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National Park Bush Walks

2017 Mollymook Annual Presentation

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2017 Mollymook Surf Club Annual Presentation

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Mollymook Surf club Management Committee

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2017 Australian Champions

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The 2017 Surf Club Presentation night was a huge success with a star studded cast being recognised with a multitude of awards.

Highlights included: Boys U/15 relay team with Gold at State and National titles, 260 Masters boat crew Gold & Tony Ireland Gold in the master surf tube race, both at Nationals. Rod Austin was acknowledged for 50 years patrol service and long service awards also went to Kevin and Sue Whitford, John Patterson, Keith Claxton, Mick Bond, Wendy Austin and Ivan Johnson. Tony Ireland was ‘Club Person’ of the year, Eadan Burton Junior Club person of the year, Chloe Scott junior champion competitor, with Mal Dowler the ‘Quiet achiever’ award.

Champion patrol to No 14 patrol captained by Dave Johnson and Patrol person of the year to Leonie Hicks.

As a club Mollymook received a plaque from Surf Life Saving NSW for ‘Champion Country Surf Club’ at the NSW Titles.

It was night reflective of a GREAT surf club. Rod thanked the organisers for this wonderful evening with numerous photos attached, compliments of photographer extraordinaire Kim Matthews.

Mt Bushwalker: Milton-Ulladulla-Mollymook

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Mt Bushwalker

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Directions: 9 km Nth of Milton PO, turn left off Highway at sign post to Porters Creek Dam (Pointer Gap Rd). At the end of Pointer Gap Rd turn right (T section) & travel along to the Mt Bushwalker car park. The track is easily followed with colour markers, marking the way across the rock plateau. .

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The Mollymook, Milton, Ulladulla area is bounded by the Morton National Park to the west, the Conjola National Park to the north and the Meroo National Park to the south and the Tasman Sea to the east. The National Parks provide for some excellent bush walking/Hiking trails, astonishing views westward to the Budawang mountains and wilderness areas, and east to the majestic coastline. On these National Park walks you will experience an array of bird-life, flora and fauna. Graeme Barrow author of “Bush Tracks between Nowra and Batemans Bay” has an extensive list of walks in this region. Some of the popular bush walks include: Mt Bushwalker, Pigeon House Mountain, George Boyd lookout and the Pretty Beach to Pebbly Beach walk.  (Click on images to enlarge)

Mt Bushwalker. This is Graeme Barrow’s pick of the National Park bush walks. Unlike Pigeon House Mountain, the Mt Bushwalker walk is an easy walk with majestic scenery. You actually drive to the top of the mountain and then the walk is across a plateau (walk climb is approx. 70 metres) 6.5 km return with views of the “The Castle” & “Pigeon House Mtn”. On the occasion my wife and I did this walk we were able to light a fire and boil the bush billy (literally) plus BBQ some meat. Just a beautiful outing. Can be done in 2 hours or take your time and enjoy.
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If on a “day trip” I would suggest picking up a “picnic basket” from Gav’s deli.    (Walking trail maps used with permission)
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Destination Mollymook Milton Ulladulla


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Mt Bushwalker,Milton,Ulladulla,Mollymook,national park,beachValley views. 

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Mt Bushwalker,Milton,Ulladulla,Mollymook,national park,beachView across to The Castle

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Mt Bushwalker,Milton,Ulladulla,Mollymook,national park,beachStill assessable after light rain.

Mt Bushwalker,Milton,Ulladulla,Mollymook,national park,beachEyes down watching each step.

Mt Bushwalker,Milton,Ulladulla,Mollymook,national park,beachGav’s Deli for the best Picnic Lunches

Pigeon House Mountain Bush Walk – Mollymook Milton Ulladulla

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Pigeon House Mountain Hike

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Directions: From the Milton traffic lights drive west past the showground and follow the sealed road for say 10 or 12 minutes arriving at the sign post to Pigeon House mountain. Follow up the dirt road on the right to the car park.

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The Pigeon House Mountain climb is a “MUST DO” for those that are “FIT” visiting the Mollymook Milton Ulladulla area. An estimated 8,000 people making the climb each year.  Allow 4 hours. We left early in the morning and had breakfast on the summit. Majestic views are enjoyed at sunrise. On a clear day you can see the entire coastline from Point Perpendicular in the north to Mount Dromedary in the south.   (Walking trail maps used with permission)

Captain Cook & Sir Joseph Banks wrote about this remarkable peak back in April 1770. The Aborigines of the Walbanja and Wandandian tribes called it Dithol meaning a woman’s breast or Did-Del. From the top of the mountain there are magnificent panoramic views of the rugged cliffs and gorges carved by the Clyde River and its tributaries. Dominating the view to the north-west are two elongated plateau of Byangee Walls and the Castle. My wife and I can confirm the majesty of this “Hike” and the glorious views in all directions, once on top of the peak.
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If on a “day trip” I would suggest picking up a “picnic basket” from Gav’s deli. Alternatively simply catch up on a nice lunch or morning tea at the Pigeon House tea rooms.       (Click on images to enlarge)
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Destination Mollymook Milton Ulladulla


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Pigeon House,National Parks,Mollymook,Milton,UlladullaApproaching Pigeon House Mtn. 

Pigeon House,National Parks,Mollymook,Milton,UlladullaPigeon House. The Summit!

Pigeon House,National Parks,Mollymook,Milton,UlladullaExultation making the summit 

Pigeon House,National Parks,Mollymook,Milton,UlladullaThe team enjoy the views from the summit.

Pigeon House,National Parks,Mollymook,Milton,UlladullaBreakfast at the summit.

Pigeon House,National Parks,Mollymook,Milton,UlladullaPigeon House view from Mt Bushwalker

Pigeon House,National Parks,Mollymook,Milton,UlladullaGav’s Deli for the best Picnic Lunches

 

Pretty Beach to Pebbly Beach – Hiking – Bush Walking

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Things to do – Pretty Beach to Pebbly Beach walk.

You could not be more impressed with the beauty of the Murramarang National Park.

Take your camera and a map for this coastline walk, Drive via Kioloa to Pretty Beach. Best in the morning, from Pretty Beach walk the short distance north to the Snapper Rocks lookout for some majestic pics. Then head south along the beach to Snake Bay. Here you detour inland a little and follow the track to Pebbly Beach.

For the (Pretty Beach to Pebbly Beach) return journey take the Murramarang Range plateau track back to Pretty Beach. (16 km return) (OR you could do the return journey from Snake Bay, allow 4 hrs or from Pebbly Beach allow 6 to 8 hrs) (Best to do the beach walk at low tide.)

Things to do – Other pretty walks include:

Depot Beach. Another picturesque beach, coastline and unspoilt area. Take a camera & picnic lunch to explore this beautiful area.

George Boyd Lookout and adjacent Rainforest Walk. Turn off the Princes Highway north of Milton at the sign “12 mile drive”. Short easy walks with extraordinary views.

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Destination Mollymook Milton Ulladulla

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