ENJOY LOCAL PRODUCE
Our location is quite remote with Sussex Inlet being the closest township to us and a 10-minute drive away. It has a small SPAR supermarket open until 7pm, 7 days a week, a good bottle shop and a butcher. The kitchens in our accommodation are well equipped so take advantage of them and be sure to check out some of the great local produce on offer in the Shoalhaven during your stay. You can download the Shoalhaven Local Producers Guide and find out more regarding local suppliers and food experiences.
Sussex Greenhouse on Sussex Inlet Rd on your drive in is well worth stopping by, they are usually open 10am – 5.30pm, or whenever the flags are out the front, they are great for locally grown veggies and eggs. They also usually stock local Kracken Sourdough. If you are coming from Sydney we highly recommend stopping at Nowra Fresh for fresh local seafood.
Dog friendly – Cudmirrah Beach and Kirby’s Beach (on leash)
Good for little kids – Cudmirrah Beach lagoon, Berrara Beach and lagoon, Swan Lake
Surf – The Reef at Cudmirrah beach, Berrara Beach, The Cove
Long walks with the dog – Cudmirrah beach – head north towards Sussex
Long walks without the dog – Berrara Beach south to Mermaids (nice and flat but go at low tide)
Swan Lake walk – start at Cuddy Cafe and follow the community path north to Swanhaven. Enjoy views of the lake along the way and have a break at Swanhaven reserve. Dog friendly with off leash areas along the way.
Fishermans Rock – walk west along the bush path from the playground at Berrara Creek to Fisherman’s Rock. A good steady walk with many varieties of flora and fauna.
Mermaids – a must do. Start at Berrara Lagoon (low tide is best so you can get across the lagoon) then walk south along level easy to walk on beach 1.5km until you reach a rock shelf and Mermaids Pool which is big enough to swim in. A great walk to do with the kids. Unfortunately no dogs allowed on this beach.
MOUNTAIN BIKE TRAILS
Heath Circuit in the National Park is a 22km loop that goes out as far as the Highway and back. The ride to the Walter Hood Monument from Cudmirrah is also a 22km return ride and offers spectacular beach riding.
Play a Round of Golf
Visit Sussex Inlet Golf Course, a 9 hole golf course with a small club atmosphere where visitors are always welcome. You’ll also see plenty of the local wildlife while you are playing especially kangaroos.
ENJOY A DAY ON THE RIVER
Contact Sussex Inlet Marine Centre 02 44412086 for boat hire or arrange a day out on one of Danny’s Sussex Inlet Pontoons 0414 803 644. They can also arrange catering for you for the day.
If the weather turns or you are looking for some retail therapy and a wider range of dining options, take a drive to either Huskisson (30 mins north of us) or Milton (30 mins south of us). Huskisson offers a range of dolphin watch cruises and scuba diving options as well as great fish and chips.
Milton is great for having a stroll through the shops and eating out. If you have the kids in tow and they are bored, head further south to Mollymook where they can play for hours at the newly built inclusive playground Libby’s Place. For wet days a bit further south in Ulladulla you will find Funland.
Places to eat
Within walking distance:
Cudmirrah General Store & Woodfire Pizzeria “Cuddy Cafe” – open 7 days 7am – 3pm. Great for grabbing a morning coffee and the newspaper, they also serve breakfast and lunch and do yummy woodfire pizza on Friday nights (last order 7pm).
Island Sushi is located a bit further along Goonawarra Drive in a colourful pink and red food van out the front of Lakeside Cabins and Holiday Village. Offering authentic Japanese Hawaiian Cuisine for lunch, we highly recommend fitting them into your itinerary. Open Thursday through to Sunday for lunch under the gum trees by Swan Lake.
During Summer and school holidays there is often a selection of food vans near Berrara Chalets.
In Sussex Inlet (10 Minute drive away):
Swordfish Brewery – great location overlooking the river, Swordfish Brewery recently in opened in Jan 2023. Open for lunch and dinner Wed – Sun and 7 days over Summer. Offering a great range of locally brewed beers as well as wood fire pizzas and a full menu Fri – Sun, they also regularly have live music on a Sunday between 2pm – 5pm. Dog friendly too so you can take the whole family!
Silver Spoon Thai Sussex Inlet – located in the main street and available for dine in or take away. Open for lunch and dinner Tues – Sat as well as dinner on a Sunday, closed Mondays. The chicken chilli jam stir fry is our favourite.
Inlet Eats – If you are after really good coffee, Inlet Eats is the place to head. Started by two local sisters, Emma and Penny, this cosy cafe is open for yummy wholesome breakfasts, delightful morning teas and homemade lunches.
Pelican Shores Café & Marina –Located right on the river at Sussex Inlet enjoy the views over breakfast or lunch. You can also hire a boat for the day and pull up to the cafe from the water and pick up your take away and enjoy on the river. Recently taken over by new owners.
Both the Sussex Inlet RSL and Bowling Club offer courtesy buses, just call them in advance with your requirements and they will pick you up from the entry to the park.
Our favourites further afield:
Milton / Ulladulla (just 35 mins drive south of us):
Cupitt’s Estate Winery in Milton – this family owned and operated winery is wonderful for a special lunch or dinner out. They also have a more casual pizza offering with seating out on the grassed area that is lovely on a sunny day and is a great dog friendly day out.
Pilgrim’s Vegetarian Cafe in Milton located in the main street, this whole foods vegetarian café first opened in 1980 and is great for breakfast or lunch with outdoor seating around the back.
Milk Haus located amongst paddocks at the back of Milton, once an old dairy, this is a lovely destination for breakfast or lunch and has dog friendly outdoor seating.
Tree House Cafe in Ulladulla delicious, wholesome, locally sourced food and great coffee in a cute little fibro house at the back of Ulladulla. Indoor and outdoor seating options available.
Hayden’s Pies Ulladulla yummy homemade pies ideal to take away and eat overlooking one of the nearby beaches
Huskisson (just 30 mins drive north of us):
5 Little Pigs, Huskisson – small, family run venue in the main street of Huskisson with indoor and outdoor seating and a great seasonal menu
Serotonin on Currambene, Huskisson – newly opened, vegan and pet friendly!
Salty Joe’s, Huskisson – cute little cafe on the main street of Husky offering tasty burgers and cold pressed juices