Welcome to Bega Motel

Bega is the urban centre of the Sapphire Coast and home to many historical buildings, but it’s also surrounded by lush dairying country and dotted with lagoons that are rich in bird life.

The preservation of historical buildings, particularly in the main street and Church Street, make it easy to imagine what life was like when horse and cart ruled the roads. Just around the corner modern life returns with the Bega Valley Regional Gallery and Sapphire Market Place. Three kilometres north of the township you can take it all in at the Bega Lookout.

  • Bega Cheese Heritage Centre

    Located amongst the green pastures of the Bega Valley is the home of the famous Bega Cheese. Visit the the centre to sample some of their award winning cheese or enjoy a milkshake on the verandah overlooking the Bega River.

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  • Bega Valley Regional Gallery

    The Bega Valley Regional Gallery is a publicly funded art gallery and cultural facility located in the town centre of Bega. The gallery showcases contemporary Australian visual culture with up to ten exhibitions annually.

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  • The Pioneer Museum

    The Pioneer Museum, Bega’s first hotel, was built in 1859 and stands at the corner of Bega and Auckland Streets. It is home to the largest display of framed, early pioneer photographs in New South Wales and also includes memorabilia, tools and equipment.

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  • Bega Heritage Walk

    Discover Bega’s industrial and commercial heritage by strolling through our town with this self guided walking tour.  It is fascinating to learn about the range of industries that kept our town busy.

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  • Bega Show

    The Sapphire Coast’s biggest agricultural show! Three days of action in and outside the show ring, including motor bike stunts, demolition derby, fireworks and a whole lot more.

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  • South Coast Races

    Sapphire Coast Turf Club is located on a picturesque 300 acre site on Sapphire Coast Drive at Kalaru, between Merimbula and Bega and Tathra. It is one of the newest and most modern country racecourses in NSW with great spectator facilities.

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  • Local Markets

    The Sapphire Coast is blessed with a richness of markets that showcase the wealth of produce and talent from around the region. Think wine, meat, olives and olive oil, fruit and vegetables, honey, herbs, jams and preserves, eggs, fresh flowers and plants, soaps and salves, crafts and so much more.

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  • Range of events

    There is a range of events throughout the year in Bega and on the Sapphire Coast. There is plenty of markets to visit. There are music festivals, horse races, motor fests, food festivals and more.

    To see what events will be on during your stay with us please visit:

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