A perfect Canberra holiday

Nestled at the base of the imposing Gulaga/Mt Dromedary, Tilba is only minutes drive from the popular South Coast fishing and tourism towns of Narooma and Bermagui.

  • Tilba is also only just over an hours drive (south) from Batemans Bay and (north) from Merimbula – both great coastal holiday destinations.
  • From the major capitals, Tilba is around 370kms south of Sydney along the Princes Highway (which makes it a 4½-5 hour drive).
  • From the national capital of Canberra, Tilba is about a three hour drive via either Batemans Bay or Cooma/Bega.
  • From Melbourne the trip to Tilba is about 700km and usually takes the best part of a whole day’s drive.

There are airports serving the area at Moruya, 40 minutes drive north, and at Merimbula (see map). Both have a number of flights daily to and from Melbourne and Sydney. Canberra airport has regularly scheduled flights from Singapore and New Zealand, opening up this wonderful coastline to the international market.

Discover the Tilba Region


Rolling countryside and striking landscapes…

Tilba is located on the South Coast of NSW, Australia. The region centres around the two Heritage Villages of Central Tilba and Tilba Tilba. These villages have been protected by the National Trust because of their unique historical nature.

As a result, Tilba offers the opportunity to visit beautifully restored and maintained period villages and experience living history, surrounded by rolling countryside and striking landscapes.

The best of both coasts

With its close proximity to the popular tourist locations along both the Eurobodalla Nature Coast and the Sapphire Coast, Tilba is a great option for any South Coast visitor looking for something different for that ideal day-trip option. At only 3 hours drive from Canberra, Tilba is perfect for that weekend getaway.

But with so many attractions right at hand Tilba also makes a great base for a longer visit to enjoy everything the South Coast has to offer.

In many ways a Tilba holiday offers the best of both the Nature and Sapphire Coasts – with beaches, lakes and National Parks all around, But if the weather is not so great there are also the galleries, shops, cafes, gardens and winery to still enjoy.

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