MERRY BEACH CARAVAN PARK
Activities & Things To Do
There are plenty of events & things to do in Merry Beach including a number of events, sports tournaments, markets and much more.
Merry Beach Caravan Park is not only a great place to stay but is a fabulous base from which to explore the Kioloa & Shoalhaven.
Cupitt’s Kitchen takes the art of food and wine seriously but its guests can enjoy a relaxed dining experience. Located within the grounds of Cupitt Winery, in Ulladulla, three hours south of Sydney, the restaurant offers diners views across rolling hills, wetlands and farms. The estate’s own wine accompanies the Modern Australian menu. Cupitt’s Winery is a popular venue for functions, with boutique accommodation available on site.
Depot Beach Rainforest
Depot Beach is a beautiful white-sand beach backed by a towering green rainforest that marks the beginning of the Depot Beach Rainforest walk. Walking this track you can’t help but imagine what the region was like 50 million years ago when the whole area was covered by this lush rainforest. Few stands of littoral rainforest remain in Australia, which is why the precious area is listed as an endangered ecological community.
The short walk starts from Depot Beach picnic area and is great for kids who will love jumping across the stepping-stones and balancing along the many logs that line the path. It ends back on the beach, where you can indulge in the beautiful clear waters for a swim, surf, snorkel or a paddle.
For more information visit https://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/things-to-do/walking-tracks/depot-beach-rainforest-walk
Durras Lake Discovery Trail
If you’re spending some quality family time on the South Coast, the Durras Lake Discovery trail is an easy walk in the central precinct of Murramarang National Park. The kids will love hopping across the playful stepping stones, climbing the lookout tower and testing their balance on the log walk.
Leading through majestic spotted gums and spiky burrawangs, you’ll pass a remnant of endangered rainforest. Informative displays highlight the history of the forest and early logging in the area. Now protected, this rare forest is ideal for wildlife and birdwatching. You might see crimson rosellas, new Holland honey eaters as well as kangaroos and red-necked wallabies.
There’s the option to join Lake walk for more views of Durras Lake, or simply pick your spot for a picnic under the shade of the spotted gums.
The Funland Ulladulla family entertainment centre is the perfect place for the whole family to visit, including rides and games for all ages.
Located in the heart of Ulladulla on the first floor of Rowen’s Arcade, you will be amazed at the wide variety of games and rides available including a maze of foam, slides, tubes and ramps especially for the littlies.
Ride the dodgems, drop from the ceiling on the jumpstar, challenge the laser hunt and have fun, fun, fun.
Mogo Zoo is situated 10 kilometres south of Batemans Bay. It was established in 1989 by Sally Padey, and has attained an international reputation as one of the most successful private zoos in Australia.
This extraordinary collection includes gorillas, rhinoceros, silvery gibbons, Bolivian squirrel monkeys, giraffe, zebra, meerkats, cheetah, cotton-top tamarins, snow leopards, Sumatran tigers, Nepalese red pandas, ring-tailed lemurs, oriental small-clawed otters, siamangs and white lions. They have a wide range of amazing up close and personal experiences available.
Delivering world standard facilities for over 250 animals, of which more than 44 are rare or exotic species, Mogo Zoo’s commitment to the conservation of endangered species is balanced with fulfilling visitor expectations of today’s zoological gardens. The bush land has been developed into a botanical haven for wildlife and visitors, creating an atmosphere of unity with the natural surrounds and animal enclosures.
Murramarang National Park
Explore the beautiful Murramarang National Park near Batemans Bay on the NSW south coast. There are great surfing, swimming, walking, camping and fishing opportunities.
Spanning 44 kilometres of dramatic coastline, Murramarang National Park is the ultimate spot to soak up some sun and explore the cliffs, headlands and pristine beaches of the New South Wales South Coast. Be sure to pack your swimmers to hit the surf, your binoculars to spot peregrine falcons and sea eagles that soar high above the cliffs and your fishing rod to catch your dinner.
This is one of the rare spots in Australia where the spotted gums grow right down to the ocean, offering plenty of shade in the warmer months and a stunning backdrop for a nature escape all year round.
It’s a great place to spend the day. If you’d like to stay longer, there is a choice of campgrounds, including caravan and motor home sites and a range of facilities. If you don’t feel like camping, you can book yourself into park accommodation at the Depot Beach cabins or Pretty Beach cabins.
Timbertops Horse Riding
Timbertops maintains a stable of 30 horses of all sizes to cater for people with varying degrees of ability from beginners to competent riders, children and adults.
They offer one and two hour trail rides. These rides take you through beautiful state forest bushland.
Tuition is also available for beginners.
Timbertops is located in the small timber settlement of Termeil on the South Coast of New South Wales, only 20 kilometres south of Ulladulla (first gate on the left over Reedy Creek Bridge) and 32 kilometres north of Batemans Bay (first gate on right approximately 200 metres past the Termeil shop and service station).
Discounts apply for children.
Warden Head Lighthosue
Originally built on the Ulladulla Breakwater in 1873, the light was shifted to Warden Head in 1879. It is one of only two towers in New South Wales made from wrought iron plates, making it a rarity.
In 1920, the original oil lamp was replaced with a flashing light powered by acetylene gas for automatic operation, and the station was unmanned. The next conversion was to electricity in 1964. The light is now battery operated and float charged from 240 volt mains supply.
The current road out to Warden’s Head and car park was developed by the Ulladulla Council in the 1940s to encourage visitors to the lighthouse.