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.

Central Tilba is located around 10 kilometres south west of Narooma. The entire village is classified by the National Trust as the Central Tilba Conservation Area

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

There are also a plenty of eating options The Dromedary Hotel is the local pub and is a unique place to stay and enjoy a beer or a meal.

Bates Emporium is an old fashioned general store which offers groceries, petrol, post office and the renowned Mrs. Jamieson's Tilba Fudge.

The Central Tilba Church is located on the hill on the northern exit. Though not active has been renovated in keeping with the town.

The Central Tilba War Memorial has maintained its position. The cenotaph confirms the towns past era.

The Cheese Factory at the eastern end of the township.

The purpose to visit Central Tilba will be to enjoy the atmosphere and perhaps delight in food and refreshments.

Heritage diary


  Fireplace   Dump Station
General Store   Bottled Gas
Internet   Caravan
  Camping   4WD
Kitchen Facilities Disabled access
  Laundry Toilets
  Campervans Accommodation
Meals   Airport
Pets Allowed   Boat Ramp
Telephone Picnic Area
Roadside Rest Area Electricity
Scenic   Swimming
Tap water   Thermal Area
Stream Water   Walking tracks
  Rotary Club   Lions Club
Gymnasium   Gardens
  Winery   Whitewater Rafting
  Surfing   Skydiving
Skiing   Scenic Flights
Postal Service Police
Movie Location   Mountain Biking
  Kayaking   Jet Boating
Information   Hospital
Hang Gliding   Golf Course