Central Tilba is a ‘new’ old town. The place was old and run down but now has had a complete makeover. The town is a tourism business capitalizing on heritage interest and it’s working. Central Tilba is a very busy little place and parking may be difficult.
The area was originally inhabited by the Yuin Aboriginal tribe. Tilba is said to mean wind in the Yuin language. Others have said the word is a Thawa Aboriginal term for 'many waters' the town was settled during the Australian gold rushes of the nineteenth century.
Set against the magnificent backdrop of Gulaga / Mt. Dromedary, Central Tilba is a perfectly restored and maintained period village - protected by a National Heritage listing.
Central Tilba offers a range of shops and galleries to explore and enjoy - plus a range of cafes, the beautiful and historic Dromedary Hotel, the famous ABC Cheese Factory and so much more to see and do
Bates Emporium is an old fashioned general store which offers groceries, petrol, post office and the renowned Mrs. Jamieson's Tilba Fudge.
The purpose to visit Central Tilba will be to enjoy the atmosphere and perhaps delight in food and refreshments.