COASTAL RESORT NATURAL ATTRACTIONS
Natural attractions around this district are readily found and spectacularly diverse.
From beautiful beaches to striking ranges and forests, you'll be fascinated and uplifted after an
excursion to our pristine natural wonders.
Natural Attractions in the Coastal Resort Region
The large Morton National Park and the adjacent smaller Budawang National Park to the west of the
district contain many scenic sites easily accessible to tourists.
From the peak of Pigeon House Mountain you can take in the surrounding country with views of
chains of beaches, natural forests and wilderness and the other grand geological formations that
stand near Pigeon House.
You'll meet many species of Australian native wildlife including kangaroos, wallabies, parrots,
possums and kookaburras. Our native flora will also delight you. Magnificent old growth forests of
fresh eucalypts and pockets of lush rainforest, wildflowers and vines, as well as a vast array of
attractive palms all live here in the harmony of these pristine areas.
(See also Mountains, below.)
The Murramarang National Park, south of Ulladulla is a coastal park with lush vegetation of gums,
vines and palms. The park includes many protected beaches, including well known Pebbly Beach.
You won't have time to enjoy all of the beaches in our district but no matter which you choose to see,
you'll never forget their beauty and cleanliness. Crystal clear waters and wide sandy beaches are a
feature of our coastline.
Mollymook Beach has often been chosen as the venue for many state and national surf lifesaving titles.
This is a very special beach with surf conditions suitable for the experienced body and board surfer.
There are other areas along Mollymook Beach with gentler waters for young children. Food outlets,
picnic tables and public toilets are also all available here. This beach is patrolled in summer. Other special beaches in the area include Wairo, Racecourse and Narrawallee beaches.
From the small beach on Ulladulla Harbour you can watch the activity on and around the fishing boats and wharf.
Explore a bit and you just might come across one of our more remote beaches with their undisturbed golden sands and foaming surf rolling in from the sparkling blue Pacific. After your visit, you may well understand why we believe that we have "the best beach in the world".
Australian national bushwalking pioneer and icon, Paddy Pallin believes that the Budawangs are the
most interesting and extraordinary of all the wonderful wilderness areas within 250 kilometres of
The Budawangs are dominated by a spectacular cliffline, the Scenic Rim, which is home to many
amazing peaks and pinnacles including the most famous landmark in the Budawang
Range, Pigeon House Mountain. This skyline landmark was sighted
and named by Captain Cook on his discovery voyage up Australia's east coast.
Beyond Pigeon House are other landmarks with mysterious and evocative names such as Monolith
Valley, The Castle, Picture Canyon, Shrouded Gods Mountain and Seven Gods Pinnacles to name but a
Whether you are an experienced bushwalker or just wish to go on a guided tour to appreciate our mountain
splendour, you'll be enchanted by the magic views, pristine wilderness and the quiet peace of these
Towering over the ocean, Mount Durras is situated in the Murramarang National Park about 30mins
south of Ulladulla. From the top you enjoy a bird's eye view of the coastline for many kilometres north and south. The trail to the top starts at Pebbly Beach, also famous in these parts for the tame kangaroos that gather there.
The lakes to the north and south of Milton Ulladulla are part of coastal waterway systems.
Tabourie and Burrill Lakes are both just a few minutes south of Ulladulla. Burrill is perfect for a variety of watersports and leisure pursuits including fishing, canoeing, windsurfing etc. Tabourie however, as well as Durras Lake further south are suited only to low impact use. Because the lakes are tidal they vary in their appearance from one hour to the next.
To the north, Lake Conjola is a deep water lake also widely acclaimed as a great holiday place.
There are van parks and motels situated to take advantage of all that these scenic lakes have to offer.
The villages of Lake Conjola, Burrill Lake and Tabourie have general stores, food outlets and petrol etc
The Clyde River rises in the mountains behind Milton Ulladulla and is precious for its wild and pure waters.
There are many signposted spots from which to enjoy this special river and its beautiful environment. It is however, a particularly sensitive environment and visitors are asked to plan any visits to the region so as to minimise their impact. Off-road four wheel driving and motorcycling are especially discouraged.