history and the natural history. 

This is a tour for everyone, even the locals. The walk lasts for two hours.

Price: $45 per adult, $20 per child 5-16 years. Not suitable for younger children but check with Sam.
Wear: Walking shoes.
Time: 2 hours. Time of departure flexible.
Difficulty: Easy. Most disabilities can be catered for including wheelchair bound people if no pickup required..


Tour group; Sun from California, Sam the guide, Anthony and Michaela from Ohio and Heidi and Andre from Germany.

TOUR 4: Private Tours or Shore Excursions

Enjoy the best the Sapphire Coast has to offer with Sam whose knowledge of the area is exceptional. Discover hidden secrets of this gorgeous coastal region. Travel to local village towns along the coast and enjoy some fabulous scenery, food (including the Sydney Rock oysters) and locally brewed beer.

The tour can be tailored to suit your interests whether it is beaches, photography, wildlife or history or all of the these interests! Some of the local villages visited are Bermagui, Tathra, Merimbula, Pambula Beach and Pambula. If photography is your specific interest, you are in the right place as Sam has won 45 international awards for her photography, mostly for photos taken in this region.

If you are keen to see a platypus, lyrebirds or koalas in the wild we can incorporate a visit to their known locations into the tour. Or perhaps you would like to see some of the largest trees in Australia.

Prices: $340 pp for full day (10+ hours) tour for up to 6 people. 15% discount for 4 or more people booked at the same time. Lunch, oysters and beer tasting included. Minimum of 2.

Enquire using the form below as this tour is on demand.




Errinundra Plateau old growth forest.


Errinundra Plateau in an orographic cloud.

BOOKINGS can be made through the Eden Visitors Centre or the Merimbula Visitors Centre. Or you can call Sam on 0428 111 927 to book over the phone through the Square system.