The heritage villages of Central Tilba and Tilba Tilba sit in the shadow of Mount Gulaga, a sacred mountain for Yuin Aboriginal people. This is granite country and the first thing you will see are the granite tors that cover the landscape. Though these appear quite appealing these massive granite outcrops have a darker side of attracting lightning.

The villages are wonderfully old. You might enjoy reading its history HERE.

This National Trust-classified town has become a must see on the South Coast for its delightful shops and galleries where can enjoy the true feeling of yesteryear as you explore the genuine streetscape. On Saturdays there is a local produce market in the community owned School of Arts buildings.

If you get a chance take a wander up the laneway by the Dromedary Hotel and follow the path to the top of the hill and water tower accessed via the paddock at the back of the fire shed. There is a lovely view of the town and valleys beyond. Be sure to say hello to the horse who lives in the paddock.

There is a great page that covers walking around the town and discovering its heritage  HERE

The ABC Cheese Factory is located in Central Tilba at the end of the main street. It was established in 1891 and was the first cheese co-operative in New South Wales.

Tilba Club Cheese is still waxed at the ABC Cheese Factory and is sold exclusively through their shop. Tastings of their cheeses are available at any time. You are also welcome to taste the largest range of honey on the south coast. They feature local produce including their own jams and preserves, souvenirs, gifts, coffee, ice cream and snacks.
South Coast Cheese is also located within the ABC Cheese Factory. It specialises in producing a local product of the highest quality and sources as many local ingredients as possible.

Tilba Real Dairy features cheese making and milk bottling which can be viewed through large glass windows. Along with cheese tastings, honey tastings, ice creams, quality condiments and conserves you can also try the freshest milkshake made from the jersey herd in the Tilba Valley, just milked and available.

 

Tilba Real Dairy specialises in producing a local product of the highest quality sourcing as many local ingredients as possible and giving back to the local community.
 

They produce many speciality cheeses including infused and traditional cheddars, soft and hard cheeses, such as Cream Blue, Camembert. Havarti and Romano. Their chilli based 'Firecracker’ is not for wary.
 

Central Tilba normally celebrates Easter Saturday every year with The Tilba Festival of music, food and all the key things that make a community thrive however in 2018 they are having a break. See you in 2019.

Later on in June it hosts the South East Regional Timber workers with their June long weekend display and sale.

Central Tilba also hosts the annual  South Coast Knife Show over the October long weekend each year showcasing the skills of makers both local and interstate. A chance to meet the makers themselves and buy some truly unique, beautiful and practical pieces.



While Central Tilba is well known for its craft stores and the famous ABC Cheese factory nearby Tilba Tilba is equally famous for being the starting point for the Gulaga Walk.

There is a gravel road that connects Narooma to Tilba. The road is often referred to as The Ridge Road which leads out of Tilba in a northerly direction and continues, sealed and unsealed, through farms and bush country. Follow this road (from Tilba) to the Old Highway and turn right. Further along this road is Tilba Valley Winery which offers tasting of their great selection, lunch and cellar door sales.

Tilba Valley Wines is situated on the shores of Lake Corunna. You can taste their selection of wines made on site which include semillon, traminer, riesling, shiraz, cabernet sauvignon as well as their Australian-style port and muscat.  From here you can return to Narooma via the Princes Highway.

Below are the all of the KNOWN accommodation options in Tilba.

TILBA TO STAY:

302 Punkalla Tilba Rd, Central Tilba

The cabins can comfortably accommodate up to 2 adults and 2 children. Larger groups can be accommodated by arrangement, as well as pets on arrangement charged at $10 surcharge a day. In each of the cabins at Central Tilba Farm Cabins, there is a room with queen bed and connecting shower and toilet. The open floor plan of kitchen/dining/living area with twin bunks for the youngsters means everything is at your fingertips. Ph 0409311121

9065 Princes Hwy, Tilba Tilba

Couria Creek Cottages offer guests only two private cottages Summerbreeze (just for a couple) and Summercloud (for up to 4 adults) which nestle in natural surrounds and provide a true getaway from the hustle and bustle of major tourist destinations. Both  cottages are self-contained and self-catering with open-plan kitchen, dining and living areas, comfortable bedrooms and sunny verandahs featuring great views across the property. Ph 44737211

91 Punkalla Tilba Rd, Central Tilba

Imagine an award winning, 4 1/2 Star B&B set on 8 acres of tranquil, park-like grounds in a magical, rural-coastal landscape. Choose between an elegant country house that’s a separate residence for guests or a charming, self-contained cottage. Privacy, luxury, space and views. The perfect stylish retreat.. romantic getaway.. country escape! Ph 44737385

Fairview 9069 Princes Highway, Tilba Tilba, NSW

Escape to the peaceful oasis of Fairview Farm. Situated alongside a national park and a short drive off the highway, Fairview Farm is the perfect place to stay offering premium cottage accommodation in Tilba Tilba.
Relax and unwind in the 150-acre beef farm, while you admire the abundant bird life and farm animals in your surroundings  Call  (02) 4473 7378  

64 Sunnyside Road, Central Tilba

The tents are a wonderfully unique space. Like Yurts they offer loads more standing space than a traditional tent. Experience sleeping under the stars in luxury.Snuggle into fresh linen on a comfy bed with stunning ocean & lake views. Ph 4473 7777

64 Sunnyside Rd, Central Tilba

Boutique accommodation nestled between the mountains, lake and the sea in charming Central Tilba.

