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  • Chloe Grabham

Tilba Lake Camp- Escape to a Eco-Pod



If you haven’t yet had the opportunity to explore the adventures of staying in an eco-pod, then Tilba Lake Camp is the ideal place to start. An experience that embraces the natural landscape of emerald green mountainsides, peaceful beaches and a heritage listed township, start packing for a small stay with a big heart.


Tilba Lake Camp is located approximately just over five-hours drive from Sydney and offers a variety of unique accommodation options including two bell tents that take glamping to the next level, or the famous eco-pods affectionately named Bonnie and Clyde.


The drive itself to get to the property is a taste of the tranquillity that is to come, a mix of farmlands, grey gums and plush fields that look like they have been lined with velvet carpet.

Once we turned up the tree-lined driveway and found our park spot, it was time to get out and explore. Eager to get inside and check out the pod, as many of you may know I am not always great when it comes to technology and had a bit of a challenge getting the high-tech pin pad to accept my code, but after attempt number eight, I was in, Opening the door to unveil a whole pod of luxury.



Designed with a fresh and minimalist style, it is classy and welcoming with exposed timber features and a ladder to the loft bed that doubles as a bookcase. It has everything you need including a functional kitchen, so if you're a bit like me and like to cook while you're on holidays you're in luck.


Summers on the south coast often bring vivacious storms, especially in the early evening, making the front porch area ideal for watching the clouds roll in from the ocean. With a tray of local oysters and wine from Tilba Valley Winery and Ale House ( located less than 5km's drive) I settled in for the afternoon watching the backdrop of neighbouring diary cows mooing mixed with the rumble of the theatrical sky and a milkshake pink sunset. Pure bliss.



The beauty of staying at the pod and it's central location means you can do as much or as little as you like during your stay. Here is a list of some of the local activities and things you can do while visiting:

  • Go for a dip in the ocean at Mystery Bay, only 4mins drive from the pod

  • Take a trip out to Montague Island with Montague Island Discovery Tours ( Wazza and his crew are legends) and explore the seal colony or visit during the whale watching months to see whales and dolphins in action

  • Visit the small township of Cobargo for handcrafted goods and cafe delights

  • Take a trip to Bermagui for restaurants and local seafood from the Co-Op



One of the most famous attractions of the region is the historic Central Tilba village, about a 5 minute drive from the pod. Full of character and country charm, you will find a collection of handcrafted artisan products like the aromatic wicks at PassionFish Candles and Gifts and of course the signature cheese from the ABC Cheese Factory.




A wheel of brie, some freshly baked bread from the bakery and some antipasto bites make the perfect ingredients for a grazing feast by the beach or at your cosy pod.




Would I stay again in a pod? In a heartbeat. This is the type of accommodation that has everything you need and makes the most of its natural surrounds, an experience that is perfect for couples that are wanting an intimate getaway they will be sure to remember.


Get a birds eye view below

Tilba Lake Camp

64 Sunnyside Road, Central Tilba


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