For travellers coming from the west, Bemboka is the gateway to the Bega Valley. For many who live in the Bega Valley, Bemboka is the first sign of home after time away.
Sitting at the base of the imposing Brown Mountain, a spur of the Great Dividing Range, Bemboka has a great spirit of resilience and community. The bubbling, crystal clear waters of the Bemboka River sustain the town, it’s a presence that has been restored and enhanced by the local Landcare group who have created a beautiful woodland park allowing walkers to witness local fauna and flora. Stretching out from the main street, the hills of Bemboka hide rolling rural properties taking in dairy, beef, wool and lamb businesses.
This tight-knit community is also known for creating its own fun, whether that be the Bemboka Show, the Bemboka Triathlon, footy at Colombo Park or music and a feast of homemade food at the local hall. Sitting in the midst of the some of the Bega Valley’s best grazing country, Bemboka offers country living at it best. Wrapped around sweeping mountain views, homes in Bemboka work with and sit comfortably within the environment. With a median house price of $277,750 and situated only two and half hours from Canberra and six hours to Sydney, there are a wide range of opportunities at Bemboka.
In addition to the nearby state-of-the-art Bega Hospital, Bembokaparents and carers are spoilt for choice when it comes to education. This country community has all the government and non-government choices of a metropolitan area, but generally speaking without the price tag. This rural – coastal environment enlivens and child’s education, and mixed with a dynamic local arts community Bega Valley children get a unique experience. Local schools include Bemboka Public School, Bega High School, Mumbulla School for Rudolf Steiner Education, St Patrick’s Primary School, Thomas More Christian Montessori School, and Sapphire Coast Anglican College, In later years the University of Wollongong – Bega Campus boasts an increasing variety of subjects, and just announced – a new state of the art purpose built TAFE campus for Bega.