We drove down from Sydney to Broulee, a small town on the south coast of New South Wales, to spend a week away during the summer. David’s parents were renting a holiday house so our accommodation was already covered. We’d just gotten back from a trip to Singapore and we were ready for a relaxing beach holiday.
On the drive there and back we stopped in Berry for delicious doughnuts from the famous Berry Donut Van. They’re worth coming back for!
We stopped again on a little detour to Jervis Bay and Hyams Beach which holds the Guinness World Record for having the whitest sand.
Broulee is a very small town so there’s not much in the way of attractions, but get out town and soon you’ll be discovering plenty of historical relics, lookout spots and things to do.
Broulee Beach is a long stretch of narrow sand that looks out to Broulee Island. At the end of the beach you can walk across Broulee Head and access South Broulee Beach. Unfortunately for us, we happened to visit during some of the worst rain the region had ever seen so our beach experience was limited to walks.
There are a number of great off-beach walking tracks to do in the region as well. We visited Mossy Point and Tomaga River.
Moruya town centre is much larger than Broulee and isn’t far. Drive across Moruya River where you’ll find your restaurants, supermarkets, pubs and miscellaneous stores. We had cooked meals at home but we drove into town to pick up supplies now and then. The drive to Moruya along George Bass Drive will take you along the water and past a historical reserve with reference to the region’s history in sandstone.
On one of our particularly bad rainy days, we ventured to Mogo Zoo where we heard lions roar like we’d never heard before. We fed deer and watched the apes play in the rain before seeking shelter in the gift shop.
Visit Bateman’s Bay if you’re looking for something faster paced or you’re planning on hitting the water in a boat. The region is popular with families, especially during the school holidays so if you’re planning on staying here, be sure to book in advance.
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