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Weekend Trip From Sydney: Mollymook, NSW

posted by Courtney Jones November 20, 2016 18 Comments
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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!

Location

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!

Accommodation

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!

Mollymook Jet Set BrunetteAt 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!

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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.

Mollymook Jet Set BrunetteI also ran into this little guy on my walk!

Mollymook Jet Set Brunette Mollymook Jet Set BrunetteWe had breakfast back at the apartment, before heading out for a morning walk along the gorgeous 2km Mollymook Beach.

Mollymook Jet Set BrunetteNext 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…:)

Mollymook Jet Set BrunetteMollymook Jet Set BrunetteMollymook Jet Set BrunetteWe 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.

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The rest of the afternoon was spent lazing on the beach, enjoying a few beer and unwinding.

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Dining

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 Jet Set BrunetteThe food was decent – good, but not amazing – and the portion sizes were huuuuge. I went into the meal hangry, and walked out with a food baby!

Verdict

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!

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18 Comments

Maggie December 2, 2016 at 8:11 pm

Wineries and beach, what more do you need? I love visiting wineries and often go up to Napa Valley for a weekend getaway. Have never been to Australia, but would love to visit!

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Courtney Jones December 3, 2016 at 2:49 am

I SO need to get to Napa!

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Hope December 2, 2016 at 8:41 pm

Wow, I’m in love with Outriggers Mollymook. That’s literally the coolest looking building ever! Also, that little bird is adorable. Mollymook is probably worth the visit just for their cute animals 😂 Everything looks so beautiful, love how they have both the beach and the large grassy areas. Loved reading your post!

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Courtney Jones December 3, 2016 at 2:49 am

It’s such a cool building!

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Alouise December 2, 2016 at 8:43 pm

Mollymook looks like a really cute town.. I haven’t been to Australia, but if I’m ever in Sydney this looks like it would be a great getaway. That ocean view you got at the restaurant is just wow!

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Courtney Jones December 3, 2016 at 2:48 am

It’s a great little place to getaway from the city!

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sarah December 3, 2016 at 5:55 am

This looks such a cute place for a weekend getaway, although maybe a weekend there is enough? Your pictures make it look so nice though, and I love the winery.

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Courtney Jones December 10, 2016 at 8:56 am

A weekend is definitely plenty of time!

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katie December 3, 2016 at 9:23 am

This looks like such a relaxing place to visit! Those Vineyards are breathtaking too – can’t go wrong with some wine! Outriggers Mollymook looks like a fab place to stay 🙂

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Courtney Jones December 10, 2016 at 8:55 am

It was a great choice to stay at!

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Gareth December 3, 2016 at 3:56 pm

Even in a city as attractive as Sydney, it’s always important to find a few de-stressing places to retreat for a weekend and Mollymook certainly ticks all the boxes. After all, when you’ve got a beach and a winery, everything else is pretty much gravy. Really nice post

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Courtney Jones December 10, 2016 at 8:54 am

Thanks! Totally agree that it’s good to destress outside the city 😀

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Carly Wayward Heyward December 3, 2016 at 6:42 pm

I love day trips from big cities!! I can’t believe what cute shots that you got of that Kookaburra (spelling?)

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Courtney Jones December 10, 2016 at 8:54 am

ha ha thanks! He was such a cute little guy 🙂

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Leah December 4, 2016 at 12:24 am

Beach towns are my favorite because they always seem to be more laid-back! Your photos make it look like paradise 🙂 Plus, that condo looks just perfect!

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Courtney Jones December 10, 2016 at 8:53 am

So true that beach towns are WAY more laid back!

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Christie December 4, 2016 at 1:03 am

Whoa what kind of bird is that?! He’s so cute. I haven’t been to Australia yet but it’s on my list for next year. If I’m only in Sydney for a few days do you think it’s still worth the visit or no?

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Courtney Jones December 10, 2016 at 8:53 am

A few days is probably too short to wander this far from the city!

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