Northern Sapphire Coast Region
(Cobargo - Candelo)

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The quaint preserved tourist towns of Central Tilba and Tilba Tilba are in the Eurobodalla shire just north of the entry to the Sapphire Coast Region

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Travelling south on the Princes Highway through the beautiful rolling hills of the northern entry to the Sapphire Coast brings you to the quaint town of Cobargo, from where you turn off if you are going to Bermagui.

Cobargo is steeped in history, having been established in the 1860's. It is now known for its excellent craft, antique and specialist shops and older style architecture. You can watch artisans at work in leather shops, woodworking and potting studios and refresh yourself at the several restaurants and coffee shops.

A stop or a day trip to Cobargo is a must for the visitor to the Sapphire Coast.

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Wallaga Lake in the north of the region is a place of significant meaning to the local Yuin Aboriginal people and hosts a cultural centre containing many displays, artefacts and art works which provide the visitor with an insight into the Yuin history and culture.

One of the largest lakes on the coast, Wallaga Lake is also known for its great fishing as well as the peace and tranquillity of an beautiful unspoiled natural environment (now protected as the Wallaga Lake National Park).

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On the coast east of Cobargo is Bermagui, widely known as a centre for big game fishing.

But Bermagui is much more than this with beautiful beaches and coastal scenes and a thriving small town offering quality accommodation, dining and shopping alternatives.

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Bega is the region's commercial and government centre and hosts a major rural business district. Many local, state and commonwealth government offices service the region from here.

The main industries in the district are dairying, timber and tourism. Bega Cheese is widely known throughout Australia and a visit to the factory is a must for the visitor.

Bega is centrally located for visiting the many different attractions of the sapphire Coast, both south and north.

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Tathra is a small but busy coastal town situated between Merimbula and Bermagui and less than twenty minutes east of Bega.

Tathra is a popular coastal retreat enjoyed by many families during the typical Aussie summer holidays. But even outside holiday times, Tathra offers beautiful beaches and excellent services to the visitor.

The magnificent Mimosa Rocks National Park is best entered by way of the sealed road leading north from Tathra while travelling south takes you to the Bournda National Park.

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On the road to Cooma and Canberra, don't miss the famous pies and specialty shops at Bemboka. Magnificent views over much of the Sapphire Coast can be enjoyed at Pipers Lookout nearby.

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Candelo can be reached from Bega or Merimbula after a short pleasant drive through the dairy lands of the Bega River Valley.

Candelo still has many of its older buildings and offers an attractive village atmosphere to the visitor with a well known market day each month.

From Candelo you can drive south through other interesting towns of the region and back to the coastal resorts or west to Bemboka and thence to Cooma, Canberra and the snowfields.

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