The road through Candelo leads to Wolumla and Wyndham to the South and onward to the Monaro and the Mountains to the north.
Bemboka, “Village in a Valley” was originally settled as a halfway point between Bega and Cooma. The first main settlers arrived in Bemboka in 1871, and were mainly a dairying community with a large number of butter factories in the town.
The town ran its own newspaper called the Bemboka Advocate and the Mumbulla Shire Council had its first offices in the town. A telegraph station was situated at Brown Mountain and received its first telegraph in September of 1885. A pioneer walk has been established in the Bemboka Park honouring the pioneers of the district.
Bemboka National Parks
Today Bemboka is a quaint rural village with a backdrop of the South East Forests National Park towering over the township. Scenic views of the whole Sapphire Coast from Pipers Lookout have to be seen to be believed. The viewing platform and visitor information signage is an introduction to the wonders of the South East Forests National Park. Lyrebirds line the forest trails and wombats wander the lush rolling countryside.
Food and art
Bemboka has been made famous for its pies and friendly laid back lifestyle. The Bemboka Pie Shop is a must if the tastebuds are tingling. If cooking is your passion, then Stroudover Cottage Gourmet Retreat and Cookery School is ideal for lovers of all things culinary who seek out unique food experiences and keep an eye out for beautiful products from Sandy Creek Olives and Finger Limes. Art lovers can browse pottery of last century at Australian Pottery of Bemboka.
Bega Visitor Information Centre
Bega Cheese Heritage Centre
Lagoon Street Bega NSW 2550
Phone: (02) 6491 7645
Fax: (02) 6491 7646
Open Time: 9am to 5pm 7 days a week