Tilba Lake House offers guests peace and relaxation in a private and exclusive setting. Enjoy views of the ocean, lake, gardens and swimming pool. A generous local breakfast hamper is provided daily. Alternatively you may choose our famous cooked breakfast service. Ph 44737777

"Killarney" 8851 Princes Highway, Tilba Tilba

There are 4 waterfront cottages, with all the comforts of home. The cottages sleep 6 people each and are pet friendly. Ph 44737322

282 Corkhill Drive., Tilba Tilba

Stunning & elegantly designed rooms ranging from a bedroom and en-suite with sitting area, to fully self-contained. Choose to have a two course gourmet breakfast included or accommodation only.This absolutely enchanting property encompasses 3 ½ acres of exquisite open gardens that have been featured on major TV shows including Burke's Backyard and Better Homes and Gardens.  Ph 44737375

2 Bate St, Central Tilba

The Two Story Bed and Breakfast has three guestrooms, two located on the top floor and one of the bottom.  The Postmasters room has a queen bed, a single bed and it's own ensuite.. One of our upstairs rooms has a queen bed and the other a double, both with their own bathrooms. Ph 44737290

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Be sure to look at Our MUST DO and MUST SEE menus above

TILBA TO DOs:

Climb Gulaga Mountain

Gulaga (Mt Dromedary) Length: 14km return. Time: 5 hours return.  Grade: Hard
Mount Gulaga is a  797 metre high extinct volcano rising above sea level and has great spiritual significance to local Aboriginal people, particularly Aboriginal women symbolising the mother and providing a basis for Aboriginal spiritual identity. There is a popular, though solid 14km (up and back) walk from Pam's Store at Tilba Tilba to the top of Gulaga which takes 5 hours or so. The track is easy to follow traversing along an old gold mining road so the mountain also has white-fella history. There are pit toilets at the top and drinking water maintained by the park rangers.

Be sure to take the Central Tilba Historic Walk and to also go up by the Fire Station and climb to the top of the hill by the water reservoir for great views over the valley. And be sure to refer to our HISTORY page as you discover The Tilbas.  

The Tilbas have a wonderful rich and vibrant history that is well worth the read. We have a great page that covers the History of the town and area HERE

947 Old Hwy Dr Narooma

Just a short drive from Narooma or Tilba. A visit to the winery which is the only one in the Eurobodalla is a pleasant way to spend a couple of hours. Call in for wine tasting and lunch.  Ph 4473 7308

282 Corkhill Drive., Tilba Tilba

This absolutely enchanting property encompassing 3 ½ acres of exquisite open gardens has been featured on major TV shows including Burke's Backyard and Better Homes and Gardens and is the subject of the book "Velvet Pears". A large section of the grounds have been extensively and beautifully developed over many years, with water features, a gardened ruin and the Willow House overlooking the duck pond. Open 9am to 5pm Takes approximately 1 1/2 hours to view. Ph 44737375

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Below are ALL KNOWN major Eateries in the area

TILBA EATING OUT:

Dromedary Hotel, 5 Bate Street

Open for lunch and dinner 7 days a week (closed Christmas Day) 11:00am - close

, or just join us for a drink! Call us to reserve a table (02) 4476 7223

1 Bate Street 2546 Central Tilba

Ellen's Pantry offers brunches and lunches, a beautiful view and a cosy atmosphere, Fully licensed.
Open 10am to 4:30 Tuesday to Saturday (closed Sunday and Monday) 
Dogs welcome to our outside verandah - Ph 4473 7407

Tilba Bakery

18 Bate St Central Tilba

Ph 44737467

17 Bate St, Central Tilba

Cafe Australian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian, Friendly, Vegan Options, Ph 44737103

947 Old Hwy Corunna, New South Wales, Australia

Tilba Valley Winery & Ale House is magnificently situated on the shores of Lake Corunna under the foothills of Gulaga/Mt Dromedary and just a few minutes drive from Central Tilba and about ten minutes from Narooma.

They offer a quality lunch menu with daily specials and the space is perfect for a visit over coffee. 

Live entertainment every Sunday with regular musical, cultural and artistic events throughout the year.

4 Bate Street, Central Tilba

Ph 4473 7229

266 Corkhill Drive, Tilba Tilba 0403 713 551

Breakfast, lunch and soon dinner ( Friday and Saturday night 6pm to 9pm ). 

Current Hours: Monday Closed.  Tuesday to Saturday 9am to 4pm.  Sunday 9am to 2pm. Public Holiday open 9am to 2pm.

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