Living History – the heritage villages of Tilba

Central Tilba and Tilba Tilba offer an opportunity to step back in time and visit perfectly preserved heritage villages featuring a range of unusual shops and galleries – all surrounded by breathtaking natural beauty.

central-tilbaCentral Tilba

Set against the backdrop of Gulaga / Mt. Dromedary, Central Tilba is a restored and maintained period village with a host of unique shops and galleries.

From antiques, traditional crafts and woodworks to modern jewellery and contemporary art, there is something of interest for all visitors. for more information go

The Easter highlight, on the Eurobodalla’s Nature Coast is the Tilba Easter Festival. A unique festival, with entertainment & activities to suit all tastes, including Town Criers, hilarious street games with prizes, live music on 4 different stages, roaming street performers, Producers hall showcasing local produce, market stalls & delicious food and a fabulous parade.

This all happens in the magical setting of Central Tilba’s main street and its 100 year old, colourful weather board buildings.  The entire village, and surrounding lush volcanic farmland rolling down to the ocean, have been protected by the National Trust.  Beautiful Mt Dromedary or “Gulaga – the Mother Mountain”, towers up 800 metres behind the village, and is widely known for its pristine rain forests and aboriginal sacred sites.

Paul West Tilba FestivalEaster Saturday is the one day each year when Bate Street is closed to traffic and open to a huge array of culture and festivities.  A modest donation ($10-adults, Free Entry for kids 2-16) covers all the entertainment, all day long! The festival is proud to be a volunteer non-profit community project, completely free of corporate sponsorship, and dedicated to a day of fun for everyone who attends.

There will be stilt walkers, buskers, street theatre and a continuous reptile awareness show. There will be Jumping castles, airbrush tattoos & face painting. Don’t forget to try your hand at the new Cheese Rolling Competition, the treacherous Egg Throwing Championship, the Bushies Boot Throwing Contest or one of the other many games & activities.

To learn more about the  events & accommodation visit

South Coast Cheese at the old ABC Cheese Factory.

At South Coast Cheese, there are cheese making demonstrations, commercial cheese making on view, cheese tasting and amazing fresh milk from Jersey cows. Click here for more details.

Tilba Tilba

Tilba Tilba is a smaller village only a short drive to the south of Central Tilba which is also protected by a National Heritage listing. It is spectacularly situated at the base of Gulaga / Mt Dromedary and walking and 4WD tracks up the mountain are accessed from Tilba Tilba.