Tilba is a historic old gold mining town, classified by the National Trust. It sits at the foot of Mount Dromedary (Gulaga to the local aboriginal). The little cottages are now mostly shops and cafes. The great thing about the coastline are long beaches, broken up by small lakes which are rich in oysters and prawns. In some places, farmland goes to the coast and in others spotted gum forests go down to the water.
It is remarkably well preserved, probably because it is so far from Melbourne and Sydney, but also because there are big areas of national parks.