Things to Do on the South Coast

Things to Do on the South Coast 

The NSW South Coast has always been a popular holiday destination for sun-seekers and surfers but increasingly for wine, beer and food lovers, as well as those seeking a permanent ‘sea change’. 

Here, the Cupitt Family and the Cupitt Team have compiled a guide on what to see and do in Milton/Mollymook/Ulladulla, whether you’re looking for an adventurous, indulgent, entertaining or relaxing stay. 

Take your pick of activities, from wandering through National parks, walking white sandy beaches and swimming in turquoise water to dining at some superb restaurants, and discover all that’s great about this beautiful part of the world. One of the best places to start your exploration is theVisit Shoalhavenwebsite, which has information on all aspects of the best that Shoalhaven has to offer.

Hit the foodie trails of the South Coast 

Rosie Cupitt, founder of Slow Food South Coast is an avid supporter of local produce. Shoalhaven Tourism has put together this fabulousLocal Producer’s Guideso you can support and eat local produce while visiting the region. A list of Local Markets can be foundhere.

Wine Tasting 

Cupitt’s Cellar Door wine tasting experiences are available daily from 11am - 5pm. Find out why they have been listed in the Gourmet Traveller Wine Star Cellar Door of the Region for 6 consecutive years. There are many other greatShoalhaven Coast wineriesfurther afield to also visit and sample some great local drops. 

Drink Local Beer 

If you love discovering new local beer then the South Coast is the place to be with new breweries popping up all the time. Locally you can visitCupitt’s Estate BreweryandDangerous Aleat Milton Hotel. Or head a little further to visitJervis Bay Brewing Co,Flaming GalahandHusky Brewing.

Take in the view at Pigeon House Mountain

To get a real sense of the unique nature and bountiful national parks of the area, it’s definitely worth a trip up to the peak ofPigeon House Mountain, where you’ll be rewarded with 360-degree views of cliffs and gorges within the Budawang Wilderness, all carved by the Clyde River. 


The South Coast has a great reputation for being an incredible surf destination, so it should be no surprise that the inland waters and coastal inlets of the area are perfect for Stand Up Paddleboarding. Shoalhaven Tourism has devised adownloadable guidewith all the tips, info and maps. Our Top Pick - paddle around the beautiful Narrawallee Inlet withWOW Watersports. 

Whale Watching 

Between May and November, more than 30,000 whales migrate along the NSW coast. This route is known as the Humpback Highway. Take to the water withJervis Bay WildorDiscover Jervis Bayand tour around a well-known resting point for the mammals, also taking in sightings of dolphins, seals and penguins. 

To stay close to Ulladulla, there is a whale viewing area at the Ulladulla lighthouse known as Warden Head, located 5 minutes away. During the migration season, it's often possible to see the whales quite closely from this vantage point, so definitely bring your phone along for some incredible Instagram moments. With plenty of walking tracks close by that lead to tall headlands, the surrounding area also bursts with other fantastic viewpoints. Nearby you can also make your way to Rennies Beach and Bannisters Head, which are two other local hotspots. 

Explore Sandy Shores 

Choose to find your perfect paradise for a walk or picnic with 170 kms of coastline to discover in the Shoalhaven. Check out the Shoalhaven for inspiration. 

Cupitt’s top 5 picks - Narrawallee Beach, Bombie Beach, Mollymook Beach, Kiola and Rennies Beach. 

Surf Breaks 

The South Coast is the perfect setting to learn to surf. We have some of the greatest surf schools at our fingertips. Learn from a legend and take a group class withPam Burridge– one of the first women in Australia to become a full-time professional surfer! You will be riding the waves of Mollymook, Narrawallee or Bendalong beach before you know it. 

Walking Tracks 

Get back to nature and enjoy one of the many scenic trails available in the local area. Find abundant seasonal flora, bird watching, or discover where the bush meets the beach. A few of our favourites includeOne Track for All,South Pacific Heathland,Coome Nujunga Track, and theUlladulla Wildflower Reserve Loop


Relax your mind and body with a yoga session.Om Sweet Omis a local sanctuary nestled in Milton, designed to cultivate wellbeing and connectedness. Yoga sessions for all levels including pre-natal and post-natal women.


Ride to a nearby beach, lakes, inlets, estuaries and short walking tracks in a leisurely fashion made easier with motorise assisted electric bicycles.Ulladulla E-bikeshave all you need to explore the area


Golfers are spoilt for choice with two amazing golf courses - The 18 hole Hilltops course renowned as one of the greatest courses in NSW or the Beachside Course is a 9-hole course sitting atop the southern tip of picturesque Mollymook Beach, where golfers can take in coastal vistas from the green. VisitMollymook Golf Clubto book. 

Explore Fabulous Art 

Milton is the home to many cool cafes, and boutique shops but one of the must-see offerings is theVan Rensburg Gallery, open for 7days. Feel like a drive? The Shoalhaven welcomed a new world-class Art Museum in March,Bundanon Art Museumhouses a changing program of contemporary exhibitions and unique cultural experiences, with events and concerts presented across the site. The Art Museum Opening Hours are Wednesday–Sunday, 10am–5pm

Live Music 

There are plenty of options to enjoy live music across multiple venues in the region on weekends. The Milton Theatre is an incredible venue to watch performances. Each Sunday afternoon Cupitt’s Estate Sunday Sessions are the perfect way to top off your weekend, between 12.30pm - 3.30pm. Keep an eye on ourWhat’s Onto see what exciting events are happening during your stay.  

Keep the party going over atBannisters Rooftopfor more live music every Sunday from 5pm - 8pm. Keep an eye on our What’s On webpage to see what exciting event is happening during your stay.

Dining Out & Bars

The South Coast is blessed with many fine establishments. With its lush farming areas and seaside location; fresh, seasonal, local produce is made easy to sample via a string of top quality restaurants. 

We are also blessed with some fantastic bars that often feature live music and events