Ulladulla is the hub of the southern Shoalhaven. The picturesque Ulladulla boat harbour is iconic with its distinctive rocky breakwater. The harbour has played an important role in the development of the area, its establishment in 1859 provided a port for the local pioneering trades of sawmilling, farming, and a tannery. Today the harbour shelters local vessels and a fleet of commercial trawlers. Ulladulla IS seafood, and the local co-operative at the harbour is a great place to buy literally the ‘fresh off the boat’ fish-of-the-day. The colourful Blessing of the Fleet Ceremony at Easter is held annually on the harbour breakwater. This is a time-honoured custom borne by local Italian/Australian fishermen, where trawlers are decorated and blessed and a carnival-like family atmosphere pervades with much bon ami, all capped off with a spectacular fireworks display over the harbour. Aside from sensational seafood, Ulladulla and nearby Milton are well known as a foodie destination, with an array of food producers and acclaimed chefs banding together to create mouth watering sustainably sourced menus served with integrity and passion.
Take a day trip out to Kings Point, situated just south of Ulladulla on the upper shores of Burrill Lake. The area is a great spot for swimming, fishing and water sports. The bushland and forest cover dominates the views from Kings Point west across the lake, creating a stunning backdrop. It is here at Kings Point that the lake is at its deepest, quietest and most serene - the perfect place to get away from it all and relax in the almost untouched surrounds. However in holiday periods and on weekends, it thrives with action and activity. The local water skiing club have a clubhouse and picnic area on the bank of the lake and a launching ramp gives ample access for everybody to enjoy all that the lake has to offer.
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