The Tilba villages of Central Tilba and Tilba Tilba, only 10kms from the farm, are amongst the most picturesque in Australia. Originally settled by the Yuin Aboriginal tribe, their word Tilba means wind. The villages were established during the gold rush years of the 1890s and 1900s. They retain that period’s Victorian timber buildings. The local pub and general store are particularly evocative of our pioneering days.
Although tiny, the villages house a tempting array of gift and craft shops which can easily entertain you for several hours.
We recommend a visit to the spell binding Foxglove Spire Gardens at Tilba Tilba.
There are walking tracks from both Central Tilba and Tilba Tilba (the track starts beside Pams General store in the centre of Tilba Tilba) to the top of Mt Dromedary (Gulaga) and back, though it takes 4-5 hours and you need to be fit. There is a car park at the base of the Dromedary trail which leads to the summit. The mountain is surrounded by a 1250-ha flora reserve and offers rainforest, waterfalls, old mine workings and excellent views.