For antique lovers, the South Coast provides some rare opportunities to pick up bargains that have been tucked away in attics and storage sheds for many years. You can find many antique shops scattered along the coast, there are others in the hinterlands, particularly in the many small historical townships.
The gold mining area of Mogo provides a fascinating look at the gold rush era, you can even pan for gold! Mogo Zoo is another popular attraction on the South Coast, here they have been able to collect over 39 rare species and many other animals to help protect them. Visit their site: Mogo Zoo.
Nearby is the rugged wilderness of the National Park of Ben Boyd and not far south, the beautiful waterways and lakes of Gippsland in North East Victoria.
Ben Boyd NP
Boydtown, located in the south part of Two Fold Bay near Eden, was a town set up by the entrepeneur Benjamin Boyd. Little remains of his vision, except a tower in the Ben Boyd National Park and an Inn at Boydtown, which still operates as a hotel.
Another place to visit in the Ben Boyd NP are the Pinnacles, where the elements have exposed two tone cliffs of red and white. Red clays cap the fine white sands below. There is a walk that takes you past sweeping coastal views through forests, past the Pinnacles and onto the beach (approx 30 mins - starts at Haycock Road).
Activities at Ben Boyd NP include swimming, diving, canoeing, fishing and bushwalking. It also has a number of prime surfing beaches. Picnic facilities and camping are available.
Description: This antique Shop can be found in Pambula NSW.
All along the South Coast and in the hinterlands, you can find great places to stay - from luxury resorts to peaceful campsites, historical townships and sleepy fishing villages. Accommodation available includes a wide range of styles to suit almost any budget.
There are numerous resorts set in stunning locations, hotels, motels, bed & breakfasts, caravan parks, serviced units, homesteads and holiday lettings.