Central Tilba and Tilba Tilba are two villages near the Princes Highway in Eurobodalla Shire, in the midst of Sydney and Melbourne, on the Sapphire Coast, 232km of Canberra. Central Tilba offer a unique opportunity to step back in time and visit a perfectly preserved heritage village.
Set against the magnificent backdrop of Mount Gulaga, extinct Volcano and sacred mountain for Yuin Aboriginal people, Central Tilba is a perfectly restored and maintained period village, protected by a National Heritage listing.
The steep track up Mount Gulaga was built in 1894 for gold miners. Take the gravel path from Pam's Store in Tilba Tilba and continue up the mountain. At 'Halfway Rock' the trail leads 1.6 kilometres off the main track to the foundations of the mine manager's residence. Return to the main track and 30 minutes later you should reach 'The Saddle' - a great rest spot. Push on to the summit with its spectacular views to the coast, along the way enjoying a beautiful rainforest teeming with life.
Central Tilba offers a range of shops and galleries to explore and enjoy, plus a range of cafes, the beautiful and historic buildings, the famous ABC Cheese Factory, unique shops and galleries showcasing antiques, traditional crafts and woodworks to unique modern jewellery, contemporary art and designs, Indigenous artworks are for sale at Apma Creations Aboriginal Art Gallery and Gift Shop. The delicious Tilba Growers Market is held every Saturday. At the annual Tilba Woodwork Exhibition is a fabulous range of handmade toys, furniture, vases and ornaments for show and sale. There truly is something of interest for everyone.
The natural beauty, harmony and peacefulness of this place make it the perfect getaway to unwind and connect with nature while discovering one of Australia richest cultural site. Truly the best sanctuary The Horse's Gift could find for equine experiential learning activities.
You’ll find plenty of accommodation options, ranging from charming cottages and lakeside glamping to coastal retreats and camping grounds. For more information, please go to our "where to stay" page.
With its stunning white sand coastline, river estuaries and craggy headlands, the Eurobodalla region is an ideal holiday destination.
Mystery Bay lookout is in the most southern part of Eurobodalla National Park not far from the picturesque hamlet of Mystery Bay. The lookout offers fabulous scenic views out to the Pacific Ocean where you are likely to see whales during their spring migration.
The coastal Yuin People traditionally camped, fished and collected resources in this area, a tradition that continues into present. A number of middens and artefact scatters remain visible in Mystery Bay.
There are plenty of walking opportunities from Mystery Bay lookout as well as swimming, fishing and surfing at nearby beaches. For the adventurous, the coastline around Mystery Bay has deep channels that are great for snorkelling.
In the picture-postcard Tilba region, you'll relax among the green hills of Gulaga, where a very tempered climate and rich soil have produced excellent wines and beautiful, formal gardens. You'll admire colonial timber cottages as you browse delightful shops and galleries, savour local produce and amble in splendid gardens.Cheese and wine are a highlight of Eurobodalla's local produce and markets.
The region is known as Australia’s ‘Oyster Coast’, with the Clyde River and estuary famous for its fishing and oysters. The Narooma Oyster Festival is held each May, celebrating the region’s food. Local produce is also well presented in the area's great restaurants.
Discover brilliant wildlife in the area.
Discover brilliant wildlife in the area. Deua National Park is a haven for birds, wallabies and possums, as well as the rare tiger quoll. Bushwalk through the scenic Monga National Park and you may spot a lyrebird. Murramarang National Park is another exquisite natural reserve, with a large population of eastern grey kangaroos.
Montague Island is a nature sanctuary home to thousands of seals, penguins, and many bird species. Go snorkeling or scuba diving with seals and book a tour to see penguins in their natural habitat. The island is also a great location for whale and dolphin watching.
This region has also lots of exciting events and activities throughout the year, like the Four Winds festival for the music lovers gathering fantastic performers from around the world to perform in a unique outdoor setting. And there is so much more to enjoy, you can find all information and details via the following links: