Nalbaugh Falls

Nalbaugh-2Now this location was a mission and a half. Very well hidden, not far from Bombala, is a secret waterfall. We’d asked around but hardly anyone had heard of Nalbaugh Falls. So our first expedition to find it ended in disappointment. Not a single sign anywhere along the Coolangubra Forest Way. We ventured down a couple of the forest roads to the right but quickly realised that we could get lost pretty quickly up there. So we agreed to head home and try to get more information. Continue reading

Bittangabee Bay

Morning Twist

Less popular than nearby Saltwater Creek, Bittangabee Bay is one of the prettiest places to camp on the Far South Coast. With more than twice the amount of campsites, it’s hard to feel crowded at Bittangabee. The downside is that it is a little bit more of a walk down from the headland to the bay for a swim or fish. Though having said that, it is the perfect place to swim in the protected bay on a lazy afternoon. Continue reading

Pambula and Pambula Beach

One Moment in May

Dawn on the Panboola Wetlands

Pambula Flats

Pambula Flats

Historic Pambula is a great location for photographers if you know where to look. For dawn, nothing beats Panboola Wetlands and the adjacent flats. A lot of work has gone into restoring the wetlands to provide a beautiful natural experience of fresh water billabongs and saltmarsh and mangroves. The walks and cycling tracks meander from close to town to the old racecourse and all around. During the day, the patient can spot countless birds and wildlife. Continue reading

Merimbula

Some of our favourite sea and landscapes of the Sapphire Coast of NSW.

From the boat ramp in Merimbula

Built For Two

From Short Point at Dawn

Merimbula, on the Sapphire Coast of NSW, is one of the most popular holiday destinations for a very good reason and it’s one of our favourite places to take photos. From Short Point, overlooking Back Lake and Tura Beach to Top Lake and the Boardwalk; the ever popular Bar Beach and Mitchies Jetty; Merimbula is full of lovely spots to spend the day soaking up some sun, relaxing or trying something new. Continue reading

Alexanders Hut

WM Kickin Back

WM Alexanders PorchIt was a beautiful crisp winter morning when we decided to take the scenic Tantawanglo Mountain Road to Alexanders Hut. Winding our way up the mountain, we stopped to stretch our legs at Six Mile Creek campground vowing to come back and stay when the weather warms up. WM Six Mile Creek

Getting back on the road we took the turn off at the top of the mountain and followed the Cattlemans Link Track to the beautifully restored Alexanders Hut. Originally built in 1892 it was taken over by National Parks and Wildlife Service in 2002 and is now a prime destination in the South East Forests National Park.

WM Alexanders FirePit

We explored the grounds and enjoyed a lovely packed lunch, sitting around the fire pit just outside the hut. It is so easy to imagine what life was like for the Robinson family who built the original hut and lived in it as part of their properties until the early 80’s. When the Wilkinson’s purchased the property in 1989, they embarked on a series of renovations giving us the hut we now enjoy.

WM Inside Alexanders

 

After lunch we explored a little further and found the remains of some cattle yards near Nunnock Swamp. The short winter day turned the air rather crisp, but having discovered this treasure we’ll be back for a longer stay this spring.

First Published in the August Issue of Where We Live, Merimbula News Weekly

WM Cattle Yards