16 July 2013
If you have been charmed by River Cottage Australia – which has become a recent hit on Foxtel’s Lifestyle channel – it might be time to start planning your next break to the stunning New South Wales South Coast.
The setting for River Cottage Australia is grounded in beautiful Tilba Tilba – a striking gold-rush era town that is now protected under a National Heritage listing.
The original River Cottage show began in the UK, following British chef Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall as he embarked on a journey of local, sustainable, self-sufficient living. Now, Australia’s Paul West has taken on the task Down Under – the eight part series explores his journey to establish his own farm in Tilba Tilba.
Here, the picturesque setting is enhanced by the close proximity of Gulaga National Park. Gulaga is also known as Mt Dromedary and is an isolated volcanic core that stretches 797 metres above sea level.
The site and surrounding area has important Aboriginal significance – and if you are interested in exploring further, there’s a brilliant five-hour trek (a 14-kilometre return trip) up and down the mountain you can complete from Tilba Tilba.
Gulaga can also be seen from nearby Central Tilba, which boasts plenty of historic charm. This picturesque country town is known for its large population of artisans and local artists and could be the perfect place for you to pick up a souvenir of your time in the area.
If you’re keen to stay in cottage accommodation in Tilba Tilba or the surrounding area, there are plenty of options to choose from – and this will put you in the perfect position to enjoy everything the region has to offer.