Abrahams Bosom Walk December 9, 2018

Abrahams Bosom Walk

The Beecroft Peninsula is an amazing place to explore.  You can easily spend a couple of hours, or a couple of days, in the area.  It’s short drive from the Anchor Bay Motel.  There are some great walks in the area, but one of the best is Gosangs Tunnel and Mermaids Inlet (photograph).  Get a walking guide from the motel or some info from the Shoalhaven website and get to it!!

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Mermaids Inlet, Currarong

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One of the Shoalhaven’s secrets – Beecroft Peninsula May 2, 2017

One of the Shoalhaven’s secrets – Beecroft Peninsula

One of the best kept secrets in the Shoalhaven is the Beecroft Peninsula.  Beecroft Peninsula forms the northern entrance to Jervis Bay.  The Peninsula is owned by the Department of Defence, but as a general rule of thumb is open for public access on the weekends and school holidays.  The Peninsula has spectacular sea cliffs, scenic locations, beaches, bush walks and wildlife.  Point Perpendicular is a destination for rock climbers, but for those not inclined to hang off the side of a cliff, gives great views over Jervis Bay and whale spotting opportunities from shore.  The beaches have the stunning white sand that Jervis Bay is famous for, but without the crowds that some of the other beaches have.  You’ve also got great opportunities for bush walking and bird watching throughout the Peninsula.  One of the favourites is Honeymoon Bay (pictured right), but other great beaches include Long Beach and Target Beach.  If you are looking at fishing, check the details as it is part of the Jervis Bay Marine Park.  The entry to the Beecroft Peninsula is near Currarong and about 20 minutes from the Anchor Bay Motel.  To get more information on the Peninsula check out Beecroft Weapons Range and Peninsula, and or BOOK NOW to explore the Peninsula on a weekend get-away.

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And the winner is…. December 31, 2017

And the winner is….

Thanks to all our guests, and especially those that take the time to give us there feedback.  We’ve finished up the year with the 2017 Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence.  Way to go – and five years running!!

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Christmas 2018 Trading information December 22, 2018

Christmas 2018 Trading information

Just a bit of information for our guests on trading hours for local businesses for the Christmas Break.


Anchor Bay Motel

Reception hours                  –           Closed 25 December (Office will open between 9am and 10am if you wish to collect fresh towels or supplies. No room services on XMAS day).

Other days – 8am to 8pm daily

Dining

DJ’s Seafood

Closed Christmas Day

Other days – Open daily              –           8am to 4.30(ish)

Pelican Rocks Cafe

Closed 24th, 25th, and 26th.

All other days – 8am to 2.30pm

Greenwell Point Hotel

Closed Christmas Day

Other days – Open daily for Lunch & Dinner

Greenwell Point Bowling Club

Courtesy Bus                       –           (02) 4447 1111

Closed Christmas Day.

Other days – open regular trading hours

Bistro                         –           Closed Christmas, otherwise daily for lunch & dinner

Chinese Restaurant           –         Closed Christmas, otherwise daily for lunch & dinner

Bookings recommended (02) 4447 1343

The Butterfactory Restaurant

(02) 4447 1400

Bookings recommended. 10% public holiday surcharge.

Closes following Sunday lunch (23rd). Reopens 27th for Lunch and Dinner.

Greendales Café

(02) 4447 1050

Re-opens 10am on the 27th



Jim Wild’s Oysters

Closed Christmas, otherwise open daily.

Other services

Greenwell Point Service Station – Open daily.

IGA Supermarket                 –           Closed Christmas otherwise daily 7am – 7pm

Greenwell Point Butcher    –           Open 8am – 12pm on 23rd & 24th

Closed 25th and 26th. Reopens on 27th.

Pharmacy                              –           Closed 25th and 26th, otherwise normal trading.

In short, nearly everything will be closed on Christmas Day. We have found a couple of restaurants in the area that have indicated that they will be open, and there details are towards the bottom…

Some plans would be to order up some prawns and oysters from Jim Wild for pick up on the 24th. Or get some supplies from the butcher and IGA on the 24th. We have a shared BBQ on site, and there are free electric BBQ’s in the park opposite.

