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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.

In 1974 the National Trust classified the Tilba District as a place of historic and special aesthetic significance and established The Tilba Conservation Area. Since then, tourism, supporting a variety of new businesses has become the district’s main economic focus.

The unique architectural style of the villages and farm buildings set on the lush rolling foothills of Gulaga Mountain has given the district its distinctive character. Central Tilba (pop. 80) and Tilba Tilba (pop. 30) provide a “step back in time” where visitors can relax, unwind and enjoy browsing through the exciting range of interesting shops and eateries. There is a wide selection of accommodation options available making the Tilba District a wonderful destination for a carefree holiday.

Come and experience Tilba Time!

Central Tilba Bate St - Shops

Slow Down & Explore

Take some time out and explore the highlights of Tilba Tilba & Central Tilba

For pub goers, you can grab a cold beer or craft gin at the Dromedary Hotel… not to mention some of the best food in the area. There’s also gardens to explore, natural walks and the infamous Gulaga trail (are you ready to conquer it?).

You simply can’t miss out on the Tilba Valley Wine & Ale House either , where there’s live music playing, great food, wine and local beers – all in a tranquil bush setting on the shores of Lake Corunna.

Tilba is the perfect place to enjoy the region in more depth, only moments away from enjoying the beaches and waterways of Narooma & Bermagui.

The Tilba region is the ideal base to enjoy a South Coast holiday. Stay a little longer at one of the many local accommodation options.


Get away from it all and relax.

From Bed & Breakfasts, romantic weekend getaways to farm cabins for the whole family, Tilba has the perfect range of accommodation options to make any stay in the region a memorable one.

Stay a while

Shops & Attractions

Take a wander through beautiful Tilba.

Central Tilba and Tilba Tilba feature an intriguing range of shops and attractions. Then there’s the abundant natural beauty… check out some of Tilba’s magnificent landmarks or go for a bushwalk.

What to See & Do

Eat & Drink

Decandent culinary treats await!

In the heart of River Cottage country, Tilba boasts pubs, wineries, cosy cafes and of course the cheese factory. Tilba has an abundance of culinary delights to satisfy most tastes, with an emphasis on high quality, local produce.

Cafes, Bars & Dining

Visitor Info

Plan your Tilba stay!

Learn all about the region and its historic villages Central Tilba and Tilba Tilba. Find out about Tilba’s local history, and it’s natural features such as Gulaga. We provide information on getting here, travel times & more.

All About Tilba