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November on the South Coast – Our Top 5 Tips6 November 2019 – posted in: Craft Ales, Restaurant, Cheese, Rosie's Tips, Uncategorized
November is hands-down the best time of the year to visit the NSW South Coast. The days are bright and sunny, the sea is warming up, the beaches are uncrowded and the Christmas crowds are still holiday planning so the place is buzzy but not brimming.
November is also perfect for couples in need of a short break before the end-of-year schedule goes crazy. It is the ideal month for a quick recharge before the final gallop to the festive season.
We’ve put together some of the best things to do on the South Coast in November, including ways to make the most of the uncrowded, pre-Christmas early summer season.
1.FOOD, WINE, BEER AND CHEESE EXPERIENCE
It’s not hard to see why Cupitt’s recently won the Excellence in Hospitality award at the Illawarra Business Awards. Taking care of customers and giving them a memorable food and wine experience is what they do best.
Cupitt’s offer a Tour and Taste Experience every day where you can not only learn all about the production side of making wine, beer, cheese and sustainably growing organic food but you get to taste the products along the way. Prefer a more lazy approach to sampling Cupitt’s produce? There is plenty of outdoor seating where you can laze about with a tasting paddle of craft beer, garden-to-glass cocktails, a Fromagerie cheese board or why not try the Wine Forage; where you can sample a flight four Cupitt wines at your leisure. Your hardest choice will be whether to relax on the lawn and enjoy the bar menu or head into the dining room and let the front of house team take you through the full gourmet experience in Cupitt’s Kitchen. It’s a tough choice, you can always come back the next day for the other option. Cupitt’s is open 7 days a week, dinner on Friday and Saturday.
2. EXPLORE SOUTH COAST’S NATIONAL PARKS
The South Coast is packed with lush landscapes, secret beaches and amazing bush trails.
The South Coast is the perfect place to unwind, reconnect with nature, and slow things right down. There are plenty of scenic day-long hikes in gorgeous national parks that are bursting with Spring wildflowers.
The most well-known walking track is the Pigeon House Mountain Didthul Climb. Driving through the countryside to get to the track from Milton will take about 45 minutes. The track begins with a steep climb and then plateau before a very well constructed stairwell will take you to breathtaking views of the Budawang National Park and the ocean in the distance.
Enjoy some lunch at the top of the mountain, or head back down to the picnic area at the start of the walk for a well-deserved lunch. Give yourself around 2-2.5 hours for the return journey.
3. ENJOY LIVE MUSIC AT THE ‘OUR TOWN’ MUSIC FESTIVAL
‘Our Town’ is a newly established not for profit organisation aimed at providing festivals for the future. The first event is to be held on Saturday 16 November at 6pm at the Dunn & Lewis Centre (141 St Vincent St, Ulladulla NSW). Acts include Tim Rogers and Friends, Tall Shaun and the Resolution Blues, The Stayers, Number one Jockey, UHS Didge crew and more.
Tickets are limited to 200 tickets. Book online at www.showfilmfirst.com and enter the code ‘timrogers‘.
4. LEARN TO SURF
There are many reasons to visit the South Coast of New South Wales but, if we’re being honest, the big draw-card is the beaches! You see, down here you will find sandy stretches of beauty that are a match for anywhere on the planet. Whatever kind of beach you’re after, there is something for everyone.
Pre-summer is the perfect time to learn to surf. There are a number of great surf schools on the South Coast. Check out this article from Shoalhaven Tourism providing a range of options.
5. ENJOY THE SOUTH COAST’S INCREDIBLE RIVERS AND LAKES
There is so much to love and so many activities to enjoy on the rivers and lakes on the South Coast. Top activities include kayaking, fishing, stand up paddleboarding. The Shoalhaven River offers River Cruises or if you are looking for a more adventurous option try Kings Point Pedal Kayak Hire, where you can enjoy the calm waters of Burrill Lake. They offer a range of quality Hobie brand kayaks with pedal drive systems. They have single fishing and recreation kayaks and can point you in the direction of the great fishing and secluded swimming spots. You are in complete control; this is not a tour or group activity. You choose your own pace.
Prices range from $25 to $35 per hour. Includes Pedal Kayak, paddle, life jacket(s) and dry bag(s). Phone bookings essential.