Known for breathtaking beaches, freshly shucked oysters, laid-back coastal towns and world-famous surfing experiences, explore the road less travelled and uncover the hidden dairy gems in South Coast NSW. You can find some of the country’s tastiest dairy in the Tilba region, so be sure to experience the award-winning dairy that the South Coast has on offer.
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Dairy Destination Experiences: Tilba Real Dairy, Tilba Market, Bodalla Dairy Shed, Cupitt's Winery and Brewery, Greendale's Cafe, The Dairy Bar, The Pines, Kiama, Farm Visit
Where to stay: Tilba Heights, Mountain View Farm
Dairy Destination Experiences
Tilba Real Dairy
Tilba Real Dairy is a 100% Australian family owned and run business, with a passion for award-winning dairy.
In the picturesque Tilba Valley, you can experience the true taste of premium dairy at Tilba Real Dairy’s Production Factory and Retail Store.
During your visit, you can see Tilba’s cheese makers at work, and afterwards you can try a selection of delicious dairy products in the Retail Store. With all their products produced from fresh local milk and available for purchase – you won’t be leaving empty handed, or with an empty stomach!
For more information visit Tilba Real Dairy.
When you visit the charming historic township of Central Tilba on a Saturday morning, you can't go past the Tilba Market held in the Big Hall every week.
Here you can experience all the flavours and local produce that Tilba has to offer including local dairy products, fresh fruit and vegetables, free range eggs, local honey, jams and preserves, delicious baked treats and much more.
For more information visit Tilba Market.
Bodalla Dairy Shed
For an authentic South Coast NSW dairy experience you can’t go past Bodalla Dairy Shed.
The Bodalla Dairy and its café, The Dairy Shed is in the heart of the historic village of Bodalla and has been producing premium dairy products since 1989. Bodalla Dairy continues the age-old tradition of gently pasteurising their herd's milk, and producing tasty, simple, and fresh milk that is bottled and on the shelf just hours after their cows are milked.
At Bodalla Dairy, you can watch the production process through the factory's large viewing windows, learn about the dairy industry from farmers and taste the acclaimed milk, cheese and yoghurt products at the multi-award winning Bodalla Dairy Shed Cafe.
A visit to Bodalla Dairy isn’t complete without treating yourself to a thick old-fashioned milkshake in the retro café, or letting the kids visit the animal farmyard where they can bottle feed the calves daily.
For more information visit Bodalla Dairy.
Cupitt's Winery and Brewery
In the beautiful coastal countryside, between Ulladulla and Milton, you will find Cupitt’s Estate – the ultimate South Coast food, wine, beer and cheese experience.
Comprised of a family run boutique Winery, Cellar Door, Restaurant, Bar, Microbrewery and Fromagerie – you can take in vineyard and mountain views while enjoying a sophisticated dining experience. The extensive use of fresh local produce from the on-site Kitchen Garden and Black Angus beef from the farm ensures you will enjoy a meal that has been grown and made on-site.
Known for their award-winning cheeses, Cupitt’s Estate produces a variety of boutique cheese on-site which is also available for purchase from their Cellar Door.
For more information visit Cupitt's Estate.
Located in The Shoalhaven's dairy farmland, with views of evergreen pastures, you can visit Greendale’s Café for a picturesque breakfast, lunch or afternoon tea.
The breathtaking country setting overlooking the dairy pastures of the sets the perfect backdrop to showcase a wholesome produce driven menu and experience.
For more information visit Greendale's Cafe.
The Dairy Bar
If you’re looking to experience the charm of a traditional milk bar, you can’t go past The Dairy Bar.
Located in the original Berry Central Creamery, you can take a seat at The Dairy Bar and enjoy gelato, sundaes and milkshakes made on site from award winning South Coast Dairy milk and cream.
During your visit you can read about the region’s local dairy farmers and the history of the local industry, all the while enjoying the best of the area’s dairy farming produce.
For more information visit The Dairy Bar.
The Pines, Kiama
Established in 1854, The Pines is a family run micro-dairy on the South Coast, NSW.
Producers of artisan cheese, milk and gelato, The Pines use minimal processing with a small, and lovingly cared for, herd to make their range of award-winning dairy products.
For a true taste of South Coast NSW dairy, make sure you stop for a gelato when visiting the Kiama Farmer’s Market.
For more information visit The Pines.
To get the most out of your family’s farm stay experience, look no further than Farm Visit to provide an educational and enjoyable experience about the dairy industry.
Farm Visit opens the farm gate and allows you to experience life on a dairy farm by feeding calves, making butter, watching milking, and then dairy tasting – you will be able to authentically experience South Coast NSW dairy from start to finish.
For more information visit Farm Visit.
Where to stay
Tilba Heights is the perfect base for a getaway!
Set on eight acres, you can enjoy the view of the Central Tilba hills from the property’s wide verandas and the feeling of experiencing an authentic farm stay, while still being a short walk to cafes, the famous Tilba Cheese factory and local artisan shops.
Whether your ideal getaway is spent on the beach or exploring the bush, Tilba offers you the best of both worlds – with the property being a short drive to pristine beaches, as well as nearby to Mt Dromedary and its walking tracks.
For more information or to book your stay please visit Airbnb.
Mountain View Farm
Perfectly positioned to explore the incredibly rich South Coast NSW region, Mountain View Farm allows you to experience all that Tilba, Bermagui and Narooma has to offer.
With a variety of accommodation options that are suitable for families of all sizes – each cottage or studio have their own distinct identities and charm, and each share majestic views over Gulaga and the rustic landscapes that define Tilba.
For more information or to book your stay please visit Airbnb.
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