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A sleepy coastal town with a year-round population of less than 2,000 people, Mollymook is considered a prime destination for recharging. The holiday town is set on New South Wales’ South Coast and is just a three-hour drive from Sydney, so getting to Mollymook is straightforward. Every type of holiday-goer is welcome in this laidback town, as there are a variety of inland and coastal activities to keep your busy. Additionally, the mix of beachside houses, comfortable cottages, luxurious units and spacious condos available to rent out during the holiday season ensure you have the right place to rest your head at night.
No matter what you plan to do on the water, Mollymook Beach is a popular destination. Its golden sandy beaches stretch endlessly and the blue waters are incredibly clear. This beach is a popular surfing hub, with its steady waves; however, there are also designated areas for fishing and board riders. Flagged swimming areas that are patrolled during the summer months ensure further safety.
Break in your snorkelling gear at Collers Beach. If underwater exploration is not your thing, simply splash in the waves, calmer than those of Mollymook Beach, or sunbathe along the shore. This beach is designated as dog-friendly, so bring your furry friend along, as well.
Bringing young children to the beach need not be a safety concern in Mollymook, as the Bogey Hole features calm, shallow waters. The Bogey Hole is a natural rock pool that provides fun for swimmers of all ages and is easily accessible from both of the area’s beaches.
Mollymook is home to two world-class golf courses that allow you to further enjoy the scenery while playing a round. Mollymook Golf Club boasts nine holes and is set right along Mollymook Beach. At the end of your day, check out the clubhouse, which is full of amenities, and the onsite restaurant that offers additional ocean views. For a stiffer test, visit the Hilltop Golf Course, an 18-hole course. Set at the back of Mollymook, Hilltop features a challenging setup and was recognized as being within the top 100 golf courses in the country by Australian Golf Digest.
The waters surrounding Mollymook are teeming with marine life. The shores of Mollymook Bay are perfect for spotting aquatic animals while keeping your feet on the ground, as there are pods of dolphins that regularly play in the waters of the bay. Head out there during migration season to observe mother whales and their calves as they make the journey onwards. If you want a closer look at the colourful fish that inhabit the waters surrounding Mollymook, check out one of the many diving charters.
With its proximity to the water, Mollymook offers prime seafood for visitors to sample or catch themselves. Cast a line from the shore of one of Mollymook's beaches, and reel in your dinner. Alternately, if you are in the market for bigger fishing game, turn your interests to the deep sea fishing charters that launch from the waters surrounding Mollymook. Either of these options allows you to take home your own freshly caught seafood to prepare in the comfort of your holiday accommodation.
If you want food brought to you, check out one of the Mollymook area's restaurants. For high-class dining, check out the Cornwall, which is set in Bannister's Boutique Hotel and is run by famed British chef Rick Stein. Several other, perhaps more affordable, options can be found throughout town. Simply stroll along Ocean or Sheppard’s Streets to uncover what café or eatery best suits you.
When visiting Mollymook, travellers have the option to drive directly from Sydney, approximately a three-hour journey, or to take a connecting flight and land at Moruya Airport, which is about an hour away from town. There really isn’t a bad time to visit the region, with Mollymook's hot summers and temperate winters that rarely fall below 15 Celsius. Year-round, Mollymook offers a low-key coastal getaway.