I spent last weekend in Mollymook, a quaint coastal town just a few hours south of Sydney. Although I hadn’t heard of this place prior to booking the weekend getaway, I quickly learned it’s a fantastic place to spend a weekend away from the hustle and bustle of the city!
Mollymook is about a three hour drive south of Sydney, and is about an hour further south than Jervis Bay, just before a larger town called Ulladulla. We left Sydney around 3pm on a Friday, and traffic was insane! It literally took us 1.5 hours to go 18km in bumper-to-bumper traffic. Traffic started to ease up a bit after we managed to get past the Sutherland Shire, but still wasn’t as calm as we expected. A normally 3 hour drive took us closer to 4 hours.
The way back was much quicker as traffic was lighter, and were home in Bondi in just over 3 hours on Sunday!
Mollymook accommodation predominately consists of motels and Airbnb style rentals. As we were a group of four (two couples), we decided to check out Airbnb and Stayz for an apartment to rent for a couple of nights. We found a great rental just a few hundred metres from the beach that looked fab, At Outriggers Mollymook. It was listed at $760 for two nights on both Airbnb and Stayz, but when my friend enquired directly via their website, she was given the booking for $561, which was an amazing price. The takeaway here is that it’s always worthwhile to get a few places for prices!
At Outriggers Mollymook turned out to be an excellent choice. It was a three-story condo, with three bedrooms and two full bathrooms. For only four people, it was more than enough space! The apartment had a full kitchen, living room, dining room and outdoor patio with a barbecue. There is plenty of parking (one covered space directly beside the unit’s door, and plenty of additional spots around the back).
The balcony was an amazing spot to relax in the evening, enjoying the nice weather and a good bottle of wine! It’s also only a few hundred metres from the beach, making it very conveniently located!
Things to do in Mollymook
We were only there for a weekend, so we didn’t do all that many activities – our primary goal was to chill out! We spent the first evening sipping wine on the balcony and enjoying a cheese board.
I woke up early the next morning, so wandered out to find coffee for everyone. I didn’t have to look far, as there are two coffee shops between the apartment and the beach.
Next on our agenda was visiting a local winery. Cupitt’s is a boutique winery and micro-brewery only a few minutes’ drive from Mollymook Beach. The scenery is stunning, and the whole place looks like it’s straight from a Pinterest board. They facilitate a ton of weddings there, so it probably literally is straight from a Pinterest board, now that I think about it…:)
We wanted to have lunch there, but they had a wedding at 2pm so the restaurant was closed for preparation. Instead, we tasted some of the wines (they have a good range from pinot noir through to chardonnay!), bought a few bottles and then moved onto trying some beer on tap at their micro-brewery. We spent some time sipping beer in the sun, all the while taking in the gorgeous view.
The rest of the afternoon was spent lazing on the beach, enjoying a few beer and unwinding.
I really shouldn’t be commenting on dining as we only ate out once (surprisingly!), but ohhhh well.
We went out for dinner Saturday evening after a day at the beach. We hadn’t really had a real meal since breakfast (snacked during the afternoon, but nothing substantial), so we were starting to get hangry by the time dinnertime rolled along. We opted to eat at the golf club out of convenience (right on the beach, a three minute walk from the apartment). The view is amazing, especially if you can snag a window-seat. We were there right as dinner was starting, and the place filled up extremely quickly – we probably wouldn’t have been able to get a table without a booking had we not been there so early!
Mollymook is definitely worth a visit. I think we all needed to get away from the city for a couple days, and this was a perfect choice. Life is just a little bit slower and more peaceful down in Mollymook!