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Burrill Lake
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Burrill Lake

Burrill Lake


Burrill Lake is a small village in the South Coast region of New South Wales, Australia. It is a seaside suburb of the Milton-Ulladulla district, a part of the City of Shoalhaven local government area and surrounds the lake of the same name. In 2011, the population of the State Suburb of Burrill Lake was 1,328. The name of the town is derived from an Aboriginal word meaning 'wallaby'.
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21 Apr 2018

Burrill Lakes is a small town on the south coast of NSW - just below Ulladulla and Mollymook. This is a popular holiday destination with a large lake system which is great for fishing, a protected swimming area inside Dolphin Head, and next to Meroo National Park. This is truly a relaxing location for winding down from a busy work schedule – close enough to Canberra and Sydney to take a break for the weekend. 

During our visit Road works were in progress building a new bridge over the Burrill Inlet for all-weather access along the Princes Highway. We were staying at the BIG4 Bungalow Park on Burrill Lake with access is via a roundabout on the Highway.  What a great place to stay with direct access to lake, great atmosphere and wonderful facilities. 

On our first day in town we headed to The Fish Shop on the other side of the bridge for lunch. This is well known to locals and regular visitors as the place to go for fresh seafood.  The shop is very clean and tidy with display of fresh fish, prawns and other seafood. Certainly the best chips we have had for ages with our delicious crumbed fish fillets – highly recommended. You can even walk across the bridge form the caravan park.

Dolphin Head is on the opposite side of the highway to the BIG4 caravan park and we spent one afternoon exploring the viewing areas, rock fishing platforms and small beaches near the inlet to Burrill Lake.  It is amazing to see how small the entrance to Burrill Lake actually is - no wonder there are lots of signs warning of fast flowing rips.

Once inside the entrance the water spreads and the flows have created some lovely sand spits protecting swimming areas from the strong currents.  Plenty of parking near Dolphin Point Reserve which seems to be popular with families to sit on the sand and watch the kids play in the shallow waters. Other caravan parks in the area are Burrill Lake Holiday Park and Dolphin Point Tourist Park.

After taking some drone shots of Dolphin Heads early one morning we headed to the small shopping centre for coffee and breakfast.  There are two cafes operating and we decided to try 'Bean at Burrill Cafe’ – lovely coffee and huge bacon and egg roll.  I had poached eggs with mushrooms and hollandaise sauce – very nice. This shopping centre has an IGA supermarket, PO/Newsagent, hairdresser and cafe around the corner is Lakeside Cafe on Balmoral Road.  Walking distance to the BIG4 park.   

Another place to explore while staying in Burrill Lake is the Aboriginal cave shelter at the edge of Meroo National Park.  A small track between houses (sign posted) can be found along Wyoming Avenue just off the Princes Highway south of the BIG4.  This is a fairly narrow street and parking is limited. Short walk to the caves which would be lovely in summer as it is very shaded  Signs tell of the importance of this cave for the local Indigenous people.  Back to the car and a drive into Meroo National Park following some of the dirt tracks. There are lovely picnic spots along the foreshore of Burrill Lake and some great fishing spots.  The road is OK but I would recommend a 4WD to make life easier.

What a lovely place to visit!


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