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Bega Things to Do

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    by balhannah Updated May 17, 2015

    Heading south towards Melbourne on the Princes Highway (A1).......
    Then make sure you turn left into Lagoon street where the Bega Visitor & Heritage centre is located next to the Bega Cheese factory.
    Heading north.....
    After crossing the Bega River on the A1, turn right at the round-about and into Lagoon street and follow the road to the end where there is a large free car-park with room for cars and caravans.

    The Visitor centre is well equipped with many FREE brochures on events, things to do, entertainment, accommodation, tours and much more on Bega and the surrounding areas. I picked up the Bega Heritage walk brochure. I really enjoy walking these towns and seeing the old heritage buildings. The Bega walk has 17 historic landmarks to see on a short and easy walk beginning at the Bega Pioneers' Museum. These brochures are handy for when your home and trying to remember what the building was in your photo!

    A very helpful and friendly gentleman (volunteer), helped me with road conditions in the nearby National park and gave me a FREE MAP. If your driving, pick up one of these FREE CARTOSCOPE MAPS available at all Info centres. Of course, if you need help finding and booking accommodation, booking tours etc., then the volunteer will be happy to help.

    There is a souvenir section in the Café where I found some wonderful country themed souvenirs. Cows are a theme - remember, we need the Cow for the Cheese!

    Those touring often read when time allows and finish the book whilst away. The Visitor centre has the answer to this problem! There is a bookshelf full of second-hand books that can be bought for a very cheap price!

    Looking for a Toilet? Free Toilets are located outside in the park. Hope you know the difference between a Bull and a Cow, you may be in trouble if you don't!

    Well, the Visitor Centre was great, next I will explore the Heritage Centre in the same building.

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    by balhannah Updated May 15, 2015

    FOR ALL YOU CHEESE LOVERS OUT THERE, I HAVE FOUND JUST THE PLACE FOR YOU!

    THE BEGA CHEESE HERITAGE CENTRE where you can taste a variety of cheeses and buy many at reasonable prices.

    The centre is located next to the Bega cheese factory, but tours are not available of the factory. Why not come at lunch time, or perhaps for morning or afternoon tea as there is a Café which serves light lunches, hot & cold beverages, ice-creams and more. I loved the rustic polished wooden tables and benches inside and the ones on the verandah where the table top hung from the rafters. If neither appeals, the park is a short walk where picnic tables and Toilets are located.

    NOT TO BE MISSED IS THE FREE MUSEUM relating to the Dairy Industry and Cheese making.

    As I made my way up the stairs, my first sight was of a couple of beautiful Murals made entirely from seeds. It was amazing! No wonder they won 1st prize at the Sydney show in 2000. There are many old photos, old implements, horse & cart and full size cows you can have your photo taken with. One display is of a cow hooked up to a milking machine, just push the button and see how milk (in this case - water) is extracted from the cow.

    I thought this was an excellent display and very educational for those who know very little about this industry.

    Also upstairs is a wonderful Craft shop with a good range of gifts. Some are cow-themed and quite cute! Prices are good, so do come up here if your looking for that special gift for some-one!

    OPEN DAILY 9am - 5pm.

    How to find the Bega Heritage Cheese centre.
    Heading south towards Melbourne on the Princes Highway (A1).......
    Turn left at the round-about into Lagoon street before crossing over the Bega River.
    Heading north.....
    After crossing the Bega River on the A1, turn right at the round-about and into Lagoon street and follow the road to the end

    There is plenty of parking for buses, caravans and cars.

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    by tiabunna Updated Apr 3, 2006

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    Fancy trying a cheese tasting? Best of all, it's free. You also can buy light lunches and look through the (upstairs) museum about local dairying and the cheese industry. This display apparently has won local tourism awards and has been a finalist in NSW State tourism awards. We'd recommend a visit, but try to avoid arriving at the same time as tour buses: remember the old adage never get between a pensioner and a free meal !

    The Bega Cheese Heritage Centre is open seven days a week (except Christmas Day and Good Friday) from 9am to 5pm. You also can have a look into the packing area of the cheese factory.

    Bega Cheese Heritage Centre Say cheese!
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Bega Hotels

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  • Bega Down Motor Inn

    Corner Princess Highway & High Street, Bega, 2550, Australia

    Satisfaction: Poor

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

  • Bega Valley Backpackers Hostel

    Princes Highway, Bega, 2550, Australia

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

Bega Off The Beaten Path

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    by tiabunna Updated Apr 9, 2006

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    Fifteen km north of Bega, on the Princes Highway and overlooking the Brogo River, you will find the Riverview Nursery.

    The proprietors are keen orchid growers, but also specialise in ferns. We found them very friendly and informative. There are more photos of the orchids in my travelogue with this page.

    Native Australian orchid Orchid nursery
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