Embracing rural nature on the Sapphire Coast will lead you to the historic town of Bega. Mostly known for its dairy and cheese production, this town offers a region of culinary experience, nature, and a vibrant art scene with several galleries to visit during your stay. You’ll find Bega at the junction of the Bega and Brogo Rivers, providing a beautiful backdrop to a scenic town amongst lush countryside.

Spend your day in Bega walking around main street, a quaint historical section of the town that places you back in time. For more historical insights head to the Pioneer Museum, built in 1859 showcasing all kinds of pioneering memorabilia. From there, you can pop into several art galleries including the Bega Valley Regional Gallery and the Spiral Gallery. Both have exhibits famous to Australia and the region.

To take in more of your surroundings, spend an afternoon walking along the Bega River or head to Kisses Lagoon. Both are idyllic scenes that overlook the landscape of Bega. Just north of town you can also go to the Bega Lookout for a scenic perspective of the river and valley beyond.

A visit to Bega wouldn’t be complete without seeing the Bega Cheese Heritage Centre. Here you can learn about the development of dairy farming in the region and how Bega came to be a big name in cheese production. Of course, there are all kinds of cheeses and dairy products to taste along the way during your stay.