Experience Tilba Time
The traditional owners of the land are the Yuin people and their traditional dreamtime stories live on in the dramatic rocks and volcanic landscape. For example, Gulaga is honoured by the Yuin people, and also by more recent settlers, as the sacred mother mountain for the region.
European settlement began in the mid 1800’s. The rich volcanic soil around the mountain became the basis for successful dairy farms and the villages of Tilba Tilba and Central Tilba were built with local eucalyptus timber. When alluvial and reef gold was discovered on the mountain a boom ensued bringing much prosperity to the new villages in the late 1800s. When the gold mining dwindled in the early 1900’s the dairy industry continued and Tilba became the home of world famous cheese.