Gumnut Hideaway Gallery is situated within the rustic timber Studio at 'Couria Creek' Tilba Tilba and exhibits images on canvas by local nature and landscape photographer Lindy Quin. Her works showcase the diverse and stunning scenery of the Far South Coast of New South Wales. Lindy's inspiration and passion for photography can be attributed to living in such a superb natural environment that provides her with a wealth of photo opportunities. Her love of nature is evident in all her work which includes spectacular coastal scenery, rural and mountain landscapes, quaint villages and seaside towns, sunsets and misty mornings, farm animals and flora and fauna. Cards, photo books, postcards of local nature scenes, pottery and hand knitted scarves are also available.
Gulaga (Mt Dromedary) and the surrounding landscape have great spiritual significance to local Aboriginal people, particularly Aboriginal women. The park also incorporates the former Wallaga Lake National Park. In May 2006, the park was handed back to its traditional Aboriginal owners in an historic agreement signed by New South Wales Government and the Yuin people. The mountain is an isolated volcanic core rising 797 metres above sea level and towering over the historical villages of Tilba Tilba and Central Tilba. Viewed from the sea the mountain resembles a dromedary camel. The walking track starts from Tilba Tilba and the walk to the top and return is approximately 14 kilometres and takes about 5 hours. The rainforest is a spectacular sight with pinkwood and sassafras trees draped with long green moss and lichen. The forest floor is covered with fragile ground ferns and mosses.
This absolutely enchanting property encompassing 3.5 acres of exquisite open gardens has been featured on major televisions shows including Burke's Backyard and Better Homes and Gardens and is the subject of the book "Velvet Pears". The essence of the gardens is one of romance, fairy tale like charm and quaint English style elegance. With each season there are new wonders and floral delights to explore. A large section of the grounds have been extensively and beautifully developed over many years, with water features, a gardened ruin and the Willow House overlooking the duck pond. The Willow House is an ideal place for venues, for your next conference, or just a relaxing place to eat your picnic hamper. Come enjoy and experience Foxglove Spires time and time again, the spectacular seasonal transformations and new highlights of the gardens ensures there is always new visual pleasures.