Bega, NSW

View from Tathra Wharf
Photo by The Millers

Bega is a large dairying area and well known for its 'Bega Cheese' which is available in most supermarkets and general stores around the country. Cheese products from Bega are also exported around the world. To get to the Visitor Information Centre, turn east of the Princes Highway at the northern entrance to Bega, (at the roundabout 550 metres north of the Bega River Bridge). Follow the road around to the right and the Information Centre is at the end of the road at the Bega Heritage Centre. There is a picnic area and plenty of parking for buses, caravans and cars.


Princes Highway (A1)

Bega is on the Princes Highway (A1)

The Princes Highway starts from Sydney in New South Wales and runs almost parallel with the coast for 2227 kilometres to Port Augusta in South Australia.

The New South Wales section runs south from Sydney to just south of Timbillica. It is 530 kilometres long and a 7.15 hour drive.

The Victoria section runs in a south-westerly direction from just south of Timbillica, through Melbourne, to just east of Mount Gambier. It is 935 kilometres long and a 10.40 hour drive

The South Australian section runs north from just east of Mount Gambier to Port Augusta. It is 762 kilometres long and an 8 hour drive. Sections of the highway (B1 and A1) are also known as South Eastern Freeway, Port Wakefield Way and Augusta Highway.