Milton is a historic agricultural town close to the beaches. It’s set on a ridge between green valleys and the Great Dividing Range.This National Trust town has blossomed over the past few years. A delightful range of colourful shops such as bookshops, home ware stores, clothes stores, cafés, restaurants and galleries have taken over most of the main street, making Milton a pocket-sized delight. Set in lush farmland, Milton is starting to meld with the neighbouring coastal towns of Mollymook and Ulladulla.
There is a monthly art & craft market which is held on the first Saturday of each month.
Every September – October Milton celebrates the Escape Arts Fest with Art Gallery tours along with many other activities. There are Ghosts walks held every Saturday night.
To the west, the landscape is dominated by the rock spire of Pigeon House Mountain, one of the most striking features of Morton National Park. The ascent to the top of the mountain involves a final demanding climb up ladders, but the reward is the sublime view
The St Mary’s Church cross is a landmark that welcomes all to the area, as they enter Milton. Many locals say they are home when the see the cross light up the night sky as the drive home
Mollymook is a quiet, leisurely coastal town with beaches that draw the summer crowds. Mollymook Beach is one of the South Coast’s most popular beaches. This golden stretch of sand has ideal conditions for experienced surfers, body surfers and anyone keen to learn how to surf. Headlands at either end of the beach offer protection on windy days, grassy reserves behind the beach are perfect for picnics, relaxing and watching the kids at play. “The reef” is where serious surfers head to while safe swimming can be found at Narrawallee Inlet and the Bogey Hole.
Mollymook has two very scenic golf courses - the 9-hole Beachside Course on the southern end of the beach and the 18-hole Hilltop Course, in a bushland setting by the ocean. Mollymook Bay teems with marine life and includes resident dolphins. Fishing and whale watching are popular activities at Mollymook
Just north of Mollymook is Narrawallee with its gorgeous beach and the most inviting white sand. You can see the colour of the water change at different times of the day and due to weather conditions. Narrawallee’s beach is great for surfing, swimming and boating activities, with a local gravel boat ramp available. Narrawallee has good picnic grounds with fresh water, barbecues and toilet facilities. Beautiful coastal views can be seen from several lookouts. Narrawallee Beach is patrolled from October to April off season during weekends and the busy season daily. The patrols take place down at the southern end of the beach. If you like to have a walk along the beach, it takes around an hour to walk up and back; at the same time keep a lookout for dolphins, whales depending on what time of the year you walk.
Narrawallee Inlet is located to the northern end of Narrawallee. You can access the inlet via Matron Porter Drive or Normandy Street which has the boat ramp access. If you intend on using the inlet for fishing in a boat please take note of the tide or you maybe carry your boat back to the ramp at low tide.
Narrawallee Inlet is the perfect spot if you have young children as its well protected and not too deep. Easy access for families, play area is also available plus, gas BBQ and tables placed around the reserve.
Ulladulla is close to several wonderful national parks. Morton National Park, to the west, is home to Pigeon House Mountain, a local landmark which is a popular climb. Murramarang National Park, between Ulladulla and Batemans Bay, has beautiful coastal walks, beaches and camping sites.
Ulladulla makes a great base for exploring local natural attractions such as Morton National Park, Lake Conjola to the north and Lake Burrill to the south. Nearby Meroo National Park has a beautiful coastline with access 5 km from Ulladulla. An easy, 2-km walking track passes through native flora in the South Pacific Heathland Reserve and on, to great views from Warden Head Lighthouse. The Coomee Nulunga Cultural Trail is an important cultural site created by the local Aboriginal Land Council. You can learn to surf, go fishing, swimming and hiking. Local dive operators will show you the best of the underwater world in the crystal clear waters off the coast. Deep-sea charters are also available as well as whale-watching tours during the annual migration season. Eating fish and chips fresh from the Fishermen’s Co-op on the wharf at Ulladulla Harbour is a popular past-time for locals and visitors alike.
Fishing is a very important element of Ulladulla’s economy and the Blessing of the Fleet is an honoured tradition kept alive by the area’s descendants of the original Italian fishing community and by the proud town in general.
There are a myriad of colourful and exciting events held throughout the Festival over the Easter weekend and beyond, including the Blessing of the Fleet main street parade and day of entertainment on Easter Sunday.
The most significant element will be the actual Blessing of the Fleet, on the morning of Easter Sunday.
The festivities will conclude with a magnificent fireworks display over Ulladulla Harbour on Easter Sunday. There is also the Harbour Markets on Easter Monday.