For Cheese, History, Hand Crafted Goodies and So Much Retro....
Ten kilometres south west of Narooma, just off the Princes Highway, there's a turn off for two very special villages "Central Tilba" and "Tilba Tilba", both listed by the National Trust as conservation areas.
The villages are indeed a throwback to simpler time, settled in the Australia gold rush period, it's cheese factory, which is still in operation today, opened in 1891. The quaint hills are dotted with heritage buildings dating from this time and it's a beautiful drive through to the main village of Central Tilba.
They have a weekly market on Saturdays in the local hall, there's plenty of treats for the kids to enjoy in the retro "Tilba sweet spot", a kids park and public toilets, and an old fashioned toy shop to delight them!
A truly great place to wander around the hills, browse unique shops, and enjoy artisan cheese and milk, with country hospitality thrown in, a short trip off the highway over the hills is certainly worth it.