Stately Norfolk island pines planted in the early 1900s stand sentinel on the beautiful peninsula that is Tuross Head, about 20km south of Moruya way on the NSW's southern coast. The peninsula is flanked to the north by Coila Lake and to the south by the estuary of the Tuross River. Here you can surf, swim, hire a boat and catch a feed of fish, go prawning at night, or enjoy a cappuccino by the lake. There’s a nine-hole golf course attached to the bowling club and nearby you can even hire horses for a leisurely canter along the beach. A short drive north along the Princes Highway, takes you to Moruya - once a major staging post for adventurers heading for the Braidwood and Araluen goldfields. The waters at the mouth of the Moruya River produce some of the best oysters in Australia. When visiting, have a look at stately Coomerang House, which was home to the famous industrialist Thomas Sutcliffe Mort, who was also a serious south coast dairy farmer in the late 1800s.