Ulladulla on the NSW South Coast
and the surrounding Seven Lakes district is the most popular NSW holiday destination after Sydney. It is a three hour drive south of Sydney, set in lush, scenic countryside flanked by a chain of fine surf beaches and estuarine lakes and spectacular mountain ranges to the west.
Ulladulla Harbour is a popular spot for fishing, with a range of seafood restaurants and cafes nearby, in case your luck runs out! Ulladulla Seapool, at the southern end of Ulladulla Harbour and accessed via a boardwalk, has good swimming.
Other activities include surfing, boating and snorkelling. Fishing enthusiasts can take a game fishing charter for some off-shore activity. Nearby Mollymook Beach is a renowned surfing beach.
On Ulladulla's Northern Headland is "One Track for All", a walking track that encompasses stunning ocean views and Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal local history, from an Aboriginal perspective. Carvings and paintings bring the stories to life along the 2km trail.
The South Pacific Heathland Reserve and Warden Head Lighthouse lie south of the town. There is a bird-viewing platform and a lookout. Ulladulla Wildflower Reserve includes many types of plants, shrubs and trees.
Inland lies Morton National Park and the the uniquely contoured Pigeon House which was first sighted and named by Captain Cook in April 1770. There is a walking track to the summit, where you will be rewarded by fine views.
The charming inland village of Milton, north of Ulladulla, lies in a lush farming area. It has several historic buildings and is classified by the National Trust. Grandson of Ulladulla’s first parson and the man locals still regard as Australia’s first and only poet laureate, Henry Kendall was born on the family’s estate in Milton in 1839. Although he left the area when he was only five, the people of Ulladulla have always claimed him as a native son and point out that, in 1862, the local community paid for the first publication of Kendall’s poems and songs.
Blessing of the Fleet (Easter Sunday)
Things to do:
Water sports - surfing, swimming, boating, fishing
One Track for All - Aboriginal walking track
Reserves - South Pacific Heathland Reserve and Ulladulla Wildflower Reserve
Tourist Centre - Princes Highway
In the area:
Milton - Historic village
Morton National Park and Pigeon House
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