Holiday Accommodation in Lilli Pilli, NSW, Australia
Located almost 30km south of the city of Sydney, Lilli Pilli is a small suburb in the Sutherland Shire, on the coast of Port Hacking. Tucked between Dolans Bay and Caringbah, Lilli Pilli is the perfect destination for families to book a holiday cottage away from the hustle and bustle of the busy city of Sydney. Holiday homes in this quiet coastal region are surrounded by nature reserves, estuaries, small villages and just the best in outdoor activities.
There are plenty of holiday rentals to choose from in the area, and as Lili Pilli is located at the tip of the Lilli Pilli bush land reserve, visitors can choose a holiday villa that looks right over to the Royal National Park. For all of those visitors who would like to stay in Sydney but would like to get away from the maddening crowd, then Lilli Pilli will be for you.
Things to Do and See
The Birdland Animal Park
This animal park is an enchanting opportunity to get in touch with nature. Kids will be amazed at all the chances to get a real hands on look at the animals within the park. With more than 50 different species of animals on an 8 acre piece of land, you must not leave your camera behind at your holiday accommodation for this one. Cuddle a rescued or abandoned wombat, take pictures of your kids sitting next to the koala bears while they are feeding, or even have a snake around your neck. Take a picnic or enjoy a full day and have a barbeque while the kids hang loose in the play area.
The Mogo Zoo
The Mogo Zoo will be the ultimate adventure to get kids out of the holiday house to explore their surroundings. Just outside of Batemens Bay, in the stunning historic gold miners town of Mogo, is the privately owned and managed Mogo Zoo. One on one animal encounters such as Feed a Tiger, Lemur Island Cruise, Red Panda, Keeper for a Day and Walk the Dingoes, are just some of the exciting things to see and do at the zoo.
The Gold Rush Colony
Previously known as Old Mogo Town Gold Rush Theme Park, the colony area is located just behind the Artisans Mecca in Mogo Village and is completely encompassed by the Mogo State Forest. A true educational journey through time that is enthralling will fascinate everybody, of all ages, as they take the interesting guided tour. Go back in time to the 1800’s during the years of the Gold Rush, hear the legends, and see the exhibits, and then you will have your own chance to pan for gold! Explore the Gold Mine, see the working Stamp Battery, and have a picnic along the lake after an exciting day.
The Eurobodalla Botanical Gardens
Explore the 42 hectare site of the Eurobodalla Regional Botanic Gardens, located a few minute’s’ drive just outside of Batemans Bay. Eurobodalla is an extravagant showcase of natural flora and fauna, with more than 2000 species of naturally occurring trees, plants and shrubs from the region. Meander through the display gardens, take a walking trail, or just enjoy a lazy picnic or BBQ in the stunning surroundings. There is a safe play area for kids for them to enjoy after they have seen the possums, snakes, frogs, kangaroos, bandicoots and echidnas.
The stunning climate of Lilli Pilli makes it the perfect all year round destination for the entire family. The mild winter months from May to September have chilly evenings with temperatures that drop down to a cool 8C at night, but with nice sunny days going up to 17C. The summer temperatures are kept down by the cool, coastal breeze that wafts in from the bay. Day time averages for summer go up to around 28C and drop down to a pleasant 20 C night. All of the holiday accommodation in Lilli Pilli will have the required comforts to ensure that visitors are comfortable all year round.
Getting there from the UK
As Lilli Pilli is located just outside of the city centre of Sydney, visitors can fly into Sydney International Airport and pick up a hired car. The picturesque drive is a short 26km from Sydney to the seaside town of Lilli Pilli and if you get there early enough, you can pick up the keys to your holiday home, unpack, pour a sundowner and start relaxing as soon as possible.