Ulladulla is a small coastal town a few hours south of Sydney and a popular spot for weekend vacationers looking to escape the big city for a few days. The harbour is a great spot to hang out and fish or relax in one of the many cafes along the water and enjoy the view.
You can drive from Sydney in about three hours or there are regular buses from the central bus station. It’s best to have a car to get around the town as there are no local buses and catching a taxi can get expensive. There’s also a bus service from Canberra .
There are a few accommodation options. For a budget choice is the youth hostel offers dorm beds for $30 and private double rooms for $65 a night but it’s located on the main highway. You can find a nice double room from $70-$90 a night or try the 5 star resort and art gallery at only $120 which got fabulous reviews.
You can try surfing or fishing, go on a boat trip or just chill out on the harbour and take it easy. Take a walk along the Coomee Nulunga Cultural Trail or check out the beach art gallery. Mollybrook Beach is a lovely place to spend the day chilling out or head to the South Pacific Heathland Reserve to get back to nature. Warden Head Lighthouse is worth a visit too.
There are a few places to dive and snorkel off the coast of Ulladulla and you’ll find a dive centre on the main highway. Sites are accessed by boat or from the shore and you can find some great things to see on your dives here such as sharks, weedy sea dragons, big friendly groupers, lots of different nudibranchs, sting rays and maybe even a seal!
Macro photographers will love the cool critters at Magic Gardens, drift dive along Lighthouse Wall and maybe sight a shark or two, come face to face with the friendly seal at Home Bommie and night divers will really love the site The Gantry.
You can spend a few great days diving in the area and checking out the natural wonders everywhere you look.
(By Kelly Luckman)