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Tilba Tilba


Arts, culture, heritage and lifestyle in Central Tilba

Tilba Tilba is a pretty, rural town with great character and wonderful gardens. It's surrounded by meadows against a majestic backdrop.

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About Tilba Tilba

Like Central Tilba, Tilba Tilba is protected by a National Heritage listing; the town was settled mostly during the gold rush years of the 1890s and 1900s and today retains many fine Victorian timber buildings. The town has a pretty setting at the base of Gulaga (Mt Dromedary) which can be accessed from Tilba Tilba. 

This is the highest point in the area, named Mt Dromedary by Lieutenant James Cook. The summit has strangely-shaped granite outcrops and is known as a sacred site for the Yuin people. Rainforest species thrive in several places on the upper tiers of the mountain.

Closer to town is Foxglove Spires, a luscious woodland garden built around a farm cottage. The seasonal gardens are simply stunning, with fragrant wisteria, lavender, clivea and arum lillies and a 55-m arbour of pretty Manchurian pear trees. Don't miss Tilba Valley Wines and nearby Batemans Bay and Narooma.

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