Mollymook is the beachside paradise of the area of the NSW south coast, Australia. Within easy distance of Canberra and Sydney, Mollymook is popular with many people as the ideal escape location any time of the year.
Mollymook is located only minutes from the harbour port of Ulladulla and historic rural Milton. These three areas complement each other with their own special features and ambience. The surrounding districts offer an abundance of nature’s delights with spectacular scenery, forested mountains and myriad fascinating waterways.
Mollymook is best known for its excellent surf beach of sweeping clean sands and clear waters and its neighbouring lush green golf course. In peak holiday times South Mollymook beach, North Mollymook beach and Narrawallee are all patrolled by surf life savers.
At the end of the day there are some excellent places to dine close by.
There is little industry apart from accommodation and retail in Mollymook, but it is close to Ulladulla which houses a commercial fishing fleet and supports a relatively larger population and economy.
The name Mollymook is a corruption of mollymawk, the name given by sailors to small species of albatross.
Of Mollymook’s two golf courses, the Hilltop course is renowned as a challenging and picturesque championship layout. The other course is a smaller 9 hole layout adjacent to the ocean.
In October 2009, Rick Stein an English chef, restaurateur and international television presenter opened his first Australian restaurant Rick Stein at Bannisters in Mollymook. Located at Bannisters, a Boutique Hotel on the cliff tops of Bannisters Point, the opening of Rick Stein at Bannisters bought a new level media attention and public awareness to the town of Mollymook. More recently, ‘The Pavilion’ was opened as a sister to Bannisters by the Sea offering quality food and exotic cocktails, enjoyed on a rooftop bar and pool area.