Bega, NSW



Bega Attractions

Bega Cheese Factory & Heritage Centre

How interesting can cheese be you say ! Well surprisingly, very interesting. Take a tour through the factory to see it all in action. Taste the cheeses that makes Bega famous. Upstairs it has a comprehensive display of cheese and butter making equipment from the turn of the century, showing artefacts from daily life, great displays and really good information. This display has won local tourism awards and has been a finalist in NSW State tourism awards so is a 'must see'.

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 drive to the end of the road. At the Centre there is a picnic area and plenty of parking for buses, caravans and cars.

www.begacheese.com.au/heritage-centre

Chamberlain Lookout

This lookout sits above Kianinny Bay and is an excellent vantage point to spot whales in the migrating season. The Kangarutha Walking Trail starts from the boat ramp which can be seen from the lookout and reached by turning right just before the lookout. Just walk across the footbridge adjacent to the car parking area at the boat ramp, to start this 9 kilometre one-way medium to hard grade walk. There is a picnic table and rubbish bin at the lookout and toilets at the boat ramp car parking area.

Turn east off the Princes Highway, 4.5 kilometres south of the Bega River Bridge at Bega and 23 kilometres north of the Merimbula turnoff, onto Kerrisons Lane (signposted to Kalaru and Tathra). Follow this road for 14.5 kilometres then turn right onto Davidson Street. There is a sign to the lookout at this turnoff. Follow this road for 600 metres to the end. The parking area at the lookout is too small for caravans but if you turn right 200 metres before the lookout there is a parking area for boat trailers and caravans with a turning circle for easy manoeuvrability.

Mimosa Rocks Walking Track

The Mimosa Rocks walking track is in the northern section of the Mimosa Rocks National Park. This 1 kilometre, one-way, walk takes you along a walking track that is part paved plus a short boardwalk, to a lookout where you may spot the Mimosa shipwreck on the rocks below. The walk starts from the picnic area.

Turn east off the Princes Highway, 4.5 kilometres south of the Bega River Bridge and 30 kilometres north of Pambula (23 kilometres north of the turnoff to Merimbula), onto Kerrisons Lane (signposted to Kalaru and Tathra). After 2 kilometres turn right at the T-intersection where it is signposted to Tathra. Follow Tathra Road for 13 kilometres then turn left onto Andy Poole Drive (signposted to Bermagui). Follow the signs to Bermagui for 24 kilometres then turn right onto Aragunnu Beach Road (signposted to Mimosa Rocks National Park). Follow this road for 3.5 kilometres to the car park and picnic area.

www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/things-to-do/Walking-tracks/Mimosa-Rocks-walking-track

Mumbulla Creek Falls

These falls are in the Biamanga National Park. It is a haven for birdlife and you may even see Eastern Water Dragons sunning themselves on the rocks. A 225 metre raised walkway suitable for wheelchairs, leads to a viewing platform over the falls. Interpretive signs on the cultural significance of the area are located along the walk to the falls. From the viewing platform there are steps to the base of the falls. The walkway to the falls starts from the picnic area which has gas barbecues, picnic tables and a pit toilet.

Turn east off the Princes Highway at the 1st roundabout south of the Bega River Bridge, onto Carp Street. Travel 2 kilometres, turn right at the T-intersection onto East Street (signposted to Tathra, Merimbula and Bermagui) then immediately turn left towards Tarraganda. Follow Tarraganda Road which becomes Dr George Mountain Road for 11 kilometres then turn left onto Mumbulla Creek Road. There is only a small sign at this turnoff so keep your eyes peeled. Follow the signs to the falls for 13 kilometres and you will arrive at the parking and picnic area. The last 20 kilometres are unsealed but can be accessed by 2WD vehicles but NO caravans.

www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/things-to-do/Picnic-areas/Mumbulla-Creek-Falls-picnic-area

Tathra Historic Wharf & Maritime Museum

Tathra’s historic and original wharf is the only remaining sea wharf on the East Coast of NSW and has been restored by the National Trust. The The iconic pink timber building on the wharf houses a Maritime Museum upstairs. This museum features local history and artefacts, and has a view second to none, especially when whales, dolphins or seals are around.

Turn east off the Princes Highway, 4.5 kilometres south of the Bega River Bridge at Bega and 23 kilometres north of the Merimbula turnoff, onto Kerrisons Lane (signposted to Kalaru and Tathra). Follow this road for 15 kilometres then turn left opposite the Tathra Grocery Store, onto Bega Street (signposted to the Historic Wharf). After 170 metres turn left again and follow Wharf Road down the hill to the end. This road is not suitable for caravans.

www.tathratourism.com.au/business/restaurantscafes/cafes/tathra-wharf_i38

Tathra Wharf Lookout

From this lookout there are great views out to sea and if you look down you will see the Tathra Historic Wharf. The viewing platform is a short walk along a paved footpath from the car parking area. At the lookout there is a large grassy area with lots of seating and rubbish bins.

Turn east off the Princes Highway, 4.5 kilometres south of the Bega River Bridge at Bega and 23 kilometres north of the Merimbula turnoff, onto Kerrisons Lane (signposted to Kalaru and Tathra). Follow this road for 15.5 kilometres, through the village of Tathra, to the very end. There is room for all except the largest caravans to park and to turn around at the end of the road.

Wajurda Point Lookout

Wajurda Point lookout is in the southern section of Mimosa Rocks National Park. The walk to the lookout takes you through a shady eucalypt forest, ending up at a viewing platform with views to Nelson Beach, across to Baronda Head and Mimosa Rocks with Mumbulla Mountain and Gulaga (Mount Dromedary) in the distance. Wajurda Point lookout is also a terrific place to watch whales during winter and spring, so don't forget your binoculars if visiting during that time of the year.

Turn east off the Princes Highway, 4.5 kilometres south of the Bega River Bridge at Bega and 23 kilometres north of the Merimbula turnoff, onto Kerrisons Lane (signposted to Kalaru and Tathra). Follow this road for 15 kilometres then turn left where it is signposted to Tanja and Bermagui. Travel 5.5 kilometres then turn right onto Nelson Lake Road. Follow this unsealed road to Moon Bay car park. The lookout is a 500 metre walk from the Moon Bay car park.

www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/things-to-do/Lookouts/Wajurda-Point-lookout

This page last reviewed on 15 Feb 2017