Mollymook in winter

View of North Mollymook beach from Ocean Drive, taken in June 2011

Bright sunny winter's day at North Mollymook Beach

It’s hard to believe sometimes that many parts of Australia have ‘summer’ weather in the heart of winter. Right now in Vernon British Coumbia in the middle of summer the weather is 28 high, 9 low. Here in Sydney, it’s 20 high and 13 low in the middle of winter!

Last weekend, a visit to Mollymook, about a 3-hour drive south of Sydney by car, showed how wonderful the beach is in winter. No crowds in or out of the ocean, stunning sunny days and clear, pristine water to swim in.

The pool at Bannisters resort blends into the blue ocean in the background

The pool at Bannisters at Mollymook, 3 hours south of Sydney

Although refreshingly cool, our body surfing stints were favourite moments – and we had the whole place to ourselves.

News from Mollymook: Rick Stein, famous English chef, has a restaurant at the Bannisters resort. It’s just one of the eating places. Restaurants, wineries, great cafes – Mollymook has become a foodlover’s destination.

Anyone know what this plant is? Never seen anything like it before and it looked truly spectacular.

Strange, beautiful plants at Mollymook

Strange, beautiful plants at Mollymook

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