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Florance Head Walk – Morton National Park

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Florance Head Bush Walk, Morton National Park

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Silvereye, one of the bird varieties on the Florance Head walk.

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Yellow Faced Honey eater, another of the many bird varieties

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Things to do visiting Mollymook Milton Ulladulla, a beautiful bush walk to Florance Head. A relatively easy flat walk of 8.5kms (return) say allow 2hr 45min (return) Enjoy some lovely flora and fauna along the way and some very active bird life for some beautiful photography. The highlight is at the end with majestic views over Pigeon House Mountain and the Budawang Mountains.

We reminisced on this ‘Florance Head’ bush walk of the bygone years when Bobby White would arrange our bush walks that included the Castle, Mount Bushwalker, Yadbora, Shallow Crossing, Ulladulla to Batemans Bay to name a few. He would share his decades of National Parks knowledge explaining and naming the different flora and bird life, he would even take a ‘Billy’ and boil some real bush tea. So on this occasion we took a book with directions and descriptions of the flora and fauna. 

Directions: 8.5kms north of the Milton Post Office, turn left off the highway at Porters Creek Dam. Drive up onto an unsealed road for 10kms, reaching a T section. Turn left and continue for another 2.6kms, where you will  reach a fork lreft to a parking bay. (If you get to the dam, you have gone too far)

Gondwana Coast Fossil Walk – Ulladulla

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Gondwana Coast Fossil Walk – Ulladulla

 

Things to do. The Ulladulla Harbour Fossil Walk project was launched in 2009 and was subsequently re-branded the Gondwana Coast Fossil Walk. The concept was developed by Phil Smart and is supported by a local group of enthusiastic volunteers who provide guided tours around the cliffs and rock platforms of the Ulladulla harbour and coast line.
  • Learn about the Gondwana Coast-line, its approximate age, the abundance of “invertebrate fossils recognised by palaeontologists as “world class” and the type of environment the sediments were deposited,
  • Learn about the type of creatures that lived on the sea floor some 270 million years ago and how these marine animals were preserved in the sedimentary rock to form intricate moulds and casts. http://gondwanacoastfossilwalk.com.au/
  • Learn about “Tessellated pavements”, how huge boulders came to lie on the sandy beaches and much more…
  • Guided tour bookings are made via the Ulladulla Visitors Centre: Phone (02) 4444 8820.

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Ken Banks, Mollymook Beach Waterfront: Editor for Mollymook News and Destination Mollymook Milton Ulladulla

Mt Bushwalker: Milton-Ulladulla-Mollymook

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Things to do – Mt Bushwalker, Hiking, Bush walking

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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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Things to do in the Mollymook, Milton, Ulladulla area include the Mount Bush walker hike. Mt Bush walker 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.  

 
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. 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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(Walking trail maps used with permission)              (Click on images to enlarge)
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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 – Hiking

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Things to do, Pigeon House Mountain, Bush walking – Hiking

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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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Things to do in the Mollymook Milton Ulladulla area: 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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Pigeon House,National Parks,Mollymook,Ulladulla,mountain,bush walks,hiking,things to doApproaching Pigeon House Mtn. 

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Pigeon House,National Parks,Mollymook,Ulladulla,mountain,bush walks,hiking,things to doEnjoying the views from the summit.

Pigeon House,National Parks,Mollymook,Ulladulla,mountain,bush walks,hiking,things to doEating out on the summit.

Pigeon House,National Parks,Mollymook,Ulladulla,mountain,bush walks,hiking,things to doPigeon House view from Mt Bushwalker

Pigeon House,National Parks,Mollymook,Ulladulla,mountain,bush walks,hiking,things to doGav’s Deli for the best Picnic Lunches

 

Beach & Local Walks, Mollymook Ulladulla Milton

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Mollymook Ulladulla Beach and Local Walks

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The local Mollymook, Ulladulla, Milton area has some lovely easy walks.

Suitable for relaxation, exercise, or to simply just enjoy the stunning local coastline, there is a walk to suit all.

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Map for Local Walks

Mollymook to the Narrawallee Inlet entrance and return

One of my favourite walks along Mollymook beach to Banister Head Road, and almost opp. Anker Street take the track marked down onto the southern end of Narrawallee beach, & walk to North end Inlet entrance. Can return via beach or road. On your return journey you may wish to take Mitchell Parade winding around Bannisters Point. (Allow 2 hours)

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Mollymook Bannister Headland Rainforest Walk.

(3ha, 500m)  Located at end of Cliff Road, off Mitchell Pde.

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Bogey Hole walk.

(1 km return)  This walk is a favourite for Mollymook Beach Waterfront guests. It is a very picturesque walk, however if it’s high tide you may have some rocks to navigate. Commence in front of the Golf Club Restaurant, follow pathway south onto beach, around southern point/rocks, see bogey hole, surf-board riders at “Golf course reef”. (Can detour at car park and return following the road up & through the golf course)

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Bogey Hole / Collers Beach to Ulladulla walk.

Continue on from car park across Collers Beach and take either the 1st or 2nd set of steps, veer through park to Burrill St Nth. and down into Ulladulla. (This route from Golf Club to Ulladulla and return is approx. 2 km)

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Mollymook Beach

(4 km return) Walking is best at low tide, relax listening  to the sounds of the ocean. Alternate route along Mitchell Parade walkway.

