A Spring day trip that celebrates the finer things in life!
October is a perfect time to travel through coastal wilderness, explore the local arts scene & snack on tasty local produce.
Our itinerary is based around the regions of Bega, Cobargo, Bermagui, Wapengo and Tanja. Stay over, and you can continue the adventure with whale watching, coastal walks or more exploring.
Before noon – Bega Valley Regional Gallery
9am – 12 noon
Bega Valley Regional Gallery is the region’s only publicly funded gallery and an outpost for contemporary visual culture.
It is idyllically situated within the Bega Valley Shire on the land of the original custodians, the people of the Yuin Nation.
Holding up to eight important exhibitions annually, workshops and screenings, the gallery also boasts one of the country’s richest and most loved portrait awards, the Shirley Hannan National Portraiture Award, a $50,000 non-acquisitive prize for realistic portraiture.
Morning – Cobargo Market & Cobargo Farm
Cobargo Village, Princes Highway
Cobargo‘s historical buildings house craftspeople who not only sell a range of unique goods from woodcrafts and pottery to leather and art works, but often work from their shopfronts. Saturday is market day, making it a great day to visit and explore. Growers and families will enjoy a visit to Cobargo Farm, where hundreds of roses create the perfect backdrop to a well established working market garden and small farm.
2pm: Four Winds – Nature’s Concert Hall
Barragga Bay, just south of Bermagui
Catch an outdoor concert at Four Winds, Windsong Pavillion, an architecturally designed stage complex set in a natural amphitheater, a few kilometres south of Bermagui. Four Winds is renowned for presenting world-class performances from leading national and international musicians in its unique natural setting, set on 30 acres of open bushland, on New South Wales’ stunning south coast. Follow the link here to find out what’s on this month.
Bermagui is dotted with local produce eateries, boutique galleries, and specialist natural therapists and has a grand, architecturally designed wharf building to explore.
4pm: Narek Galleries
1140 Tathra to Bermagui Road, Tanja
A stunning gallery set inside the old Tanja Church, while the adjacent Glasshouse Gallery offers unique handmade ceramics; wood, textiles glass & jewellery; gifts perfect for discerning friends, and collector or museum works. Follow the link here to find out what’s on this month.
5pm: Ivy Hill Gallery
1795 Bermagui Road, Wapengo
Ivy Hill features the work of significant contemporary artists, both emerging and established, many of whom live and work in the region.
The gallery is located on a farm in the fertile Wapengo Valley between Tathra and Bermagui, in a well known artistic and cultural haven. Ivy Hill’s season runs from the beginning of October to the middle of June with exhibitions changing each month. Between June and October the gallery is open by appointment. Click here to find out what’s on this month.
Other adventures..Watch whales from sea or shore, from sailing at Bermagui to heritage and hydrophone cruises at Eden. The season is upon us!
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