Tilligerry Habitat Reserve is a 9 ha flora and fauna reserve along a sandy foreshore on Tanilba Bay between the townships of Tanilba Bay and Mallabula.

Tilligerry Habitat in a nutshell

  • Free entry – you are free to walk around the reserve any time
  • Special interest maps available from straw bale Environment Centre
  • Walking tracks on gravel paths and boardwalks
  • Fully accessible 
  • Scenic swamp mahogany paperbark forest
  • Regenerating heath and woodland
  • Chorus Creek wetlands
  • Gift shop
  • Native nursery
  • Verandah Cafe (Wednesdays only)
  • 100+ native bird species seen
  • Native flora (native orchids and bush tucker plants in season)
  • Guided walks on local history, culture and the environment (with fee)
  • Occasional koalas, echidnas and bandicoots in the wild
  • Rehabilitation and other information displays
  • Tour group catering, toilets etc


Tilligerry Habitat gazetted

Approval for the rezoning of Tilligerry Habitat was approved by the appropriate minister on 23rd August 1993 and gazetted on 3rd September 1993. The rezoning plan can be downloaded here

Volunteers Welcome

Tilligerry Habitat Association is a not for profit, charitable, incorporated association that manages the crown land reserve and staffs the Environment Centre.

Our members volunteer their time to staff the environment centre 7 days a week between 9am and 3pm. We also supervise volunteer work teams on Mondays and Tuesdays. Members and volunteers have worked for this site since 1993 with the goal of preserving, supporting and improving it for locals and visitors.

People from all over the world come to meet an Aussie – and sometimes they see a koala as well. You can help us by volunteering to man the centre and/or work;

  • on the site
  • in the nursery
  • in the office
  • as a tour guide

Verandah Cafe

Wednesdays from 10am to 1pm Tea Coffee and scones are available on the deck in our Verandah Cafe. Come and enjoy a lovely drink and flavoured or plain scone with jam and cream in a wonderful relaxing environment.

(Closed until further notice due to COVID)

Mission Statement

Conservation, rehabilitation, education and community.

The Tilligerry Habitat Association acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the Land – The Worimi

Plan of Management

This Plan of Management sets a framework for prioritising activity including the identified risks and hazards which are linked to the running of the Tilligerry Habitat Reserve, and in doing so provide a framework for the implementation of improvements and ongoing management.

This Plan conforms with plans of management for Crown reserves, under Division 3.6 part 3 of the Crown Land Act Management Act 2016 (the Act), in consultation with the community.   Download the Plan of Management