Bemboka is a very small town encounted when traveling between the Monaro hgy and the NSW coast. Bemboka has the minimum of services and would be deemed a transit location.

The town was originally named Colombo; the name was changed to Bemboka in 1883.

The first European settlers arrived in the Bemboka area in 1871. Bemboka was gazetted in 1877, following a survey a year earlier. The "Lyttleton" private subdivision was incorporated into the village in 1923.  The town was the location of the former Mumbulla Shire Council administration offices and at one stage had its own newspaper, the Bemboka Advocate.

 The town economy is based on dairying with butter and cheese factories all established in the late 1890s. Bemboka is notable for retaining most of its older timber buildings. The Bemboka Pie Shop is renowned within the Bega Valley Shire.

The Bemboka Catholic Church has a fantastic profile on the western edge of the town. The Anglican is a significant building also. Both nearing 100 years.

The Bemboka War Memorial is central.

Likewise, the town being so small the hotel cannot be missed.

Bemboka is a pretty spot, and should a coffee or refreshment be in order coincide a visit to that Catholic Church.

Heritage diary



Fireplace   Dump Station
General Store Bottled Gas
Internet   Caravan
  Camping   4WD
Kitchen Facilities Disabled access
  Laundry Toilets
  Campervans Accommodation
Meals   Airport
Pets Allowed   Boat Ramp
Telephone Picnic Area
Roadside Rest Area Electricity
Scenic Swimming
Tap water   Thermal Area
  Stream Water   Walking tracks
  Rotary Club   Lions Club
Gymnasium   Gardens
  Winery   Whitewater Rafting
  Surfing   Skydiving
Skiing   Scenic Flights
Postal Service Police
Movie Location   Mountain Biking
  Kayaking   Jet Boating
  Information   Hospital
Hang Gliding   Golf Course