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 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.
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.
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.
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!
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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