Tuross Heads

We cut short our stay at Tuross by one night and have now caught up on our timing, apart from losing that hour due to daylight saving in NSW. Don’t get me going on about  daylight saving, the afternoon just goes on for ever and you don’t know when to stop happy hour as the sun is still up.We don’t have this problem in Queensland of course.

Tuross was a very pleasant if short stop. Camped right on the beach front. It is a strip type set up along the beach line. Only problem was that we were right at one end and it was about 300m to get to the amenities. Homealone had to time trips carefully, Allthego was able to be a little more pragmatic, particularly in the early morning hours.

View from our campsite over Tuross Heads

View from our campsite over Tuross Heads

One Tree Hill headland

One Tree Hill headland

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Had  a great lunch at the Pickled Octopus Cafe overlooking Tuross Lake. The fresh Tuross Lake oysters were something special;  Allthego is generally not really into oysters.

Pickled Octopus cafe overlooking the lake

Pickled Octopus cafe overlooking the lake

Half dozen very fresh Tuross oysters fro lunch at the Pickled Octopus

Half dozen very fresh Tuross oysters fro lunch at the Pickled Octopus

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Apart from the natural scenery there is not a lot going on here at Tuross. A quiet peaceful town. But two tourist highlights standout. One, the stone cairn and plaque commemorating Mel Gibson’s grandmother Eva Mylott who was born here The other a grassy mound in which a whale is buried, washed up on the shore it found its final resting place under earth and grass.

Eva Mylott was born in Tuross, she was a singer and trained with Dame Nellie Melba in the early 1900s. SHE WAS ALSO MEL GIBSON'S GRANDMOTHER.

Eva Mylott was born in Tuross, she was a singer and trained with Dame Nellie Melba in the early 1900s. SHE WAS ALSO MEL GIBSON’S GRANDMOTHER.

Whale burial mound

Whale burial mound

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our last night here saw a full moon rising over the ocean behind One Tree Hill and in the west the sun was setting in a red blaze. Quite spectacular sunset and moon up!

Full moon rising over One Tree Hill

Full moon rising over One Tree Hill

After our couple of nights here we set off for Merimbula intending to stop in Central Tilba Tilba to taste some cheese, the fridge is in need of topping up.

About allthegobro

I am a retired accountant who does a bit of consulting work from time to time. Leanne and I enjoy travelling around seeing the world and we are now going to have some fun recording our experiences in this blog

Posted on March 12, 2015, in NSW South Coast. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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