Stay: Tallarook Tiny House | Mogood| NSW
If the sound of packing nothing but a bag of the bare basics, being disconnected from the outside hum-drum with no phone reception and waking up to the contagious laughter of kookaburras is your idea of paradise- then you are going to adore a trip to Tallarook Tiny House in Mogood.
How to Get to Tallarook Tiny House
Located a 4hrs drive south from Sydney, Mogood is nestled within the Clyde State Forest, Shoalhaven; a serene bushland full of towering gum trees and an abundance of wildlife. Once you turn off the highway the drive to Tallarook Tiny House is around 20minutes down a dirt road- don't think you've made a wrong time, your off-the-grid adventure is just starting.
The entrance to the property is clearly marked, where you will find rolling green hills and an abundance of citrus trees. Owners and hosts Karen and Brian will make you feel right at home with their genuine hospitality and if you’re lucky enough, you’ll get a bark and wag of the tail form resident pup, Eddie.
The track leads into the dance forest scape of the back of the property where the tiny house is secluded and enshrouded with the wild native foliage.
From the first steps up the deck of Tallarook Tiny House, there is a feeling of tranquillity, a feeling of comfort and a feeling that you may never want to leave. Tallarook is modern in its design and has been kitted out with light industrial meets coastal vibe fittings and decor, and is deceiving spacious for a tiny home.
Downstairs you will find a lounge area, complete with magazines and books to fuel the active mind. On the rustic timber kitchen bench, find your basket laden with fresh supplies to make a cracker of a local produce breakfast including: farm fresh eggs, jam made from the Clyde River Berry Farm (located next door) orange juice and other seasonal ingredients.
A compact bathroom features an eco-friendly drop toilet, shower and sink. Outside there is a spacious undercover deck, perfect as an alfresco dining space with foldable chairs and table provided.
The short climb up the ladder is where you find the boudoir- a plush queen size bed with a skylight looking up to the canopy of gum trees, a spectacular view to wake up to.
Things to Do During Your Stay
Take a short stroll down the hill to discover the pristine waters of the Clyde River complete with your private small jetty.
Kayaks are kindly provided by the hosts and make for an invigorating adventure to get out and see the local scenery. It's the ideal place for beginners to kayaking or those looking for a gentle paddle with the surrounding forest and waters providing a playground of wildlife activity. Pack the fishing rod and throw in a line, with plenty of fresh river fish, occasionally even jumping out of the waters!
Whether you are staying during the cooler seasons or a balmy summers weekend, huddling by the fire pit adds to the wondrous experience of staying at Tallarook.
Stargaze while grazing on a platter of local cheeses and oysters, pop open a bottle of something cold and forget the troubles of the world.
What to do nearby
Being centrally located near some of the regions most scenic beaches and walks, there are plenty of activities to explore in the nearby surrounds of the Shoalhaven. Here are a few beaches, walks and wineries to add to the itinerary.
It's a sleepy seaside town that brings back childhood memories of family summer road trips to the caravan park, complete with the Merry Beach General Store and their paper bag lolly bags and fish and chips.
For stunning views of the coastline, head out along the Snapper Point Walking Track. To find it park at the end of Merry Beach Road and walk along the beach, past the caravan park to the hilly lush section with the signs to the track.
Soak in the panoramic views and keep a lookout for the hoppy locals and sea eagles in the sky.The walk leads along to Pretty Beach, with viewpoints and tracks that lead off the main way.
The leafy beach is home to a colony of kangaroos, creating that quintessential "Aussie" snapshot of roos on the beach. There are plenty of park benches available, ideal for a picnic with a view.
You can park and walk the Snapper Point Walking Track from Pretty Beach, leading back out to Kiola. The track is easy with a moderate level of fitness required. Not recommended for small children due to the unfenced cliff edges.
If you're up for a bit of wining and dining then head out to the townships of Ulladulla and Milton, approximately a 45minute drive from Tallarook.
It has always been buzzing with travellers and for a good reason, providing all your basic shops and cosy cafes to fuel on your journey. Take a walk along the shoreline and along the harbour, full of fishing trawlers and snorkelers.
Less then a few minutes up the road you will discover one of the Shoalhaven's finest vineyards,
Located at 58 Washburton Rd, Ulladulla, this is where you can sample a true taste of some of the region's best drops.
As well as Cupitt's signature range of wines cheeses and local produce are also available to purchase and if you're feeling hungry why not dine at the award-winning Cupitt's Kitchen?
Time to getaway
A stay at Tallarook Tiny Home renews all the senses. It's a chance to switch off from the outside world and reconnect with your nature-loving self, your creative side, your sense of adventure, that inner joy that makes you smile.
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