Country & Coastal Couple's Retreat

After a scenic five hour drive along the coast from Sydney, we found ourselves in Tilba on the South Coast of NSW. We arrived in the evening and settled in with a G&T on the deck overlooking the property. The light slowly faded behind the hills, the frogs started to croak and we relaxed by the indoor fire as the stars began to light up the night sky, an incredible sight which you forget about in the city.

After a lazy start to our Sunday morning, we enjoyed brekkie and coffee on the deck as the sun rose over the countryside. We spent the day exploring the shops and cafe’s whilst chatting with friendly locals in Tilba’s historic town. We enjoyed a refreshing swim at Mystery Bay beach followed by a late lunch and bottle of red at the local Tilba Valley Winery & Alehouse. That night, we indulged in drinks and nibbles by the outdoor fire before retiring to our floating double bed. Feeling recharged, we slowly made our way back home the next day after exploring the nearby coastline where we found the magnificent Horse Head Rock, a must see while in the area.

Clyde the Tiny House is the perfect mix of country and coastal. The light filled 1 bedroom tiny home is equipped with everything you need from gas stove to indoor and outdoor fireplaces, a luxurious floating loft bed and your own deck to enjoy the stunning country views. It’s the perfect Spring getaway.

Things We Did

  • Walk
  • Food & Drink
  • Beach
  • Experience
Horse Head Rock
Horse Head Rock is a must see landmark of the Sapphire Coast. After a scenic 20 minute drive from our accommodation, we were on foot to rock hop along the coast to the base of the rock. Be warned this route is a tricky one and should only be attempted at low tide. The rock is truely unmistakable and a real wonder of the local area. A helpful tip, make sure you take shoes!

There is also a more civilised bush track from the car park which takes you to a higher vantage point to view the rock.
Wine & Dine at Tilba Valley Winery & Alehouse
On Sunday's the local Tilba Valley Winery is open for the public where you can enjoy food, wine, beer and live music as you gaze over the vineyard. The locals here were extremely friendly and the owner Carly allowed us to wander the vines while we tried the locally produced wine. We highly recommend stopping in for a drink or for lunch if you are around on a Sunday....
Swim at Mystery Bay
Our tiny home was located just 10 minutes away from Mystery Bay, one of the jewels of the South Coast. We had a perfect Spring day to check out the beaches and jumped in for a refreshing dip in the salt.

If you're into your surfing, walking or fishing, head to the nearby 1080 beach where you can find waves and an unspoilt stretch of sand.
Wandering Tilba's Historic Town
We explored the bustling town of Central Tilba on a Sunday which was brought to life by colourful historic buildings and friendly locals. The local shops store intricate items like Aussie leather, hand crafted wooden pieces and quaint cafe's line the main village road.

If you want to spend some more time here, check out the nearby town of Tilba Tilba which is home to the Foxglove Gardens and the start of the Mount Gulaga hike. These activities are on our list for next time.

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