Off to Bega, what to do there...

Submitted: Saturday, Aug 16, 2003 at 07:53
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I’m taking the missus (7 months preggers) and 2 yo daughter for a week in a cabin down Bega way next week, whats the must see’s and do’s in the area, bearing in mind she’s almost ready to pop and would like to take it easy..?
Please don’t say cheese factory…I’ve already heard it a dozen times!! There must be more to see and do down there.
Was thinking of a day trip to the snow, only looks about 2-3 hours drive from there, …….insert dumb question……..will I need chains just to get into, say, Thredbo?
Cheers
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Reply By: CirclingVulture - Saturday, Aug 16, 2003 at 11:15

Saturday, Aug 16, 2003 at 11:15
No offense mate , but don't you think you should stick close to a major woman's hospital ? I'd hate to break down an hour away from help with a woman who has gone into premature labour.
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Follow Up By: mrdesmo - Saturday, Aug 16, 2003 at 13:13

Saturday, Aug 16, 2003 at 13:13
None taken, fair call…
It was her idea, its her 40th birthday, and we haven’t had a proper holiday in 2 years and want to have a bit of piece and quiet before #2 arrives. I work 6 days a week, 12 hours a day, she’s a full time Mum at the mo, we have been living the renovators dream for the last 2 years, she says something about ‘quality time together’ and this is what we come up with. Our idea of quality time/holiday is a lot more remote and far away than a cabin just out of town…but all the same, you have a good point and I’ll have a chat about it with her.
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Follow Up By: mrdesmo - Saturday, Aug 16, 2003 at 13:17

Saturday, Aug 16, 2003 at 13:17
And on that note, I should also ask where are the major hospitals in the area, if any…a small oversight on our part I guess…
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Follow Up By: CirclingVulture - Saturday, Aug 16, 2003 at 15:08

Saturday, Aug 16, 2003 at 15:08
Try here good luck with mate!

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Follow Up By: mrdesmo - Saturday, Aug 16, 2003 at 15:19

Saturday, Aug 16, 2003 at 15:19
Thanks for the link CV, and the tip...hard to think of everything at once!!
Just printed out the list of services in the area...
Much appreciated :-)
Gotta be worth at least a dozen browny points from the missus when I show her how prepared I am.. :-) !!!!!)
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Reply By: diamond (bendigo) - Saturday, Aug 16, 2003 at 14:10

Saturday, Aug 16, 2003 at 14:10
gday mr desmo.
cant help you with bega never heard of it.
but working all them hours and with a bubs on the way and a 2yo.
wouldnt just sitting in the cabin be a holliday. lol
most towns have tourist info centres thats where i would head to firstgot over no fraser.
get on with life(more weekend fun)
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Follow Up By: mrdesmo - Saturday, Aug 16, 2003 at 15:08

Saturday, Aug 16, 2003 at 15:08
Hi diamond,
Bega is down the South Coast of NSW near Vic border, about 6 hrs drive from Sydney. Only ever ridden/driven through there but never stopped, looks like a very nice area.

Sitting in a cabin, bottle of good port, fire, no work, good company, good food, nice scenery, did I mention no work…? Hmmmm, 3 more sleeps…!

Will be throwing in this job early next year, great money but lousy on the family front (those hours are nightshift as well!!)…made enough now to sell house in Sydney and buy some acres and bigger house for bigger family in the Adelaide Hills, more bottles of good port, more fires, less work, good company, good food/wine, nice scenery, did I mention less work…?!! 180 more sleeps….who’s counting!!

Cheers
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Reply By: Radar - Saturday, Aug 16, 2003 at 20:13

Saturday, Aug 16, 2003 at 20:13
Hi mrdesmo,

I used to holiday in that area every year, mainly because I am a fishing nut. If you are interested in fishing you couldnt go past Tathra which is approx 15 mins from Bega. You could take the whole family and fish off the Tathra wharf in complete safety, its also a great place to teach the kids. There is a cafe, etc there so its easy to grab a coffee or something to eat while youre fishing. If youre into some serious rock fishing (too dangerous for kids) email me transit@ihug.com.au and I will give you some pointers.

Even if youre not a fisho it would be a great day trip from Bega. Also check out Bermagui. Another very pretty town.