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“One Track for All”.

(1 km return, 30 to 40 min.) Enter from Burrill St > Nth into Dolphin St. “One Track for All” was designed and constructed by the Budawang Aboriginal Landcare Group, Has 4 viewing platforms, carvings, signs and sculptures that tell the history of the Ulladulla area from an Aboriginal perspective. (2kms, dog friendly)

 

Coomee Nulunga Track.

The Coomee Nulunga Walking Track is named after the last recorded survivor of the Murramarang tribe. The walk features a diverse array of plant life and many species of birds can be observed whilst walking along the track. During the whale season the walk provides many lookouts to spot the passing mammals.

Entrance to the walk is located opposite the Sports Oval off Deering Street, Ulladulla.   (2.3kms of track)

South Pacific Headland Reserve

(1.5 km track, 30 min) Turn off Princes Hwy (before Ex Servo’s club) & travel to far end of Dowling Street.  Walk covers 14 hectares of scenic flora and fauna. Rare plants & an estimated 90 bird species.

Ulladulla to Burrill Lake beach walk.

(est. 6 km one way) Something different and adventurous. Choose low tide and most of the walk will be along the beach navigating some rocks with a little climbing. (Check bus timetable & catch bus or taxi back from Burrill.)

Mollymook > Burrill Lake to Lake Tabourie.

One of my favourite walks following the coast-line. Prepare your self with map/directions, a bus timetable for your return journey and pre-order a packed lunch from Gav’s Deli at the Plaza Ulladulla for pick-up en route. (Best when tide is low for the beach walk from Rennies travelling south, take costumes to cross the lake entrance). (allow 4 to 6 hours)

Millards Creek Walk.

(1.8 km track, 20 to 30 min.) Very pretty walk, reasonably flat, can begin at Ulladulla Bowling club & follow Millards creek until you reach Village Drive. Can then walk across the Hwy and down Boag Street to the Mollymook Golf Club.

Mollymook Golf Club to Mollymook Shopping Centre.

A pleasant walk, begin in front of the golf club follow the pathway north and continue along the beach or Mitchell Parade to the Tallwood Rd shopping centre. IGA, Deli., Bakery, Liquor shop, Chemist, Takeaway.  (½ hour either way.)  

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Coastline Walk

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Beach Walks

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Narrawallee Inlet

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Ken Banks, Mollymook Beach Waterfront: Editor for Mollymook News and Destination Mollymook Milton Ulladulla

National Parks – Bush Walking & Hiking.

National Parks – Hiking – Bush Walking, Things to do, Mollymook Milton Ulladulla

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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)             (Walking trail maps used with permission)

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Mt Bushwalker hike

Mt Bushwalker.

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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.    

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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Pigeon House Mtn. hike

Pigeon House Mountain.

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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. Today upwards of 8000 people make the assent annually. 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. A “must do walk” provided you are fit! 

 

Directions: Take the turn off at the Milton traffic lights and follow the signs.

 

Allow 4 hours, can be done quicker or take your time and enjoy. Best on a clear day.  (4.5 kms ascending 500 metres.)

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Pretty Beach to Pebbly Beach walk

Pretty Beach to Pebbly Beach. 

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The day my wife and I did this walk the temperature was in the mid 30’s. Nonetheless you could not be impressed with the beauty of this 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 lockout 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.)

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Merry Beach > Kioloa > Snapper Rocks Lookout > Pretty Beach  & return.

Park near the Kioloa boat ramp, follow the track around the headland to Snapper Rocks Lookout down to Pretty beach and take the National Park track direct back to Kioloa. Best in the morning, to reach the Snapper Rocks lockout before the winds arrive for some majestic pics. of the coastline. Take your camera and a map for this coastline walk. (Could combine this easy picturesque walk with the more strenuous Pretty Beach to Pebbly Beach walk.)

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Florance Head Walk

Things to do visiting Mollymook Milton Ulladulla, a beautiful bush walk to Florance Head. A relatively easy flat walk of 8.5kms (return) say allow 2hr 45min (return) Enjoy some lovely flora and fauna along the way and some very active bird life for some beautiful photography. The highlight is at the end with majestic views over Pigeon House Mountain and the Budawang Mountains.

Click on the link for more info: Florance Head

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Depot Beach.

Another picturesque beach, coastline and un-spoilt area.  Take a camera & picnic lunch to explore this beautiful area.

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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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Botanical gardens at the Booderee National Park.

Jervis Bay. A relaxing and inspiring walk through the Jervis bay Botanical gardens.

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 Beecroft National Park, Currarong.

This is my wife’s favourite walk. See the wreck of the SS Merimbula &/or take the trail to Mermaid Rocks where according to Rex Hunt it is the only place whereby you can fish for marlin off the mainland. While in the area visit Point Perpendicular a spectacular sheer cliff face that rises 75 metres up from the ocean. On one of our trips we witnessed a youngster who had ab-sailed down the face and climbing back up froze about 10 metres from the top of the cliff. Another nice area is the protected shores of the secluded Long Beach & Honeymoon Bay. Take a picnic lunch a make a full day of this excellent outing. Also take your cosies, good swimming and snorkeling. 

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Mt Bushwalker

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The Castle

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Yadboro Picnic

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Ken Banks, Mollymook Beach Waterfront: Editor for Mollymook News and Destination Mollymook Milton Ulladulla