Mollymook News

editor Ken Banks

Mollymook news,Mollymook,news,Milton,Ulladulla

Pigeon House Mountain

Florance Head Walk – Morton National Park

.

Florance Head Bush Walk, Morton National Park

.

Things to do,Florance Head,Bush Walk,Morton National Park,Mollymook Beach Waterfront,Mollymook News,Destination Mollymook Milton Ulladulla

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

Things to do,Florance Head,Bush Walk,Morton National Park,Mollymook Beach Waterfront,Mollymook News,Destination Mollymook Milton Ulladulla

Yellow Faced Honey eater, another of the many bird varieties

.

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)

Pigeon House Mountain Bush Walk – Hiking

Pigeon House,National Parks,Mollymook,Ulladulla,mountain,bush walks,hiking,things to do
Pigeon House,National Parks,Mollymook,Ulladulla,mountain,bush walks,hiking,things to do

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

.

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.
 

.

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.
.
(Click on images to enlarge)
.
 
.

Destination Mollymook Milton Ulladulla


Pigeon House,National Parks,Mollymook,Ulladulla,mountain,bush walks,hiking,things to doArea map

Pigeon House,National Parks,Mollymook,Ulladulla,mountain,bush walks,hiking,things to doApproaching Pigeon House Mtn. 

Pigeon House,National Parks,Mollymook,Ulladulla,mountain,bush walks,hiking,things to doPigeon House. The Summit!

Pigeon House,National Parks,Mollymook,Ulladulla,mountain,bush walks,hiking,things to do Making the summit 

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

 

Pretty Beach to Pebbly Beach – Hiking – Bush Walking

Pretty Beach,Pebbly Beach,things to do,Murramarang,National Park,walks

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.

.

Destination Mollymook Milton Ulladulla

Click on images to enlarge

Pretty Beach,Pebbly Beach,things to do,Murramarang

 

Pretty Beach,Pebbly Beach,things to do,Murramarang

 

Pretty Beach,Pebbly Beach,things to do,Murramarang

 

Pretty Beach,Pebbly Beach,things to do,Murramarang

 

 

things to do,Murramarang,National Park,walks

 

things to do,Murramarang,National Park,walks

 

things to do,Murramarang,National Park,walks

 

things to do,Murramarang,National Park,walks