Now for the openers, and bookings are required:-

Archer Hotel, Nowra

Coolangatta Estate, Shoalhaven Heads

Bangalay Dining, Shoalhaven Heads

Eastern Tiger Restaurant, Nowra (Ex Servicemans Club)

Leaf Thai, Nowra

Bee Thai, Nowra

Best wishes for a wonderful festive season,

Rob & Helen

Anchor Bay Motel

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The Scenic Route – Sydney to Greenwell Point via Grand Pacific Drive January 22, 2017

The Scenic Route – Sydney to Greenwell Point via Grand Pacific Drive

You might be travelling down from Sydney for the weekend, or travelling the Sydney to Melbourne route.  Whatever the case, there is some spectacular coastal scenery to see on the way.  Why not check out Grand Pacific Drive.

The drive starts at the southern part of Sydney near Sutherland.  Take the exit (Farnell Avenue) into the Royal National Park.  Continue east and south through through the National Park, with some great lookouts, bush drives, and walks if you’ve got the time.

Continue down to Stanwell Park’s Bald Hill Lookout, and then on to the Sea Cliff Bridge – an impressive bridge which hug’s the cliff face it is as good to walk as it is to drive.  As you drive down through the northern suburbs of Wollongong, there are some great eateries.

I’d recommend getting back on the A1 at Wollongong, but there is some nice coastal scenery through Wollongong and Shellharbour if you’ve got the time.  One place that is not well known is Bombo Quarry (near Kiama) – it’s a photographers dream with the unusual rock formations.

The Blowhole at Kiama is always worth a visit – especially if the swell is coming in from the southeast when it is at its best.  After Kiama, take the Gerrigong exit which will line you up for Seven Mile Beach.

All this driving can get a bit thirsty,  at the bottom end of Seven Mile are some nice wineries including Mountain Ridge, Coolangatta, and Two Figs.  We like Two Figs with the great views over the lower estuaries of the Shoalhaven and Crookhaven Rivers.  And they make nice wines too!

Not far to go now – into Nowra, cross the river, left on Kalander Road and go straight through the farming countryside for about 12 kilometres to the Anchor Bay Motel.  Time to try a glass of the wine since you only had a sip at the winery, right?

Overall, this scenic detour adds about an hour to the drive time with some great coastal scenery.

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Easter 2019 trading hours for local businesses April 15, 2019

Easter 2019 trading hours for local businesses

We thought we would just a bit of information for our guests on trading hours for local businesses for the long weekend…

Anchor Bay Motel

Reception hours                  –           8am to 8pm daily

(Wine sales will not be available from reception on Good Friday)

In Room Options

Also, we can organise a Grazing Box for 2 ($60) from Dekiahs, or a Prawn & Oyster plate ($30) from Pelican Rocks Cafe which can be available in your room on check-in for Good Friday. For the Grazing Box, please let us know of any special dietary requirements and we will make sure we pass it on.

Another option could be a BBQ Pack from Greenwell Point Butchery which you can cook up on our shared onsite BBQ.  We will confirm price with you prior to ordering.

Orders for the Grazing Box, Prawn & Oyster plate, or BBQ Pack can be made via email to info@anchorbaymotel.com.au and are required by Wednesday afternoon at the latest.

 

Dining

DJ’s Seafood

Open daily                             –           8am to 4.30(ish)

 

Greenwell Point Hotel

Open daily, with restricted hours on Good Friday.

Bistro hours                          –           12pm -1.30pm & 5.30pm to 7.30pm

–           Closed Easter Monday

 

Greenwell Point Bowling Club

Courtesy Bus                       –           (02) 4447 1111

Club open regular trading hours

Bistro                         –           Open daily for lunch & dinner

Chinese Restaurant           –           Friday to Sunday for lunch & dinner

Bookings recommended (02) 4447 1343

 

The Butterfactory Restaurant

(02) 4447 1400

Bookings recommended. 10% public holiday surcharge.