Cheers,
Radar.
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Follow Up By: mrdesmo - Saturday, Aug 16, 2003 at 23:15

Saturday, Aug 16, 2003 at 23:15
Hi Radar,
I love seafood but haven’t had much to do with fishing, and I’m not sure the missus would appreciate me starting next week!! However its definitely something I plan on starting next year when I move to SA, will love taking the kids camping/fishing etc…
Thanks for the tip…the wharf sounds pretty good and the café will suit the missus
Cheers :-)
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Reply By: Slammin - Saturday, Aug 16, 2003 at 22:53

Saturday, Aug 16, 2003 at 22:53
we really enjoyed Tilba Tilba (sp?) and just in case you needed it yes it does have a cheese factory! Fish & chips in Bermagui, BBQ at Mimosa rocks, fish at Tathra, nice area.
Good luck with the newbie!
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Follow Up By: mrdesmo - Sunday, Aug 17, 2003 at 00:29

Sunday, Aug 17, 2003 at 00:29
G’day Slammin,
Just as well we like cheese!! Thanks for the tips…sounds like what I expected the area to be, be meaning to get down that way for ages…
Thanks for the wishes, looking forward to #2…
Cheers
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Reply By: athol - Sunday, Aug 17, 2003 at 06:46

Sunday, Aug 17, 2003 at 06:46
If you want go a bit further north try Mogo nice little "crafty/ touristy" town and the zoo has a great reputation.

Athol.
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Reply By: UB.1 - Sunday, Aug 17, 2003 at 11:45

Sunday, Aug 17, 2003 at 11:45
Hello MrDesmo (ex Duke rider from the name?)

Try
Sapphire coast tourism Ph 1800633012 or (02)64923313 The web address I have for them is out of date, sorry.

As you said your'e going down to Bega I assume you're from Sydney or thereabouts, so its worth a stop at Mogo just south of Bateman's Bay for an hour or 2. Great arts and crafts, food etc. Also a zoo for the kids. Boyd Town is a nice historical stop a little south of Bega (c70k) and from there you can head up through Pambula, Cathcart, Bibbenluke, Dalgetty and into Jindabyne the back way - very scenic.

Depending on national parks rules you may need to carry chains but I've never had to use them in the snow on any of the marked roads. The 4wd does it well.

Have a good trip and a safe & easy delivery.

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Follow Up By: mrdesmo - Sunday, Aug 17, 2003 at 14:02

Sunday, Aug 17, 2003 at 14:02
Hi UB.1
Unfortunately ex Ducati rider is correct, for the moment. Was booked (speeding) in 1999, 2000, then 2001, then thinking I’ll be getting some points back from my first offence after the usual 3 year wait, the RTA changed the rules…your points don’t get refunded until 3 years after the date of your LAST offence, so I’ve had 2 points since 2001 until 2004. Had to sell both bikes Triumph Daytona 1200 and Ducati Pantah 600, as I just can’t trust myself not to speed!! If I lost my licence now, we wouldn’t be leaving for SA next year as my income would have suffered…plus having kids makes you think twice as well.
But next year I get my full licence back and I can hear those Adelaide Hills calling…!!!!!

Thanks for the travel tips, Mogo definitely sounds like the go for a day trip for the family…
Cheers
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Reply By: jules - Monday, Aug 18, 2003 at 12:20

Monday, Aug 18, 2003 at 12:20
If you are there at either the end of the month or start of the month - great "alternative" type market at Candelo - also head for Tilba - central Tilba - great shops and food - good shopping at Merimbula - also movie theatre.
good luck with impending birth.
Jules
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Follow Up By: mrdesmo - Monday, Aug 18, 2003 at 13:09

Monday, Aug 18, 2003 at 13:09
G’Day Jules,
Hope we are there in time for the markets, we leave tomorrow (Tuesday and come back Saturday). The missus loves all that arty crafty stuff, she’s a jeweller by trade. Thanks for the good wishes, our daughter was delivered by caesaerian after a 30 hour labour and two weeks overdue, poor Lynda is a bit nervous what will happen this time round.
Cheers
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Reply By: Member - Rohan K - Monday, Aug 18, 2003 at 14:36

Monday, Aug 18, 2003 at 14:36
Mrdesmo, here are two sites that may help

saphire coast

south coastSmile, you're on ExplorOz
Rohan (Sydney - on the QLD side of the Harbour Bridge)
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