Hey guys! Can you believe it’s the end of November already? One more month and the new year will be upon us! I have one more travel plan before the year ends, but this post is about the trip I recently had with my girl friends.
A week ago, 3 of my friends and I had a road trip and drove down to Mollymook. Mollymook is located on the South Coast of New South Wales and is approximately 3 hours drive from Sydney. The drive down is exceptionally beautiful especially on a sunny day. You’ll get to see the blue skies, the ocean and greenery as you wind down from the hustle and bustle of the city life.
Where we stayed
We stayed at an Airbnb rental for 2 nights. It was located at a walking distance to the beach and some restaurants. It was such a cute little cottage – the decor was crisp and clean! We also had a pool and ocean views. The cottage had 2 bedrooms (and 3 beds), 1 bathroom, and also came equipped with everything you could need so you could cook, clean or do the laundry if you want!
If you wanna check the place out, here’s the link!
Where we ate
On our first night, we had reservations at Rick Stein at Bannisters. If you like seafood, you definitely should check this place out. The restaurant recommends that you pre-book a table to avoid disappointment.
I ordered the fish pie, which is their signature and most popular dish. We also ordered a strawberry and rhubarb crumble for dessert. I thought the food was nice but to be honest, considering it was owned by a celebrity chef and their price point is on par with fine dining restaurants, I just expected a little bit more.
Where we drank
Check out Bannisters Pavilion for a cocktail or two. They have a chill out longe section and a pool on the rooftop but I’m not sure if this is only for people staying at their hotel. The food here is great too! I ordered a chicken katsu bao and for one portion it was fairly big. They had big potions of salad too! Definitely worth it.
Note that there are two Bannisters establishments within minutes of each other. The Bannisters Pavilion and the Rick Stein at Bannisters restaurant are not on the same location.
What we did
We just relaxed! Sometimes it’s just nice to wind down and forget about your busy life. I would recommend to down to the beach. It’s great for surfing as the waves get pretty big. We also saw some people kayaking. Personally that looked really tiring to me (haha) because they kept fighting the waves to not topple over!
There is also a National Park along the way where you can do some hikes. We didn’t walk any tracks so unfortunately, I can’t give you any tips here but I’m sure if you visit the NSW National Parks website, you’ll sure to find a hike that fits your needs!