Ulladulla Day Trips: Plan Your Itinerary
If you are visiting Ulladulla from interstate (or overseas pre-COVID!) you’ll know that there is plenty to see and do in our peaceful coastal town. However, if you’re itching to get on the road, why not hire a car and set off on a day trip. There is heaps to see and do in the local area, and you don’t need to travel far to be amazed by nature.
Driving distance: 3 minutes
Sights & activities: wine tasting, restaurant, fromagerie, craft brewery and views of Pigeon House Mountain
A visit to Cupitt’s Estate is one you’ll remember and one you’ll want to tell all your friends and family about. Family owned and run, you can feel the pride and passion that goes into every aspect of the business. For the ultimate vineyard experience, book Cupitt’s 100-year-old renovated slab cottage. Featuring an original stone fireplace, antique furniture and extraordinary views, we guarantee a couple of nights will not be enough! Check out this post if you’re interested in exploring more South Coast winreries.
Driving distance: 50 minutes
Sights & activities: kangaroos, surf beach, bushwalking, local flora and birdlife
Located within Murramarang National Park, Pebbly Beach is most famous for its friendly eastern grey kangaroos. Grab a selfie with the roos as they munch on the grass, but try to avoid the temptation to feed them (read more about why we should let nature feed itself). If you feel like staying longer, there’s also a campground where you can book a cabin or pitch a tent. Entry fees and camping fees apply.
Please note: If you are in a hire car, access to Pebbly Beach is only able to be reached from North Durras as access from Termeil is by gravel road.
Driving Distance: 55 minutes
Sights & activities: whale watching (June – November), cafes, restaurants, bushwalking, snorkelling and white sand beaches
A weekend away in Jervis Bay is a great way to recharge your batteries and spend some time getting closer to nature. Whale season runs from June to November and we highly recommend taking a whale watching tour while you’re in the area. Jervis Bay is famous for its white sand beaches and you could easily spend weeks exploring them all. The main hub of Huskisson is brimming with cafes, restaurants and independent shops. There’s also a cinema and an interesting maritime museum for those wet weather days.
Driving distance: 1 hour 40 minutes
Sights & activities: beaches, fishing, cycling, snorkelling, local history and wildlife
The stunning town of Narooma is just over 90 minutes south of Ulladulla and worth spending a couple of days exploring. The Mill Bay Boardwalk is a highlight and gives you a feel for the town and the many activities on offer. You can make it a short walk (700m) or complete the full 4km loop. Keep your eyes out for stingrays and large schools of fish as you walk. Other attractions in and around Narooma include Montague Island, Bodalla, as well as many fine restaurants and cafes.
Feeling inspired? Check out this Sydney to South Coast road trip from the NRMA. It takes in some spectacular sights, including a few we’ve mentioned above.