• Tilba Chamber of Commerce

Updated: Dec 17, 2020

Two brothers - Richard and Les, have brought to life a splendid vision for historic Henkley Farm.

Since purchasing this property, 'the boys' have toiled long and hard to renovate their homestead and outbuildings, restore old timber fences and set up home for a happy family of chickens, sheep and cows.

With its beautiful old timber farmhouse, weathered wooden fences, an array of old-timer outbuildings, stunning gardens, chicken coop, dairy, barn and stables, Henkley Farm presents an authentic picture of a late 19th Century working farm .

Historic Henkley continues its farming tradition today, but is also taking a new and special direction with the recent completion of a chapel and four self-contained cabins - all tastefully in keeping with the 'old time' aesthetics of the original buildings.

Henkley Farm.. the perfect opportunity for guests who are seeking a farm stay holiday .. a complete rest.. maybe a game of tennis, a dip in the ocean, a stroll around pastureland, a chat with some quaint, quirky animal personalities.. a spiritual retreat..something for everyone!

Here's your chance to experience country life at its best, with two delightful hosts, in beautiful Tilba.

Contact Whale Coast Realty

to book your holiday at Henkley Farm

Ph: 02 4476 2699

Email: holidays@whalecoastrealty.com.au

  • Tilba Chamber of Commerce

Updated: Sep 10, 2020

River of Art Festival

Celebrating Artists on the Far South Coast

Durras to Bermagui.. including Tilba District!

18 - 27 September 2020

Local resident - Kate Wall says "With a turbulent 10 months behind us and the lingering effects of Covid 19, a few of us thought it was important to keep a River of Art presence going in the southern areas of the 'River of Art' catchment".

And so .. here we are - an opportunity to see the work of local artists and crafts people at some of your favourite venues around Tilba District:

- Small Hall in Central Tilba - double up with a Saturday morning visit to Tilba Market in the Big Hall

- Tilba Valley Winery and Alehouse - Old Highway Corunna - fill a lazy Sunday arvo with wine, music & art

- Dromedary Hotel - where else would you go for good beer, great food, old fashioned hospitality?

- ABC Cheese Factory - 27 Bate Street Central Tilba - Tilba's favourite go to for REAL dairy

- 'Tall Trees' Art Workshop' - Open Studio, 16 Ridge Road Corunna - Kate Wall & David Whitfield

- Mungala Bugaala Gallery - 17 Bates Street Central Tilba - local artist - Cheryl Overton

- Tilba Studio - 211 Punkalla- Tilba Road, Central Tilba - Zoe Burke - Tilba Talks Heritage Walks

- Portraits of Resilient Youth - a collaboration between Central Tilba School, Amy Spurgeon & Monty

O'Brien (enquire: 0407 413 139)

Local exhibitions are the result of the hard work of Zoe Burke and Vivienne Bowe.

Here are some of the gems created by artists from the local community:

- Nicole Grimm Hewitt - Beneath Blue Pool

- Angela Ratten - porcelain

- Bethany Thurtell - Afternoon at the Wharf

- Sylke Claridge - The Bungle Bungles

- David Whitfield - Night Patrol

- Alison Walker - Dolphins Circling

- Zoe Burke - Isolation Tea

- Vivienne Bowe - The Rains Came to Late for Us

Special mention of a collaboration between local artists - Amy Spurgeon and Monty O'Brien and the students of Central Tilba Primary School.

The work showcases the strength of the young people in our community through a series of video portraits. Set against the backdrop of Mount Gulaga, the children offer a message of hope for the future.

The project was made possible by the Australian Government’s Regional Arts Fund, provided through Regional Arts Australia, and in NSW through Regional Arts NSW.

Click here to find out what else is happening for "River of Art" on Far South Coast NSW.

Special thanks to Kate Wall - at "Tall Trees Art Workshop" for creating this blog! Kate can be contacted for further information at:


or phone 0407 413 139.

  • Tilba Chamber of Commerce

Updated: Sep 9, 2020

Tilba District Community Bushfire Protection Planning Forum Outcomes

Following on from our 'Back to the Future' blog, Tilba District Community held its bushfire protection planning forum on 15 August.

The aim of the forum was to canvass the views of Tilba Community as to how we can be better prepared for future bushfire events.

5 areas of interest relating to improved preparation for bushfires were considered: water supply & infrastructure; fuel loads & hazard reduction; historic villages, farms & other properties; power infrastructure; communications & infrastructure.

62 participants from Tilba District community reflected on the experience of last summer's bushfires - 'what worked and didn't work.'

Further input was received via survey responses from locals who weren't able to attend the forum.

Working from the premise 'What should we be doing as a community and what should agencies be doing', guidelines were developed by participants to inform the design of solutions by relevant agencies.

The forum proceedings have now been written up - word for word, as a transparent record of all that was contributed by the community.

This document has also been provided to Eurobodalla Shire Council and relevant agencies - NSW Rural Fire Service, National Parks and Wild Life Service, Forestry NSW, and to Gulaga Board of Management :

Record of Tilba District Community Plann
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The community's concerns and proposed ways forward for water supply & infrastructure and fuel loads & hazard reduction were taken to a subsequent meeting on 26 August with representatives from Council and relevant agencies - NSW RFS (assigned to lead the process of consulting and working with the community on bushfire protection plans), National Parks and Wildlife Service and Forestry NSW.

200826 Draft Minutes - Tilba District Co
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The minutes of this meeting are attached here for Tilba District Community to view.

Sincere thanks to all who attended the planning forum and to those who contributed ideas via survey responses.

Thank you also to Phil Shorten (local resident) for facilitating this forum and to the Tilba District Community Bushfire Protection Committee for the time given to preparing for the forum and the subsequent meeting with agencies.