TOP 5 FOR FEBRUARY ON THE SOUTH COAST1 February 2019 – posted in: Event News, Winery, Restaurant, Cheese, Rosie's Tips, Uncategorized
February is one of the best times to enjoy the South Coast. Enjoy uncrowded beaches, celebrate the South Coast’s beautiful lakes for stand-up paddle boarding, dine at award winning restaurants and treat your loved one with a special Valentine’s Day plan. We’ve shortlisted all the best things to do on the South Coast this February.
With the school holidays over and most visitors back at work, you’ll notice the pace sliding into an even more relaxed gear. You’ll have plenty of time to soak up the last of the glorious summer days, while unearthing the smorgasbord of things to do in the region.
Not sure where to start? Here are our top picks on the South Coast in February.
1) SAVOUR THE FINAL MONTH OF SUMMER
February, is definitely more mellow than the previous summer months as the crowds pour out of town and head, reluctantly, back home.
With average highs of 24ºC and average lows of 19ºC, the weather is fantastic for pretty much anything. Golf, fishing, bush-walking, swimming in pristine water, shopping, wine tasting or long walks on the beach.
2) TOAST TO LOVE ON VALENTINE’S DAY
If you’re one to celebrate Valentine’s Day, you couldn’t be in a more perfect place than the South Coast. Reserve two seats at Cupitt’s Kitchen for either lunch or dinner. Experience something extra special with your loved one and take them on a sunset wine tour followed by a cocktail on the deck overlooking vineyards, lake and mountain ranges at Cupitt’s Winery. Continue to delight your senses in Cupitt’s restaurant with a three course meal and delicious wine.
3) AWARD WINNING RESTAURANTS
Afternoon and nights
The South Coast is blessed with many fine establishments. With its lush farming areas and seaside location; fresh, seasonal, local produce is made easy to sample via a string of top quality restaurants.
Tuck into a tasty fish and chips at Burrill Lake Fish Shop or dine at a AGFG hatted restaurant, there’s sure to be something, somewhere, to tickle your taste buds.
We’ve made your selection a little easier with a list of some of the South Coast’s recent AGFG Winners on the South Coast.
- Cupitt’s Kitchen, Ulladulla
- Rick Stein at Bannisters, Mollymook
- St Isidore, Milton
- South on Albany, Berry
Other awesome local haunts include
- Tallwood Eatery
- Milkhaus Wholefoods
- Harvest Bar
- Peach Cafe
- Pilgrims Vegetarian Cafe
- Pavilion Rooftop Bar and Grill
4) RIDE THE TIDE
The South Coast has a great reputation for being an incredible surf destinations, so it should be no surprise that the inland waters and coastal inlets of the area are perfect for Stand Up Paddle boarding.
Shoalhaven Tourism have devised a downloadable guide with all the tips, info and maps.
5) FOODIE TRAILS
Any day (check with the producer!)
Cupitt’s Estate is open to the public every day with opportunities to sample boutique wine, handcrafted beer and artisan cheese. The Tour and taste Experience at Cupitt’s includes a one hour walking tour of the stunning property visiting the winery, brewery, fromagerie and organic kitchen garden. The Tours are scheduled at 11am everyday at cost $30 per person.
Slow Food South Coast and Shoalhaven Tourism partnered up to create the South Coast Foodie Trail highlighting all the places you can taste the flavours of the Shoalhaven. Download a copy of the guide here.
Our Top Picks
INSIDER TIP – When visiting the South Coast via Sydney take the 140-kilometre Grand Pacific Drive which hugs the coastline. The views from the iconic Sea Cliff Bridge, the cantilever bridge linking Coalcliff and Clifton in the northern Illawarra are spectacular. See grandpacificdrive.com.au; southcoasttourism.org; visitnsw.com
Aerial of a car taking the scenic route over Sea Cliff Bridge, Clifton. Photo Credit Dee Kramer Photography
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