Packages & Specials

MYNS Pop Up with Bryce Mason

MYNS Pop Up with Bryce Mason

Introducing MYNS: a pop-up restaurant brought to life by Bangalay’s current head chef Bryce Mason, a seasoned talent with a rich background in some of the most esteemed kitchens across the South Coast to Canberra corridor. From the Hungry Duck and Wharf Road under David Campbell to Rebel Rebel with Sean McConnel, and the refined atmosphere of Pilot and ‘Such and Such’ under Malcolm Hanslow, Bryce’s journey has been one of relentless dedication and refinement.

Now, MYNS emerges as Bryce’s passion project, a testament to his accumulated expertise and creative vision. It marks his debut as the architect of a dining experience, where every element bears his signature touch. Hosted at Bangalay Dining, MYNS promises an exquisite 6-course dinner menu brimming with bold flavours, complemented by optional add-ons, and a 3-course lunch menu.

At its heart, MYNS embodies a highly focused culinary ethos within the modern Australian genre. Dietary preferences are warmly accommodated, and BYO options are available upon request, ensuring an inclusive dining experience for all guests.

As the current head chef at Bangalay Dining, Bryce reflects on his journey with pride, stating, “After 7 years of focused progression, I feel confident to put my name behind a concept entirely my own.” MYNS is a celebration of food presented with a playful twist, inviting guests to indulge in an experience that is both creative and unapologetically delicious.

Lunch – 4 courses $70  |  Dinner – 6 courses $90

Dates:

Thursday 1st August – Dinner

Friday 2nd August – Lunch

Friday 2nd August – Dinner

Saturday 3rd August – Lunch

Saturday 3rd August – Dinner

Monday 5th August – Lunch 

Monday 5th August – Dinner

June Winter Special

June Winter Special

Take advantage of our exclusive Winter Special, offering 3 nights in a one-bedroom villa this June for just $990, available Sunday to Thursday.

Package Includes:
3 nights accommodation in a one-bedroom villa
Welcome treats to enhance your experience
Daily housekeeping

Enjoy a peaceful getaway to unwind and reconnect with nature.

This offer is valid for stays from 2 June to 27 June 2024.

Group Stargazing Package

Group Stargazing Package

Experience the Magic of the Night Sky with a Group Stargazing Package

Enhance your stay or corporate retreat at Bangalay Luxury Villas with an unforgettable stargazing adventure. In collaboration with Jervis Bay Stargazing, we offer an exclusive opportunity to marvel at the celestial wonders of the Southern Hemisphere.

What’s Included:
90-minute Guided Stargazing Tour led by an experienced astronomer
Laser-guided Naked-eye Astronomy on the pristine beach with the sounds of the waves
Fascinating Constellation Storytelling
State-of-the-art Telescope viewing
Astronomy Binocular viewing
Q&A with an Astrophysicist
Complimentary Night Photography Souvenir

Minimum group numbers – 15 persons.
Maximum group numbers – 80 persons.
From $85pp.

Get in touch with the team at Jervis Bay Stargazing to add this experience to your stay and enjoy an unforgettable experience.

hello@jervisbaystargazing.com.au

Winter Foodie Experiences

Winter Foodie Experiences

Exploring the South Coast during winter offers a delightful array of foodie experiences, each promising unique flavours and settings. Here’s a guide to some local must-try spots:

Afternoon Tea at The Berry Tea Shop

Location: Berry
Experience: Enjoy a cozy afternoon with a selection of fine teas, freshly baked scones, cakes, and other treats. The Berry Tea Shop provides a quaint and charming setting, perfect for warming up on a chilly winter day.

Wine Tasting at Two Figs Wines

Location: Shoalhaven Heads
Experience: Overlooking the Shoalhaven River, Two Figs Wines offers a scenic backdrop for sampling their award-winning wines. The intimate cellar door provides a personalized tasting experience, ideal for discovering local varietals.

Picnic Lunch from Ramox Café, Bundanon

Location: Bundanon
Experience: Grab a picnic hamper from Ramox Café and explore the picturesque grounds of Bundanon. The café offers fresh, locally sourced ingredients perfect for a relaxed outdoor lunch amidst nature and art.

Oysters and Prawns at Jim Wild’s Oysters

Location: Greenwell Point
Experience: Indulge in freshly shucked oysters and prawns straight from the source at Jim Wild’s Oysters. Known for their quality and freshness, this is a seafood lover’s paradise.

Fish and Chips from Maeve O’Mara’s Beach Safari at Currarong

Location: Currarong
Experience: Maeve O’Mara’s Beach Safari offers classic fish and chips, perfect for enjoying by the beach. The simple, yet delicious, seafood fare is complemented by the stunning coastal scenery.

Winery Lunch at Cupitt Estate

Location: Ulladulla
Experience: Cupitt Estate combines a winery, brewery, and fromagerie, making it a food and drink haven. Enjoy a farm-to-table lunch with views over the vineyard, and pair your meal with one of their handcrafted wines or beers.

Bistro Food at Buds Tavern, Huskisson

Location: Huskisson
Experience: Buds Tavern offers a relaxed atmosphere with hearty bistro meals. Their menu features classic pub fare with a twist, making it a great spot for a satisfying meal after exploring the coastal town.

