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What is all the fuss about in Tilba?

Tilba has been a hive of activity recently with the filming of a television show and a world-renowned photographer using the stunning town and surroundings as centrepieces for their work.

The Lifestyle Channel program, Australian River Cottage has returned to Tilba to film the second series of the popular show. Paul West and his trusty companion Digger continue to explore the opportunities to live a self –sustainable existence off their farm at the base of Mount Gulaga. Paul’s passion for growing, sharing and cooking great food, showcases the amazing produce available in the area. When you visit Tilba, you too can taste the fresh and local produce from farm to plate at the local growers market in Central Tilba every Saturday morning.

 

Internationally recognised photographer Ken Duncan also visited recently and used Tilba as inspiration for a series of photos. Ken is well known for his landscape photography that is particularly good at capturing the essence of the Australian coastline and countryside. Ken couldn’t resist trying Mrs Jamieson’s homemade fudge and even decided to take a picture of "our Ken" behind the counter which you can see here and on his Facebook page.

 

Now it’s time for you to see what all the fuss is about. While Tilba is attracting international guests, for people from Sydney and Canberra, it makes the perfect place for a weekend escape or a longer stay and gives you a chance  to explore the beautiful South Coast of New South Wales. The Two Story Bed and Breakfast has 3 rooms available and is the perfect choice for accommodation and you never know, you may bump into someone famous when you visit Tilba.

Lavender and Macadamia Fudge

Mrs Jamieson’s Lavender and Macadamia fudge is the marrying of two much loved flavours into one special treat.  We hand make our fudge to ensure every piece is created with love and our flavours will be enjoyed by our customers.

Easily distinguished in gardens by its beautiful purple flower and uniquely fragrant aroma, Lavender can be found in many beautiful gardens around the country and especially in the gardens adorning some of Tilba’s most beautiful properties. It gives a slightly florally flavour to a dish and is often used to complement sweets which is why it is the perfect addition to our fudge. Paired with Australia’s most loved nut, the Macadamia, these two flavours combine perfectly.

Macadamias lend a subtle buttery flavour and a soft crunch to the fudge and are packed full of natural nutrients and are one of the healthiest nuts available. Macadamias are native to Australia and are sometimes referred to as the Bush Tucker nut, but mostly today we enjoy them as an indulgent addition to many sweet and savoury dishes.

Our Lavender and Macadamia Fudge is made to show the distinct creamy colour of the Macadamia and vibrant purple of the Lavender. It is as pleasing to the eyes as it is to the tastebuds and is available now at Bates General Store in Central Tilba or our online shop.

River Cottage Australia in Tilba

River Cottage Australia Accommodation

Did you know that the popular television series River Cottage Australia was filmed right here in Tilba?  The 8 part series is airing exclusivly on The LifeStyle Channel on Foxtel, beginning on Thursday 27 June.

 

River Cottage host Hugh will actually hand over the baton to an Australian counterpart – former Tasmanian chef, Paul West – who’ll face new challenges and uniquely Australian characters as he attempts to set up his own farm near the historic and picturesque village of Central Tilba on the NSW Far South Coast.

 

At Two Story Bed and Breakfast are very excited and honoured to have the River Cottage crew in Tilba and have been delighted to have some of them stay with us. So if you want to see what is so special about the area and are looking for some accommodation in Tilba we would be delighted to have you stay with us.

 

Come and see why River Cottage Australia came to Tilba yourself. Book your accommodation now.

 

You can now buy the River Cottage Australia DVD in our online store here.

 

You can view some behind the scenes video of the making of River Cottage Australia below

 

Walk to the peak of Mount Gulaga

Are you looking for things to do in Tilba?

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Enjoy a serene weekend in the quaint village of Central Tilba, staying in the beautiful bed and breakfast Tilba Two Story and exploring some of the walking trails within the nearby Gulaga National Park.

Perched above the picturesque village of Tilba, Mount Gulaga (previously known as Mount Dromedary) is an extinct volcano that is one of the highest mountains on the South Coast of New South Wales. Due to its almost 1000m peak, Mount Gulaga can be seen from many vantage points across the Eurobodalla.

Mount Gulaga and the entire Gulaga National Park is of high spiritual importance to the local Yuin people and in 2006 it was handed back to be managed by its traditional Aboriginal owners.
Workers built a track up Mount Gulaga in times when gold was to be found and miners used the track as means to access their digs. This steep track is now widely used by day-trippers and serious walkers alike to access the stunning views from Mount Gulaga’s peak, of the coast of southern New South Wales. While the 11 kilometre return walk is strenuous and graded as “hard”, the beautiful surrounding rainforest and abundant native wildlife provides plenty of welcomed distractions and photo opportunities along the way.

The return walk starts at the back of Pam’s Store and should be completed in about five hours. After a vigorous day of walking, unwind with some well-deserved Mrs Jamieson’s Tilba Fudge on the balcony of your guest room at Tilba Two Story. The perfect end to a perfect day in the stunning Eurobodalla.