Mystery Bay Cottages is a hidden gem on the far south coast of NSW – only footsteps away from Eurobodalla National Park and Billy’s Beach. With views to the majestic Gulaga (Mount Dromedary), the 32-acre property offers private and relaxing stays, surrounded by nature. Bushwalks, ocean swims, bike rides, snorkelling and star gazing are all on your doorstep.
The property adjoins Billy’s Beach, where you can discover 500-million-year-old rock formations, and view Montague Island. You can also enjoy the proximity of Mystery Bay Beach and Loaders Beach, both of which are a 10-minute walk away. Visit the two ocean lookouts on your walk around the headland to Corunna Lake.
With lush countryside, more than 80 pristine beaches and unspoiled coastline, Eurobodalla National Park is an ecological wonder. See whales and nearly 100 species of birds, to name just a few of the abundant wildlife.
There are three types of holiday accommodation, from architecturally designed cottages to cabins and glamping. The cottages are comfortably spacious and self-catering. They feature raked ceilings and full kitchens, plus wood fires for cosy winter nights. The cabins are smaller and ideal for singles, couples and young families. For an elevated camping experience try our glamping, with shared kitchen and bathroom facilities, and hot showers under the stars.
Mystery Bay Cottages is conveniently located between two towns:
Take a left-hand turn onto the Princes Highway for a five-minute drive to Central Tilba. The heritage village is home to one of the South Coast’s oldest pubs, Dromedary Hotel (“the Drom” to locals), famous fudge at Central Tilba General Store, award-winning cheeses from Tilba Dairy and other great shops to explore. On Saturday mornings, pick up fresh produce at the local market in the Big Hall, then head further into the forest for lunch at Tilba Valley Winery & Ale House. For creative cocktails later in the day, stop at Sweetwater – a smokehouse, bar and grill all in one.
Or, take a right-hand turn and ten minutes later arrive at the small beach town of Narooma, where you can get all your supplies. Enjoy the local oysters and exceptional piña coladas at Quarterdeck, which overlooks the turquoise water of Wagonga Inlet. Hire an electric bike to explore the region; the Oyster Farmer’s Daughter is a great lunch stop. Spot seals at Bar Rock Lookout and Australia Rock, or take a 20-minute boat ride to Montague Island to snorkel with them. From here you can head out for whale watching or take an evening tour to get up close to the island’s famous colony of Little Penguins.
While you’re in this unique corner of the globe, don’t miss the Eurobodalla Food Trail for the ultimate paddock-to-plate experience, and the Blue Pool at Bermagui. Then there’s Mimosa Wines on the Sapphire Coast.
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