Open Saturday only for lunch & dinner.

 

Greendales Café

(02) 4447 1050

Friday                                     –           10am – 3pm

Saturday                                –           10am – 2pm

Bookings required.

 

Jim Wild’s Oysters

Open daily                              –          10am – 2pm

 

Pelican Rocks Cafe

Closed all long weekend.

 

Other services

IGA Supermarket                 –           Open daily 7am – 7pm

Greenwell Point Butcher    –           Saturday only – 8am – 12pm

Pharmacy                              –           Saturday only 9am – 12pm

 

Drive safe, and we’ll see you soon.

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From all corners December 13, 2017

From all corners

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Easter 2018 trading hours for local businesses March 29, 2018

Easter 2018 trading hours for local businesses

Just a bit of information for our guests on trading hours for local businesses for the long weekend…

Anchor Bay Motel

Reception hours                  –           8am to 8pm daily

 

Dining

DJ’s Seafood

Open daily                             –           8am to 4.30(ish)

 

Greenwell Point Hotel

Bar Hours     Friday             –           12pm – 9.45pm

Saturday        –           10am – 11pm

Sunday          –           10am – 10pm

Monday          –           10am – 9pm

Bistro hours                          –           12pm -1.30pm & 5.30pm to 7.30pm daily

 

 

Greenwell Point Bowling Club

Courtesy Bus                       –           (02) 4447 1111

Club open regular trading hours

Bistro                         –           Open daily for lunch & dinner

Chinese Restaurant           –           Friday to Sunday for lunch & dinner

Bookings recommended (02) 4447 1343

 

The Butterfactory Restaurant

(02) 4447 1400

Bookings recommended. 10% public holiday surcharge.

Open Friday and Saturday for lunch & dinner. Sunday for lunch only.

 

Greendales Café

(02) 4447 1050

Friday                                     –           9am – 3pm

Saturday                                –           10am – 2pm

3pm onwards Booze & Views function

Contact for tickets

Sunday & Monday                –           Closed

 

Jim Wild’s Oysters

Friday                                     –           8am – 2pm

Saturday                                –           9am – 4pm

Sunday                                  –           10am – 2pm

Monday                                  –           Closed

 

 

Other services

IGA Supermarket                 –           Open daily 7am – 7pm

Greenwell Point Butcher    –           Saturday only – 8am – 12pm

Pharmacy                              –           Saturday only 9am – 12pm

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"“A night in paradise”"

What a lovely place Greenwell Point is! Very peaceful with stunning views over the water within seconds of this accomodation. (Nice view from room also) The host could not have been more pleasant or helpful, and was willing to do anything to ensure we had a good stay. The choice of eateries in winter seem limited so we knocked something up in our room, using the adequate kitchenete facilities. Very comfortable room and a very enjoyable stay.

5 / 5 stars
“A night in paradise”

"Perfect stay! :)"

Friendly and welcoming with beautiful river views. Great affordable rate and lovely big stylish comfortable rooms (the bed was amazing! ) Great experience here. Cafes pools and shops only a short stroll away and beautiful country driving around the area. I highly recommend :) Will definitely be back. Most pleasant stay i have had in a long time! Very accommodating...

5 / 5 stars
Perfect stay! :)

"Great place to stay"

Nice people & clean rooms in a good spot. The upstairs rooms have a view so we paid the extra & it was worth it. There was a balcony to sit out on & we were given lots of helpful info on great beaches to visit. Would stay there again. Rod D

5 / 5 stars
Great place to stay

"Great find"

Set in a delightful location next to very good seafood eateries and near a charming jetty, this place was a delightful surprise. Clean and comfortable rooms and friendly staff and a bottle of wine in the fridge!

4 / 5 stars
Great find

"Easy and friendly"

We picked this place at random to break our long drive. It was a great room, quite a good size with a small outdoor seating area. amenities were great, everything was there from coffee plunger and ground coffee to really soft towels. Wifi was really slow, but free. Owner was very friendly and helpful.

5 / 5 stars
Easy and friendly
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