There are so many wonderful things to do while on your girls weekend away in Mollymook and the surrounds of the beautiful South Coast of New South Wales. Below are just a few and we recommend booking restaurants and planned activities well ahead of your stay.
Walk for 5 minutes or so from the house and you are on Mollymook Beach itself, a great surf beach with a protected north end. Turn right at the end of the road and look for the “Access to the beach” sign on the left. Take the steps down to the beach and enjoy. Alternatively turn left at the end of the road then right into the clearing in the bush and there is a steep track down to the beach best at low tide otherwise you will have to walk in the water at the end 🙂
Turn right at the end of the road then right again into Mitchell Road. Follow the bush walk on the right until it takes you down to the beach – its about 20 minutes in all to get there but totally worth the views on the way and the beach when you get there. It’s a very flat shallow beach great for walking and paddling and those who prefer a gentler bay beach for swimming, the rocky outcrops are stunning too for photography.
There are some great local shops about 7 mins walks from the house. Turn right at the end of the road, left at the end of that road then follow the road all the way down then turn right into Tallwood road and the shops are right there. They include a Newsagency and Chemist, a Gift shop of locals artists’ work, a small but super clean supermarket, a deli that does incredible cakes and great coffee, a bakery, a butcher, a fish and chip/burger shop, and a bottle shop – in other words pretty much all you need! There is also a fabulous rooftop bar and brasserie at Bannisters Pavilion here. Great food and delicious cocktails!
Ulladulla is the main shopping area for the larger stores including supermarkets and homewares stores.It is less than a 10 min drive from the house going further south. Head down to Mollymook Central and follow the signs! It also has a lovely harbour with cafes overlooking the view to enjoy and a great sea pool with grassy areas around to relax. Enjoy fish and chips from the Fish Co-op too.
You would have driven through it on your way here if coming from Sydney – its on the Princes Highway just 10 mins North West of Mollymook. Great gift shops, cafes, worth a stroll and perfect for a group of girls to enjoy for the day/half day!
Milton Markets are the first Saturday of each month and on Saturdays of long weekends and Mollymook Beach Markets are the 5th Sunday of each month.
One of the main reasons we picked the house that we did in Mollymook is it’s proximity to Rick Stein’s Restaurant – its literally a 5 minute walk away! If you haven’t enjoyed any of Rick Stein’s cookery books or television series in the past I highly recommend you start now! I find his gentle melancholic voice and his passion for seafood and simple fresh flavoured cookery both relaxing and refreshing at the same time. There’s nothing try hard about Rick he just loves what he does and thankfully we get to enjoy it too! So we recommend you book well in advance of your stay so you don’t miss out:
Telephone: 02 4455 3044
Bannisters Pool and Pizza Bar is also open to non residents to enjoy after 6pm enjoy cocktails and pizzas by the pool overlooking the Ocean – how good is that!
Telephone: 02 4455 3044
Thankfully the lovely Peter that invested money in Bannisters to make it a great venue for all of us to enjoy has created another fabulous food and beverage venue, The Rooftop Bistro, to enjoy in Mollymook and its again in walking distance to the house – just a 10 min walk. Located rooftop and by the pool they offer great Bistro food and delicious cocktails and wines. The service has been excellent every time we’ve been we love it.
Telephone: 02 4455 3044
Cupitt’s IS JUST GORGEOUS! Tucked behind Milton on the NSW South Coast, is a boutique winery, micro brewery, fromagerie and restaurant. Visit today to taste their award-winning wines and craft ales, learn about the wine making process, or enjoy a special dining experience with a French accent. Sample local produce, and take in the extraordinary views across the vines to Burrill Lake and the Budawang ranges.
The Shoalhaven Coast Region has many events throughout the year showcasing local produce. From the Shoalhaven celebration of food Festival held throughout May featuring long lunches, dinners & cooking classes to Kangaroo Valley Foraging in the spring and the South Coast Food & Wine Festival held at Huskisson in October. Plan your visit around one of these events – you will be left wanting to come back for more.
Om Sweet Om Milton offers a number of private yoga sessions which can be held in their beautiful studio space in Milton, at one of the many pristine beaches along the South Coast or in the privacy of either of our beautiful properties at Milton or Mollymook. The tailor there yoga offerings to suit your needs and offer a memorable experience that can be shared with loved ones.
Mel at Yoga Tapas offers offers private sessions at the property. Phone Mel 0422 674 797.
For that extra Wow Factor and absolutely perfect for that Getaway Weekend, or special celebration, Annie’s High Teas brings to you a Vintage High Tea without having to lift a finger. Personalised and stylish, your High Tea will be delivered and set up by Annie – including the linen, silverware and fine china – for you to enjoy. She will then return to clear it all away. You don’t have to do a thing, other than enjoy the experience. Annie also offers grazing platters. Tell her you are staying with us and she can deliver to the house prior to your stay. Phone Annie on 0405 993043.
Think wineries, cosy lounges to sit and chat with your girlfriends while sitting beside the fireplace altogether until the late hours.