You'll find the charming town of Ulladulla on the Princes Highway about 180kms south of Sydney. When a town has a motto of 'where every day is a weekend', you get some idea that life goes on at a gentle pace here. The harbour is a working one supporting the largest commercial fleet of NSW, with tuna being a major catch, and it is fishing and tourism that forms the economic backbone of the town. Being halfway between Nowra and Bateman's Bay, Ulladalla has its own great facilities and attractions, but also make for a great base for touring this part of New South Wales. Blessed with national parks, lovely beaches and a nice temperate climate, Ulladulla caters for all holiday tastes.
Ulladulla was home to various Aboriginal groups noted by Captain Cook in the 1770s, but the township began when Reverend Thomas Kendall moved in and started a timber business. Commerce grew and thanks to the timber supply and the safe harbour, shipbuilding also featured. Although Ulladulla actually means safe harbour, this part of the NSW coastline is somewhat treacherous and after a number of shipwrecks, a lighthouse was built at the end of the harbour's pier. Today, the lighthouse stands at Warden Head, still lighting the harbour so the fishing fleet can operate at night. This fishing fleet formed a cooperative in 1956, and in 1957, began the tradition of the Blessing of the Fleet, a festival which continues today.
Surf's Up - There are 10 fabulous beaches in the Shoalhaven region of which Ulladulla is part and most are part of the Beachwatch program which ensures clean, safe facilities. This stretch of coastline has some of the best surf waters in NSW and surfers, body boarders, and Malibu riders regularly frequent the sands of Bendalong, Mollymook, Wairo, Racecourse, Aussie Pipe and Rennies.
Heritage Tours - Guided walking tours of Milton - the original settlement that became Ulladulla - take you on a trip back in time to view the old shops, houses, post office, and pubs. There are also ghost tours held on various evenings each week.
One Track for All - Going back further in time, this trail is the story of Shoalhaven from an Aboriginal perspective. The trail features beautiful pictorial carvings and 4 spectacular lookouts for views of the coast and Ulladulla harbour.
Warden Head Light - One of only 2 wrought-iron lighthouses in NSW, Warden Head offers beautiful views (plenty of parking available) but the tower itself is not open to the public.
Tabourie Lake Museum - If you like your museums bijou and eclectic, this one is for you. You find furnished rooms depicting rural Australian life, exhibits of Aboriginal culture and artefacts, and local history, along with nature exhibits, shells and minerals.
Morton National Park - A very large park, Morton is home to Pigeon House Mountain, and you can be among the 8,000 that make the climb up its slopes each year. It's worth the trek as on a clear day the views are stupendous, letting you see cliffs and gorges carved by the Clyde River, the plateaux of The Castle and Byrangee and also the coastline from Point Perpendicular to Mount Dromedary. The walk to the summit will take about 4 hours.
Lakeside - Just south of Ulladulla are saltwater lakes where the living is good and the fishing is easy - or maybe it's the other way round? Either way, you'll have to share the space with the pelicans that call the area home.
Whale Watching Tours - Twice a year, the migratory path of the magnificent mammals of the sea bring them in easy reach of Ulladulla and organised whale watching trips are available at the harbour.
Art Galleries - Three small galleries in Ulladulla exhibit local and national artists. They are the Alley Gallery, the Art Gallery at Ulladulla Guest House and the Millhouse Courtyard Gallery.
The Big Marlin - Ulladulla is the proud owner of one of Australia's Big Things. In this case it is a giant fluorescent marlin on the top of the aptly named Marlin Hotel, which can be seen from out at sea.
On the Outskirts - Venture just out of town, down small roads off the Princes Highway to discover darling little places like Bawley Point and Kioloa and find gum forests, deserted beaches and kangaroos.
Phone: (02) 4210 9089 | 385 Princes Highway, Ulladulla, NSW
Make a sea change and enjoy life between the beach and the bush. Suncoast gives you the best of nature, every day, along with outstanding facilities and friendly neighbours. You’ll enjoy the beauty of the local area and find delight in the fuss-free coastal living.
Surrounded by bushland beauty and the best of beachside living, start your day with a walk in one of the local natural attractions. After breakfast, enjoy a swim in the pool before spending the afternoon enjoying the new clubhouse, and an active social calendar of events with other residents. When you want to explore the local region, pack a picnic and a fishing rod - you won't be disappointed.Ulladulla Retirement VillagesRetirement Homes Ulladulla
Phone: (02) 4454 1005 | 243 Princes Highway, Ulladulla, NSW
Flick Pest Control’s Ulladulla branch takes pride in providing the South Coast and Shoalhaven suburbs with safe pest control solutions that work. A full suite of pest control and termite solutions is provided, as well as a selection of hygiene services.
Flick Pest Control's Ulladulla branch takes pride in providing the South Coast and Shoalhaven suburbs with safe pest control solutions that work. A full suite of pest control and termite solutions is provided, as well as a selection of hygiene services.Ulladulla Pest Control
Phone: 1800 677 156 | 150 Princes Highway, Ulladulla, NSW
WITH OVER 40 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE IN THE BUILDING INDUSTRY, CHRIS HARLEY IS THE PERFECT CHOICE TO BUILD YOUR DREAM HOME.
Hotondo Homes in Ulladulla is a family-owned business who know how to build the perfect family home. Having lived in the region for over 45 years, their expert knowledge is incomparable. They build dream homes in Ulladulla and nearby areas including Bendalong, Kioloa, Milton, Bawley Point, Manyana and Mollymook.
Chris Harley has owned and operated the business for over 12 years, with his children working by his side, the team work to ensure each and every client has a smooth and stress-free building journey.
Priding themselves on their personalised customer service and attention to detail, the team offer a range of home designs to suit your lifestyle. Hotondo Homes in Ulladulla specialise in building properties for difficult, sloping blocks of land with a range of split level designs available.
Find out more about the Hotondo Homes Ulladulla team by getting in contact with them today!
Phone: (02) 4454 6900 | 116 Princes Highway, Ulladulla, NSW
BWS Ulladulla is a convenient liquor retailer offering customers a wide range of beers, wines and spirits. With over 1,290 locations around Australia, we really are just around the corner.
BWS Ulladulla is a convenient liquor retailer offering customers a wide range of beers, wines and spirits. With over 1,290 locations around Australia, we really are just around the corner. With great weekly specials and 1 hour Click & Collect, perfect for stopping in on the way to a dinner party to pick up a wine or grabbing a 6 pack of beer to watch the football, BWS offers local shoppers a convenient liquor option.Ulladulla Bottle ShopWine Store Ulladulla Off Licence Ulladulla
Phone: 0425 202 889 | 6 Banyalla Place, Ulladulla, NSW
Cash Registers and POS systems on the South Coast. POS Hardware such as receipt printers, barcode scanners, cash drawers, Label Printers, Touch Screens and more. We supply POS Paper Rolls and Ink ribbons suitable for all major brand POS Printers and TillsUlladulla Computer HardwarePoint Of Sale Ulladulla Till Rolls Ulladulla Cash Register Ulladulla Cash Drawer Ulladulla
Phone: 0490 189 103 | Princes highway, Ulladulla, NSW
Grooming all breeds with a gentle hand. Individual appointments with an experienced local groomer. Grooming for over 10 years & servicing the local area since 2008. You can also find me on Facebook, WAGS wash & groom service.Ulladulla Dog GroomingPet Ulladulla Dog Ulladulla Groom Ulladulla Groomer Ulladulla