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Holiday In Paradise

The Shoalhaven area is full of picturesque beaches, and is the perfect spot to enjoy a holiday.

In the Summer of 2019/2020, a lot of the area was devastated by fires. Then with COVID, the area has been really struggling as they rely heavily on tourism!

In February 2021 my family and I went on a glorious holiday in Jervis Bay and it was perfect. A family holiday that we will always remember!

I would recommend everyone to go on a holiday or weekend getaway to the Shoalhaven area, it is a pristine piece of paradise.

There is a Shoalhaven Challenge (shoalhaven.com) that can guide you to the perfect holiday. It gives you plenty of ideas to encourage you to help the area bounce back from all the devastation they have experienced. Some of the activities include:

  • Dine out for dinner 💜
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  • Buy a locally produced souvenir 💜
  • Support a local artist 💜

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  • Buy local produce and small goods💜

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  • Visit a local pub or winery💜

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  • Buy a coffee each morning 
  • Visit the local markets💜
  • Attend a local event 💜
  • Visit a museum💜
  • Book a mid-week stay💜

  • Book a guided tour💜

  • Watch a movie at the local cinema
  • Play a game of barefoot bowls or ten pin bowling💜
  • Visit the local pools💜
  • Play a game of golf or mini golf
  • Buy a local gift vouchers for a present
  • Try a local workshop or class💜
  • Visit a new beach💜

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  • Try something completely out of your comfort zone💜

  • Encourage family and friends to visit the Shoalhaven 💜
  • Share photos of your adventure #shoalhaven💜

All the ones with 💜 are the ones we have managed to achieve.

We have already made another booking for 2022. I hope that you get a chance to enjoy a wonderful holiday in the Shoalhaven, it is well worth it. See how many of the challenges that you can achieve during your holiday.

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Summer Loving 💕

My family and I just enjoyed a two-week holiday down the south coast of NSW with two of our family friends. It was wonderful weather and we had the most fun time!

There is a lot of wildlife in the area we stay at, with many kangaroos, possums, ducks and native birds to interact with.

I also love shopping in the old town of Milton, especially my favourite shop, Nikky B’s which is full of vintage items & rockabilly clothes!

Also in Milton, there is a cute retro cafe which serves great food and has a fun atmosphere!

There is many other interesting areas close by to visit, including Ulladulla, Mollymook, Lake Conjola, Batemans Bay and Jervis Bay, to name a few.

We went shopping, swimming, bike riding, kayaking, boating, fishing, walking, sight seeing, a lot of eating and so much more… Although our holiday was jam-packed, it was still relaxing and fun.

It is a really good break to spend with your family and friends. I would recommend NSW’s South coast for a relaxing and fun filled family holiday. We can’t wait to go back!!

The South Coast

Where do you like to go for your holidays? I would love to hear about it.

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Sometimes You Just Have To Get Away

We had a wonderful weekend away at Ettalong Beach.

First we stopped at the lookout above Ettalong. What a view!

 

It is a lovely old town surrounded by water.

It has a lively promenade along the beach, with a lot of people and their dogs. It also has a great restaurant and a little cafe.

 

 

There is pelican feeding and pelicans galore in the water and resting by the foreshore

 

We went for a look through the shops too (of course). There is a Tuscan style Theatre with a market on Saturdays. The theatre is built to look old but was actually built in 1999.

 

 

I even managed to find a vintage shop and brought this chair for my bedroom

There was a dry cleaners with a great motto so I had to take a picture.  I could imagine all the rude pictures taken here with that motto.

 

On the Sunday there was Studibaker Car Show. There were some great looking old cars, so that was fun.

The below one was perfect for me. It is a red convertible studibaker. With red and cream leather interior. It was a gorgeous car.

I also found this great old fence, which I would love for my place. Isn't it cool!

Ettalong is a relaxed old town with walking and bike tracks everywhere to enjoy along the waters edge. They have upgraded the foreshore and promenade. There is a ferry that can take you from Palm Beach to Ettalong in just over an hour. And it takes just over an hour and a half to drive from Sydney. There are many restaurants and cafes to enjoy and of course fresh seafood. There is so much to see and do. And it is great for sight seeing including a great walk up Blackwall Mountain. There is plenty of swimming in summertime.

You should go for a break at Ettalong Beach, it is really enjoyable. Where do you like to get away? Let me know, I would love to hear about other places to get away.

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