A forested ancient volcano, Gulaga and the surrounding landscape are important for Aboriginal people and especially significant to the Yuin women of the South Coast of NSW. The steep track up the mountain was built in 1894 for gold miners. Take the gravel path between the café and car park in Tilba Tilba and continue up the mountain.
At ‘Halfway Rock’ the Battery Trail leads 1.6 kilometres off the main track around the side of the ridge to the foundations of the mine manager’s residence. Return to the main track and 30 minutes later you should reach ‘The Saddle’ - a great rest spot where magnificent giant granite tors are hidden in rainforest. Push on to the summit with its spectacular views to the coast.
Length: 14 kilometres return
Time: five hours return
Start: Near the café in Tilba Tilba