Welcome to Bega & Around
Known to Australians primarily for its cheese, Bega (population 4141) is a key service centre sitting in a fertile green valley, 12km inland of Tathra. After millennia with Yuin communities as custodians of the land, much of the Bega Valley was turned to dairy farming by European settlers. A smattering of regional museums exhibit Bega's last two centuries of history, including cheese-making heritage dating back to 1899. The town generally serves as a brief detour from the beaches.