Located on the beautiful rolling slopes of Mount Dromedary, the Tilba region is one of the Eurobodalla Nature Coasts most popular drawcards.
The area was settled over 160 years ago, but the discovery of gold in 1850 saw people flock to the district. As the gold petered out, dairying became firmly established. The village of Central Tilba was founded in 1895, when Sam Bate created a subdivision on his land and sold lots at auction.
Central Tilba is now a heritage village classified under the National Trust.
Mount Dromedary (Gulaga) was named by Captain Cook in 1770 and is a significant landmark for the southern half of the Eurobodalla Nature Coast. It had great spiritual significance to the Yuin people, whose descendants today still hold the mountain in special reverence. Umbarra Cultural Tours conduct special tours. It is also possible to walk the mountain (allow the best part of a day and check with the Visitor Information Centre at Narooma for local knowledge and a map.
Central Tilba is a magnet for visitors with its working village atmosphere and variety of excellent produce and wares. Stores include a leatherworks, cobbler, bakery, ABC Cheese Factory, woodturner, toy store, lolly shop, galleries, heaps of arts and crafts, a great pub as well as lovely cafes.
Just south of Central Tilba at Tilba Tilba, Foxglove Spire Gardens are stunning. Take a picnic and spend a day strolling through these beautiful woodland gardens. Nearby, the nursery, cafe, antique and gift stores complete a great day out at Tilba Tilba.