With its quaint storefronts and picturesque natural scenery, Tilba is a place where time seems to slow down. To truly immerse yourself in the culture of this charming historic township, there’s nothing better than wandering through the vibrant local markets. Let the tantalising aroma of freshly picked produce awaken your senses, marvel at the exquisite handmade crafts and discover unique treasures that you won’t find anywhere else. Whether you’re looking for a delightful day out or a shopping adventure, these South Coast markets are a haven for every taste and interest.
Tilba Growers Market
When: Every Saturday morning from 8am
Where: Big Hall, Bate St, Central Tilba
The Tilba Growers Market is a foodie’s paradise and a shopper’s dream. Running every week from 8am until noon, this delightful market offers a wide range of locally produced goods including fresh fruit and vegetables, free-range eggs, local preserves, delicious baked goods and more. These vendors pride themselves on the produce they offer, much of which comes straight from the fertile gardens in the township of Central Tilba.
This market is more than just a shopping experience—it’s an opportunity to support local growers and artists while connecting with the community. You’ll be tapping your toes and swaying to the beat of the live music that fills the Big Hall, setting an enjoyable tone for your Saturday morning. Whether you’re stocking up on weekly groceries or searching for last-minute gifts, you’ll be sure to find a trove of treasures at the Tilba Market—held every single week.
Narooma Rotary Market
When: The 4th Saturday of each month from 8:30am–1pm
Where: NATA Oval, Narooma
If you’re looking for a day trip filled with tasty cuisine, locally grown produce, and one-of-a-kind discoveries, the Narooma Rotary Market is an experience you don’t want to miss. On the fourth Sunday of every month, the NATA Oval transforms into a lovely marketplace that offers an array of products including crafts, clothing, books, local honey, preserves, plants, and loads of other goodies. When hunger strikes, you can even stop by one of the many food stalls for some mouthwatering options and delicious hot coffee.
The market is renowned for its selection of fresh, locally produced goods—particularly the produce. From juicy fruits to crisp vegetables, visitors can stock up on all their favourites while supporting local farmers. Beyond the produce, the market also offers handmade crafts that make for unique souvenirs or gifts, along with a bric-a-brac section that offers an eclectic mix of antiques, collectibles, and knick-knacks.
A Short Drive Away
If you’re in Narooma and looking for more markets to explore, take the scenic drive just 50 minutes north to the charming suburb of Moruya. Here you’ll find two incredible markets that are sure to delight. The Moruya Country Markets, held every Saturday morning, offer over 130 stalls selling everything from fresh produce to unique crafts, all while supporting local artisans and producers. For a more intimate experience, check out the SAGE Farmers Market every Tuesday afternoon, offering a diverse selection of locally made and grown products.
Both markets are held in the picturesque Riverside Park, which provides amenities, easy parking, and a playground for the little ones to enjoy. And if you can’t make it to the markets in person, the SAGE Farmers Market even has an online store for your convenience. So why not take a scenic drive to Moruya and experience all the beauty and bounty this charming suburb has to offer? With stunning vistas of the markets and surrounding areas, you won’t want to miss out on this unforgettable day trip.
Enjoy the local markets around Central Tilba
Whether you’re a regular or first-time visitor, Tilba’s vibrant community is waiting to welcome you at the local Tilba Tilba markets. These events are a unique way to experience the town’s culture, meet locals, and create cherished memories. Soak up the sights and sounds of the charming South Coast and don’t miss out on the chance to explore this lively scene.