We had the most fantastic time down south, a magnificent weekend of trekking, yoga, fun, adventure and friendship at the end of October 2022.
We have learnt over the last few years that we need to be adaptable and flexible in life. Things change quickly and you need to be able to deal with this.
Fittrek has had to change things up over 2022 due to me getting breast cancer. Thankfully I am now “cured”.
Our planned trips for the year had to be put on hold. Our Mollymook trip was one of them. We love getting away and this is the 3rd time that we have headed south to this location.
Our weekend was one that combined trekking and yoga.
The girls all arrived late Friday afternoon/evening and we had a fun dinner at our “home” for the weekend. I rented a beautiful house from Stayz. The house was stunning and had so many gorgeous spaces for the 10 of us.
On Saturday morning we were up early and taken through a wonderful yoga class by Cathy, a beautiful way to get our bodies moving before our day of trekking. This class was on the balcony at the back of the house that has beautiful views over Narrawallee and Lake Conjola.
After yoga and breakfast we got ready for our day of trekking.
Our original plan was to explore the Murramarang Coastal Walk. The 18km trek was to start at Pebbly Beach up and over Mt Durras and then down to the coast at Pretty Beach and follow the coast back, a perfect loop walk.
As I was driving to Mollymook I did my due diligence and went to reccie the beginning of the walk. When I got to the start there was a sign to say that the beginning and part of the trail was closed due to track renovations. There were no dates on the National Parks sign. I called the parks and they told me that parts of the trail were still closed. I then had to make a plan B.
Plan B was that we headed north and did Lake Conjola and Buckley’s Beach via Mangrove Track. The start of this track was only 20 minutes from us. The trek was 13km.
Due to all the rain that we had had on the east coast part of the Mangrove track was under water and we had to backtrack.
We got to the headland and scrambled down to Buckley’s Beach and had our morning tea there. It was such a stunning location. Well worth discovering this little gem.
We then headed back to our house for lunch, gourmet sandwiches prepared by our gorgeous Pip. It was great for a change to have a lunch break back at "home", a little bit of an indulgence.
We then set off to our original walk but starting at what should have been the midpoint of the walk. The trail was open at that end and we trekked to the top of Mt Durras and then back down again with a little opps we have gone the wrong way deviation. Another 13km so all in all not what we planned but the changes were worth it as we got to walk more kilometres and climbed a mountain!
It was actually a fun way to do a days trek, expect the unexpected and be flexible and you never know what the day will bring. We got to see 2 new beautiful parts of the south coast.
We were home a little later than expected as there was a 40 minute drive to the start of our afternoon trek and then back again. A couple of the girls Shelley and Rae had decided not to do the afternoon trek so were like little magic fairies and prepared our dinner for us. Love going away with the girls they all pitch in.
Sunday morning we were up to see the sunrise and do a yoga session on the beach again led by our zen master Cathy. What a fabulous way to start the day, it really was magical. After our yoga it was up to the coffee cart to get our first hit of caffeine for the day and then we walked up and back the length of Mollymook Beach and had a refreshing dip in the ocean, heaven.
We checked out of our house and off to Milton we headed to do what girls do best shopping.
After our shopping expedition we went to Cupitte’s Estate winery. https://www.cupittsestate.com.au/ It has a great outdoor lawn area where they play live music. Such a pretty place to enjoy lunch.
All in all a fantastic girl's weekend away. We have missed our adventures and we are looking forward to many more.
Watch out for our next blog about our Green Gully trip that we have just returned from.