Take the short stroll to the lookout for a good view of Mt Dromedary and of Central Tilba (see heading photo) tucked into the countryside. It's an easy walk of only a few hundred metres.Mt Dromedary was named by Captain Cook in 1770 and is 806 metres high - it is visible from far up and down the coast.more
Specialises in quality home-made food and coffee. While we waited for our excellent foccacia with char-grilled chicken, brie, sundried tomato and salad (well worth the wait and a huge serving) we could see apple juice being extracted in the kitchen for someone else, from fresh apples. The great plunger coffee cost under US$2.
Open seven days 0900-1700.
Favorite Dish: Light lunch - see above.
Have you ever had the urge to own a copy of The Tibetan Book of the Dead ? . That, or other books, items of clothing, artworks and such from Tibet and Nepal are not exactly mainstream retail products in Australia, so it's something of a surprise that you'll find them here in one of Central Tilba's old buildings. hours:Daylight saving: Tuesday...more
Still operating as a boutique cheese factory, there is a free sampling of cheeses on the counter. The main product is a range of 'Tilba Club' cheeses, which are produced by mincing and mixing together firm to hard generic cheeses, then pressing them back together (as appropriate adding herbs or other flavourings such as sundried tomato).Apart from...more
The Princes Highway now bypasses Central Tilba, but the access to the village is by the old main road: the main street (Bate St) then runs off it. The problem is that the junction is not at a right angle. As you exit Central Tilba, especially if you are turning right toward Tilba Tilba a short distance down the road, you are confronted by a particularly blind corner. The answer is to carefully check this round mirror directly ahead of you to ensure that the road is clear
Well, I guess the entire village fits this description (in the nicest possible way), as its main focus these days is on appealing to tourists. But the real trap is that the main street is narrow, parking is limited, and the only spot for turning your vehicle is outside the cheese factory - beyond that the country roads become so narrow they are not recommended for caravans. So, during holiday seasons, it's quite common to have the unlikely effect of traffic blockages in the country.
Unique Suggestions: Try to relax.
If you found Central Tilba interesting, you probably will also enjoy a visit to Tilba Tilba just 2 km down the old road. It is somewhat smaller and you'll probably find it less congested if you're there in a holiday season.