On the edge of a pretty harbour, Ulladulla is near beautiful beaches, sparkling lakes, charming villages, Cupitt’s Winery and national parks. Enjoy freshly caught local seafood from fish shops and at restaurants, such as Ulladulla Oyster Bar. In the Shoalhaven region, this vibrant seaside town is three hours’ drive from Sydney.
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The Lakes, Dolphin Point
Median house price: Houses in Ulladulla have a median house price of $597,000. Units in Ulladulla have a median price of $450,000. [Source: Property Value]
Demographics: Ulladulla is an increasingly popular location for families. The median age of Ulladulla residents is 48, with much of the population (56.7%) aged between 15 and 65. [Source: Property Data]
Lifestyle: Accommodation options suit various budgets in Ulladulla and surrounds, including on the picturesque shorelines of Burrill Lake and Tabourie Lake to the south. The heritage village of Milton, gorgeous Mollymook Beach and shimmering Lake Conjola are all a short drive north of Ulladulla.
Water sports such as fishing, swimming, diving and surfing are popular. Tours range from heritage walks and Aboriginal cultural experiences to fishing charters, surfing, stand-up paddleboarding and diving. The indigenous Jamanee Gunya Cultural Experience is a fascinating two days at Burrill Lake.
Among the other wonderful things to do and see, visit South Pacific Heathland Reserve to spot whales migrating along the NSW South Coast. A scenic drive west is Pigeon House Mountain in Morton National Park and a short drive south is Pot Holes walking track in Meroo National Park.
Discover the Dreaming poles on the Coomee Nulunga Cultural Trail, which begins near Warden Head Lighthousein Ulladulla and winds its way to Rennies Beach, a southeast-facing surfing spot. Check out the events calendar for markets, festivals and shows, and browse galleries and surf shops.
Schools, Universities and Vocational Education:
Government Catchment Schools:
- Ulladulla Public School
- Ulladulla High School
- Budawang School
- Milton Public School
- Sussex Inlet Public School
- St Georges Basin Public School
- Sanctuary Point Public School
- Jervis Bay Primary
Distance from Sydney: 3 hours 12 minutes (233 km) via Princes Hwy/A1 and M1 [Source: Google Maps]
Distance from Canberra: 2 hours 34 minutes (197 km) via Princes Hwy/A1 and Kings Hwy/B52 [Source: Google Maps]
Council: Shoalhaven City Council
Shoalhaven City Council tips for new residents: Shoalhaven City Council, My Community
Local Ulladulla Attractions
Cupitt’s Winery is a South Coast food, wine, beer and cheese experience comprised of a family run boutique Winery, Cellar Door, Restaurant, Bar, Microbrewery and Fromagerie in a beautiful coastal countryside setting in between Ulladulla and Milton. The vineyard is on a lovely green slope overlooking Burrill Lake and Pigeon House Mountain.
Ulladulla harbour is located in the centre of Ulladulla and the wharf and surrounding area are popular with families. There is lots do it at the harbour whether it is watching the fishermen come in to the co-op with their catch, getting a delicious meal at one of the many cafes nearby or spreading out on the lawn with a picnic.
Walking On Water offer a range of awesome activities both on or in the water! Qualified coaching is available or hire their range of: kayaks, (Single, double and triple), surfboards, (from beginner to comp level). Stand Up Paddle boards, (for lakes or small surf), wetsuits, all sizes from six years old upwards.
Visit the amazing Geological Time Walk on the north side of Ulladulla Harbour for a journey through the history of the Shoalhaven Coast. The walk is comprised of boulders of significant local rocks placed in chronological order and to scale along the path. Each boulder represents a major geological event that affected the local region.
Lobster Jacks is a quiet and hidden beach on the northern side of Warden Head in Ulladulla. The beach is bordered by steep cliffs making it hard to access and very secluded while only minutes from Ulladulla centre. The beach is accessible from Lighthouse Oval on the corner of New Street, and Deering Street which also has access to Warden Head Reserve.
Pot Holes walking track is a short walk with scenic views and picturesque places to picnic along the way, it makes for a great day trip from Ulladulla or Batemans Bay. It’s a popular walk amongst the locals heading out for an early morning walk and those on their way to go surfing at Pot Holes Beach. Bring your fishing gear and see what you can catch!
2016 Census Ulladulla Stats
Average people per household: 2.2
Median monthly mortgage repayments: $1,500
Median weekly rent: $390
Ulladulla – Households (Enumerated) 2016
- Fully owned 47.7% 47.7%
- Mortgage 20.1% 20.1%
- Renting 28.3% 28.3%
- Other tenure type 0.3% 0.3%
- Not stated 3.5% 3.5%