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, and 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, swimming in turquoise water, dining at some superb restaurants, and discovering 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 Shoalhaven offers.

Hit the foodie trails of the South Coast 

Slow Food and 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 Region's Gourmet Traveller Wine Star Cellar Door for 6 consecutive years. There are many other greatShoalhaven Coast wineriesto visit and sample some great local drops. 

Drink Local Beer 

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

Sip Great Coffee 

We know how important great coffee is on your vacation, so we have compiled alistof our favourite places with breakfast recommendations too.

Take in the view at Didthul Mountain

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

Cultural Tours

Bungalin Toursprovides guided bush food and cultural knowledge tours, traditional storytelling, handmade artefacts, and original art creation. We are passionate about proud Yuin Mob providing enriching experiences to allow you to immerse yourself in their culture and find your meaningful connection with their shared culture.Great for people wanting to learn about bush tucker and the traditional uses of native plants

Gadhungal Marring Gadhungal Marring Gadhungal Marring– With a variety of walking tours and immersive activities, including language and cultural workshops in Jervis Bay and the wider Shoalhaven area, Gadhungal Marring can tailor a tour or check to see what scheduled tours have upcoming through their website.  

Djungga Kultural Tours – This is a fantastic opportunity for guests to learn from Bernie McLeod and his team within Booderee National Park. There are a variety of tours available, along with deep dives into Indigenous Culture for multi-day experiences.

Djiriba Waagura, meaning "Two Crows" in Dhurga Language, is dedicated to revitalising and strengthening Aboriginal culture along the New South Wales South Coast. They offer multifaceted Aboriginal Cultural Programs, including commercial tours, camps, on-country cultural experiences, and educational programs. Djiriba Waagura believes that cultural identity is essential for Aboriginal empowerment and well-being. They aim to build resilient communities by nurturing connections to the Country and cultivating healthy relationships.With over 60,000 years of Aboriginal history, the New South Wales South Coast is the ancestral land of the Yuin people.

Stand Up Paddle Boarding 

The South Coast has an excellent reputation for being an incredible surf destination, so it should be no surprise that the area's inland waters and coastal inlets 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 

More than 30,000 whales migrate along the NSW coast between May and November. 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, Warden Head, located 5 minutes away. During the migration season, it's often possible to see the whales closely from this vantage point, so 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 go to Rennies Beach and Bannisters Head, two other local hotspots. 

Explore Sandy Shores 

Choose to find your perfect paradise for a walk or picnic in the Shoalhaven, which has 170 km of coastline to discover. Check out the Shoalhaven100beachchallenge.comfor inspiration. 

Cupitt’s top 5 picks are 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 most outstanding 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! Before you know it, you will ride the waves of Mollymook, Narrawallee or Bendalong Beach. 

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. Our favourites includeOne Track for All,South Pacific Heathland,Coome Nulunga Track,Ulladulla Lighthouse Walk,Ulladulla Wildflower Reserve Loop, Burrill Cave,andGiriwa Walking track.

Yoga 

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

Find your flow with diverse yoga classes, ranging from dynamic Ashtanga sequences that build heat and focus to Chandra Krama, a gentle moon flow perfect for restorative moments atYoga Tapas. Mel also offers private tuition for individuals and groups.

Bike Riding and Mountain Bike Riding 

Bring your bike and enjoy leisurely rides to beaches, lakes, inlets, and estuaries. Recommended Bike Routes 

  • Milton to Burrill Lake – 20kms: From Milton’s historic village, coastal vistas and down hill run to Burrill Lake.
  • Milton to Termeil – 27kms: Includes Monkey Mountain with more sweeping views from Milton, varied rural pursuits and little traffic for the long down hill run to Termeil.
  • Milton and back, via Ulladulla, Mollymook and Narwallee – 14kms: Milton, Ulladulla, Mollymook, Narrawallee cycleways.
  • Coastal nature trail – 10kms: Millards Creek cycleway, out to Warden Heads and the lighthouse and back to Ulladulla harbour.
  • Coastal delights – 15kms: Enjoy the coastal views of Ulladulla, Mollymook and Narawallee.
  • Kiola and Bawley Point – 32kms: Forest trails and coastal road riding.
  • Didthul to Milton – 45kms: From the Mountain to town.
  • Excellent Mountain Bike tracks just south of Ulladulla in the Woodburn State Forest are maintained by the passionate crew fromMilton Ulladulla Mountain BikersClub. 

Golf

Golfers are spoilt for choice with two fantastic golf courses - The 18 hole Hilltops Course, renowned as one of the most excellent 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 theGallery Alchemy, open for 7 days. Feel like a drive? The Shoalhaven welcomed a new world-class Art Museum in March; BundanonArt 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 

Plenty of options exist to enjoy live music across multiple venues on weekends.The Milton Theatreis an incredible venue to watch performances. Each week at Cupitt’s Estate, there is live music on Fridays from 5pm - 8pm and Sunday afternoons 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 ourWhat’s Onwebpage to see exciting events 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 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. 

Shopping

The historic township of Milton makes for the best shopping. You are spoilt for choice in Milton but here are a few shops you will not want to miss.