The Milky Way

Jersey Cattle
Meander along the coast road we call The Milky Way. This relaxed driving adventure through historical dairy country and coastal villages takes you right to the doors of artisans making the most of the rich milk from the lush pastures of the Gourmet Coast.

Itinerary

DURATION

2 DAYS

ROUTE

Bodalla – Tilba – Bermagui – Tathra

STAY

1 night Bermagui

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DAY ONE

MORNING TEA: Bodalla Dairy Shed, Bodalla

Start your dairy adventure with some fun feeding the calves, watching cheese makers at work, sampling the cheeses, and enjoying a coffee made with Bodalla Dairy milk in the garden.  Is it ever too early for ice cream?  Not when you’re on The Milky Way.

Photo opportunity:  Feeding the calves

Note: Calf feeding is at 11am and 2pm daily

 

Bodalla Dairy Shed
Bodalla Dairy is a place to taste and experience some delicious dairy products made on-site at the cheese factory. Enjoy incredible ice cream, milkshakes and cheeses in idyllic country

BROWSE: ABC Cheese Factory and Tilba Real Dairy, Central Tilba

Explore the heritage architecture and galleries of the historic village of
Tilba Tilba. An easy walk along the length of the main street leads you to
the cheese factory. Sample cheeses made with creamy jersey milk from this
iconic dairy country.

Photo opportunity: Cheese making

Cheese at Tilba Real Dairy
Tilba Real Dairy is a 100% Australian family owned and run business with a passion for creating products of the highest quality, using the best ingredients available. With a

LUNCH: The Dromedary Hotel, Central Tilba

Relax with a lunch full of local produce in this famous pub, built in 1895 from the timbers of boats that docked at nearby Bermagui.  

Photo opportunity: Pose on the front balcony with a view of the National trust listed village.

Dromedary hotel night view outside entrance
The Dromedary Hotel is a Heritage pub in the beautiful, picturesque National Trust village of Central Tilba, located in the foothills of Mount Gulaga. Built in 1895 from the

DRIVE:  To Bermagui

It’s a short drive to Bermagui around what we call ‘the triangle’.  You have two scenic options through rolling green dairy country, via Akolele or Cobargo.

Via Akolele 

Photo opportunity: Take in the vista of Tilba Real Dairy from high above the valley on Bermagui Road.

Photo opportunity: Built in 1894, Wallaga Lake Bridge is the state’s only remaining arched wooden bridge.  It featured in the 2014 Angelina Jolie film Unbroken.

Via Cobargo 

Stop in to see Jane and Alfred, makers of Cobargo Homemade Icecream.  Their secret family recipe has many fans!  From Cobargo, it’s an easy 20-minute drive to Bermagui with views of working dairy farms along the way.

woman eating chocolate ice cream
This is the home of the renowned Cobargo Home Made Ice Cream.  Store owners Alfred and Jane have been making their ice cream in the Bega Valley since 2007.

AFTERNOON TEA: Bermagui Gelati Clinic

Hopefully you’ve saved some room for the amazing flavours of The Bermagui Gelati Clinic.  Made with local milk and seasonal ingredients.  This is your best option for coffee after 3pm in Bermagui.

Photo opportunity: Artisanal gelato right beside beautiful Bermagui Harbour, with the fishing fleet in view

A person holding ice cream with a Bermagui view in the background
Francesca and Alberto specialise in ice cream, Italian style! With a boutique store in Bermagui, every flavour has a tailored recipe for a sculptured taste. The area is rich

DINNER: Il Passaggio, Bermagui

What better way to end a day of delicious cheese and gelato than with an Italian meal at Il Passaggio overlooking Bermagui Harbour? The dishes here feature fresh ingredients from nearby farms.

Mussels cooked in cherry tomatoes
Il Passaggio is a modern Italian Restaurant overlooking the Bermagui Harbour and Fishermen’s Wharf.  Featuring fresh local seafood and farm produce, the simple Italian menu aims to keep the

DAY TWO

BREAKFAST: Eurolicious

You are spoilt for choice for morning coffee in Bermagui.  Head to Eurolicious for a big breakfast, perhaps followed by an indulgent serving of apple strudel with cream.

Sweet Dish at Eurolicious
A cosy restaurant with outdoor dining and a cute arched window coffee servery, Eurolicious is the place to indulge in European specialties made right here. Start your day with

LUNCH – The Bega Cheese Heritage Centre

A great place to explore the business world of Bega Cheese.

Visitors can try world-famous cheeses, learn about the history of dairying and Bega Cheese in the Bega Valley, and sample and purchase a selection of Bega Cheese, farm-themed giftware, local jams & honey.

The coffee shop offers great milkshakes, ice creams, and a large range of homemade cakes. An extensive lunch menu is also available and features a ploughman’s lunch or steak sandwich. The Spotted Cow Gallery is located upstairs at the Centre; here talented local artisans display and sell their products, which includes paintings, woodwork, leadlighting & decorative arts.

The Bega Cheese Heritage Centre is a great place to explore the business world of Bega Cheese. Visitors can try world-famous cheeses, learn about the history of dairying and

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