The Sapphire Coast, also known as the Bega Valley, is the most southerly coastal region in NSW.
From Wallaga Lake in the north, where you can go on a cultural tour with local aboriginals, through to Wonboyn Lake, a great fishing spot just north of the Victorian border, this region offers many alternatives for the tourist.
The northern coastal town of Bermagui is famous for its links to the author Zane Grey who often enjoyed gamefishing here. Fishing and tourism are still the town's main focuses.
The main commercial and government centre of the Sapphire Coast is Bega, a very typically Australian, large country town. The area has a very rich dairy farming industry and Bega Cheeses are famous both in Australia and overseas. Bega's coastal centre of Tathra is very popular with locals and holiday makers.