I'm an Australian living in Thailand. I like to read, write and travel. I'm currently working on my (commercial) travel website skedaddlecarhire.com.au to make more moolah for my trips.
Published May 21st 2014
Step out of the mundane and ordinary and into the spectacular, extraordinary surroundings of the Clyde Coast in New South Wales, Australia. A friend and I recently had the opportunity for a holiday getaway while in Australia on business and decided to spend a couple of days relaxing, unwinding and discovering amazing treasures in the magnificent natural landscape of the Clyde Coast.
A stay at the lakeside Bawley Bush Cottages, in the highly rated Wattlebird Bush Apartment, was one of the highlights of our getaway. Located within 36 acres of natural scenery, the cottages boast a reclusive, remote atmosphere that lends itself to unparalleled relaxation.
During our short holiday, my friend and I enjoyed a half-day, breathtaking view, bushwalking trip to the top of Pigeon House Mountain in Budawang National Park. It's a bit of a work-out, for sure, but worth every moment of fatigue to see the beautiful views from its 719 meter peak. Views from the summit include panoramic vistas of rugged cliffs carved out by the historic Clyde River. Following our hike, we enjoyed a meal at Tipsy Fig in the nearby town of Milton, only about a 30 minute drive from Pigeon House Mountain. Don't forget to order the brandy snaps with fresh strawberries. You won't regret it.
We spent the second day of our holiday up close and personal with several kangaroos and wallaby at Murramarang National Park at Pebbly Beach. Sunbathing with kangaroos is definitely an experience, although it's only wise to warn that they are wild animals and should not be approached or fed. Don't forget your camera when you head to Pebbly Beach, not only for the wildlife, but also for the white sand coastline.
To finish out our day we ended up at the Digging Stick Restaurant in Ulladulla where we decided to give some indigenous cuisine a try. Typical tourists, we were hesitant but pleasantly surprised by the platters of various bush foods including crocodile, emu, kangaroo, prawns, blue cod and macadamia nuts. The restaurant itself is very eclectic with many conversation pieces.
We culminated our holiday with a visit to Tilba Treasures of Ulladulla Gift Shop where we found plenty of lovely souvenirs to remind us of our fabulous journey to the Clyde Coast.