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U is for Ulladulla

  • April 25, 2016
  • By 50 Shades
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Mollymook Beach, Ulladulla

Ulladulla is a coastal town on the South Coast of New South Wales, in what is called the Shoalhaven region. It is about 230 Kms south of Sydney, half way between Batemans Bay to the south and Nowra to the north.

The name Ulladulla means “safe harbour” in aboriginal language, so this pretty much sums up the place with its picturesque harbour in the middle of the town.

Ulladulla Harbour

Ulladulla Harbour

Ulladulla is a great central location to explore the surrounding lakes of Lake Conjola to the north and Lake Burrill to the south. You can also visit the coastal village of Mollymook with it’s fabulous 2 Km stretch of golden sanded beach between Bannister Point and the southern headland where Mollymook Golf Club is located.

Ulladulla

Highlights of Ulladulla

Visit Warden Head Lighthouse at Ulladulla and take in the sensational views or go for a swim, snorkel or fish in the rock pools at the bottom of the lighthouse. Eating fish and chips fresh from the Fishermen’s Co-op on the wharf at Ulladulla Harbour is another popular past-time for locals and visitors alike.

Milton Post Office

Milton Post Office

A short distance away is the National Trust listed town of Milton set on a ridge between green valleys and the Great Dividing Range. To the west, the landscape is dominated by the rock spire of Pigeon House Mountain, one of the most striking features of Morton National Park. The ascent to the top of the mountain involves a final demanding climb up ladders, but the reward is the sublime view.

Pigeon house mountain

Pigeon House Mountain

We thoroughly enjoyed our two day stay in Ulladulla. As one of the locals said to me, when I remarked on the beauty of the Shoalhaven area, “Shush, don’t tell anyone about this place, we like to keep it all to ourselves”. As if this is going to happen!

By 50 Shades, April 25, 2016 Kathy was a 50 something year old when she started up this blog 4 years ago, but has since turned over another decade and is now 60. She is married with two adult children and lives on the Gold Coast in Queensland. She enjoys living life to the fullest and loves to keep fit and active by maintaining a healthy diet and exercising regularly. Some of her interests include reading, movies, travelling, cooking and blogging! Kathy works part-time as a freelance writer but her real passion is travelling and photographing brilliant destinations both within Australia and overseas and writing about it.
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50 Shades

Kathy was a 50 something year old when she started up this blog 4 years ago, but has since turned over another decade and is now 60. She is married with two adult children and lives on the Gold Coast in Queensland. She enjoys living life to the fullest and loves to keep fit and active by maintaining a healthy diet and exercising regularly. Some of her interests include reading, movies, travelling, cooking and blogging! Kathy works part-time as a freelance writer but her real passion is travelling and photographing brilliant destinations both within Australia and overseas and writing about it.

4 Comments
  • Michelle Weaver (@pinkypoinker)
    April 25, 2016

    I believe that all of that area is one of the most beautiful in Australia. I used to work as a sales rep travelling up and down the coastline there. It’s heavenly.

    • Kathy
      April 25, 2016

      Yes the South Coast of NSW is spectacular. I think I have included a few places in my A to Z challenge. But then again there isn’t really a bad spot in all of Aussie as far as I’m concerned!

  • Nilanjana Bose
    April 26, 2016

    Magnificent photos, thanks for posting. Here from the A-Z and wish you all the best for the rest of the challenge,

    Nilanjana.
    Ninja Minion, A-Z 2016
    Madly-in-Verse

    • Kathy
      April 26, 2016

      Thank you so much. Australia does have a prolific amount of gorgeous coastal towns and beaches. :)

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