Gulaga – and Gulaga National Park
Gulaga dominates the landscape around Tilba and Narooma and is of great cultural significance to the Yuin Aboriginals the traditional landowners of nearby Wallaga Lake and Gulaga National Park.
Gulaga – named Mount Dromedary by the passing Captain Cook because of its camel-shaped hump – was handed back to Yuin ownership and management by the NSW government in 2006.
Najanuga (Little Dromedary) is the smaller – but still striking – rock outcrop just to the east of Gulaga and Tilba.
It is also of cultural significance to the Yuin people.
Over 60 million years ago Gulaga was an active volcano and its peak was some 3 kms high. Now it is less than 1000m high but still offers spectacular views over the surrounding lakes and countryside, rainforest walks and old mining tracks to explore.
This impressively forested mountain was the site of extensive gold mining which led to the development of the historic Tilba settlements. Read more about the Tilba settlements.
Exploring Gulaga is worth devoting at least half a day to. Walking the track from Pam’s Store at Tilba Tilba to the summit and back (11km round trip) is actually not as difficult as it might look – and the rainforest, wildlife, granite outcrops and views are definitely worth the effort.