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Park Profile: Bendalong

Holiday Haven
29 Jul 2022

Situated on the headland that forms its namesake Point, Bendalong is a short drive off the main highway, yet a long way from the hustle and bustle of city life. Surrounded by many crescent shaped beaches, it’s a traditional South Coast holiday spot with plenty of options for bushwalking, swimming, surfing, fishing and enjoying all the resident wildlife – including native birds, kangaroos and even the friendly local stingrays!

Pam Burridge Surf School

Your Holiday Haven

Holiday Haven Bendalong sits within a natural eucalyptus bush setting right at the end of the headland, looking down upon the calm waters of Boat Harbour Beach, which is sheltered from the southerlies and a great spot for swimming, as is neighbouring Washerwoman Beach – and the Merman Pool (on the headland), when the tides are good.

Accommodation includes a large range of 1- and 2-bedroom cabins, plus powered and ensuite camping sites – including premium sites with views of the water. For larger groups, there is also a holiday cottage that sleeps up to 10. All guests have access to Wifi internet throughout the Park.

Proudly dog friendly, Holiday Haven Bendalong’s facilities include BBQs, kids playground, jumping pillow, covered cinema area and even the glowing lure of campfires during the winter months (May to September, conditions permitting). There is also a splash pad and a new pool set for completion in late 2022.

As well as the two beaches on your doorstep, you’re also just a short hop from Dee Beach to the north and the scenic One Tree Beach and surf-friendly Inyadda Beach to the south (sometimes also called Bendalong Beach). Keen to learn how to ride the waves? Pam Burridge Surf School offers surf lessons locally for adults and kids, with all equipment provided.

Monument Beach ride from Bendalong

Local Attractions

You won’t need to go far to feed the local stingrays at the boat ramp at Boat Harbour Bay – amazingly graceful creatures and a great way to see them up close.

If you’re feeling more energetic, the nearby Monument Beach cycle track is a great ride for all levels – stretching north from Bendalong and just one of many cycling routes that wind through Conjola National Park. You’ll enjoy turpentine and blackbutt forest, with excellent elevated views of the coastline along the way and plenty of picnic spots on this well-signposted route.

You’ll also love just how close you are to Cupitt’s Winery – just a short drive away and home to not just wine, but also their own microbrewery, fromagerie and restaurant. This boutique winery is a hub of the region, with something always happening including a local produce market on the last Saturday of each month. It’s also pet friendly, so bring along your pooch and enjoy the natural setting with the whole family!

In nearby Milton, you’ll always be sure to find a great coffee and bite to eat at the many establishments, including Duke & Co in town or Milk Haus, a delightful establishment with its own garden, set in an old cheese factory just out of town. Also check out what’s on at Milton Theatre – a popular refurbished 200-seat historic venue that regularly hosts live music, plays and much more.

Finally, don’t miss George Boyd lookout for its incredible views across the entire coast – from Jervis Bay to Kiola. There is also a short walking track to a picnic area or a longer walk that takes you through tall rainforest and stunning rock overhangs.

Bend it like Bendalong

No arm bending required – Bendalong is an idyllic family spot. Nestled within a coast that is lined with natural riches, it puts you in the centre of it all – nicely away from the highway but close enough to explore local delights. It’s also a haven for local wildlife, on land and in the water. See you soon!

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