Explore heritage walks and nature reserves, then reward yourself with a freshly caught feast of oysters and fish. Famous for its seafood and picturesque harbour, Ulladulla offers a laid-back coastal escape in the Shoalhaven region, full of gourmet delights, natural beauty, interesting galleries and surf shops.
Seafood & watersports
Ulladulla has been an important fishing port since 1859. Enjoy fresh seafood from local restaurants and fish shops by the harbour, home to the monthly Ulladulla Wharf Markets. Watersports such as fishing, swimming, stand-up paddle boarding and surfing are big drawcards. There’s also a number of reef dive sites around the area.
Visit South Pacific Heathland Reserve to spot whales migrating along the NSW South Coast. A scenic drive west is Pigeon House Mountain Didthul walking track in Morton National Park, which offers panoramic views of the area. A short drive south is Pot Holes walking track in Meroo National Park.
Another top walking track is the Coomee Nulunga Cultural Trail, which begins near Warden Head Lighthouse and winds its way to Rennies Beach, a southeast-facing surfing spot. Join a local Aboriginal guide for a tour of the trail. You can also immerse yourself in indigenous culture with Nura Gunyu.
Eat & drink
Ulladulla is dotted with charming cafes and bustling restaurants. Drop into The Treehouse Café for great coffee and a menu focused around local wholefoods. OceanVibe is a new café overlooking the harbour serving breakfast, lunch and drinks. Cupitt’s Estate is close by, with a winery, brewery, fromagerie and stylish restaurant that uses produce from their own kitchen garden.
Getting there & where to stay
Ulladulla is a three-hour drive from Sydney and 2h 30min from Canberra. It is just minutes from the villages of Milton and Mollymook. There are plenty of places to stay in Ulladulla and the surrounding areas, including on the picturesque shorelines of Burrill Lake and Tabourie Lake. Choose from waterfront motels, self-contained apartments, beach houses, boutique winery cottages and holiday parks.