Each of these destinations provides a unique taste of the South Coast, making winter the perfect time to indulge in the region’s culinary delights.

Winter Bushwalking Guide at Bangalay

Winter Bushwalking Guide at Bangalay

Winter in the Bangalay region offers a unique and serene experience for bushwalking enthusiasts. The crisp air and quieter trails provide the perfect backdrop for exploring the stunning landscapes. Bangalay Luxury Villas, located in Shoalhaven Heads, is an ideal base for your winter bushwalking adventure. Enhance your outdoor experience with picnic hampers from Bangalay and indulge in in-villa massages and fireside saltbush margaritas upon your return. End your day with a delightful dining experience at Bangalay Dining, making your stay both active and luxurious.

Top Winter Bushwalks Near Bangalay

1. Comerong Island Walk

Comerong Island, accessible via a short ferry ride by car or via Seven Mile Beach directly from Bangalay, offers a tranquil walk with diverse birdlife and pristine beaches. The island’s trails are perfect for leisurely strolls, with opportunities to spot pelicans,
black swans, and various shorebirds. Pack a picnic hamper from Bangalay and enjoy a scenic lunch by the water.

2. Drawing Room Rocks Walk

Located in the Barren Grounds Nature Reserve, the Drawing Room Rocks Walk is a moderately challenging trail that rewards hikers with panoramic views of the coastline and hinterland. The unique rock formations at the summit resemble a set of tables and chairs,
making it a great spot for a picnic and photos.

3. Kiama Coast Walk

The Kiama Coast Walk stretches 22 km from Minnamurra to Gerringong, but you can choose shorter sections for a half-day walk. Highlights include the famous Kiama Blowhole, beautiful beaches, and rugged cliffs. Winter waves crashing against the cliffs add to
the dramatic scenery.

4. Three Views Walk in Kangaroo Valley

This easy 9 km loop trail in Kangaroo Valley offers three distinct lookout points with breathtaking views of the Shoalhaven Gorge, Tallowa Dam, and the surrounding wilderness. The trail is well-marked and suitable for all fitness levels, making it a family-friendly
option.

5. Coomies Walk in Currarong

Coomies Walk is a gentle 3.5 km track that takes you through coastal heathland and past historic sites, including an old lighthouse keeper’s cottage. The trail offers stunning views of the coastline and is perfect for a peaceful winter walk.

6. Murrays Beach Walk in Jervis Bay

Starting from Murrays Beach, this walk takes you through the Booderee National Park, offering pristine white sands and clear turquoise waters. The trail leads to Governor Head, where you can enjoy spectacular views of the bay and possibly spot dolphins or whales
during their migration season.

Enhancing Your Bushwalking Experience

Picnic Hampers from Bangalay

Bangalay Luxury Villas provide curated picnic hampers, perfect for enjoying the natural beauty of your surroundings. Each hamper is filled with gourmet local produce, refreshing beverages, and all the essentials for a delightful outdoor meal.

In-Villa Massages

After a day of bushwalking, relax with an in-villa massage. Skilled therapists will ease your muscles, leaving you refreshed and ready for your next adventure. Choose from a range of treatments tailored to your needs.

Fireside Saltbush Margarita

Unwind by the fire with a signature Saltbush Margarita. This unique cocktail, infused with native Australian flavors, is the perfect way to warm up and reflect on the day’s experiences.

Dining at Bangalay Dining

End your day with an exquisite dining experience at Bangalay Dining. The restaurant focuses on seasonal and local ingredients, offering a menu that celebrates the flavors of the South Coast. Enjoy a sophisticated meal in a cozy, intimate setting, the perfect
conclusion to your winter bushwalking adventure.

Winter in Bangalay is a bush walker’s paradise, offering diverse trails and breathtaking scenery. With Bangalay Luxury Villas as your base, you’ll enjoy comfort and luxury, from picnic hampers to in-villa massages and gourmet dining. Embrace the crisp winter air, explore the natural beauty of the region, and treat yourself to the best of South Coast hospitality.

Winter Getaway at Bangalay: 5-Day Itinerary

Winter Getaway at Bangalay: 5-Day Itinerary

Experience the serene beauty of Shoalhaven Heads and its surroundings with a winter-themed stay at Bangalay. This itinerary combines relaxation with outdoor adventure, cultural exploration, and culinary delights, making the most of the region’s attractions during the cooler season. Make the most of our mid-week special prices and plan an extended stay.

Day 1: Arrival and Relaxation

Afternoon:
Check-in: Arrive at Bangalay and check into your cozy, stylish villa. Enjoy the warmth and comfort of your accommodation.
Lunch: Enjoy a light, warming lunch at Bangalay Dining, featuring seasonal produce.
Relaxation: Spend the afternoon relaxing by the fireplace in the lounge or take a leisurely walk around the property.

Evening:
Dinner: Savor a delectable dinner at Bangalay Dining.
Evening Stroll: Take a short, bracing walk along Seven Mile Beach, breathing in the crisp winter air.

Day 2: Cultural and Coastal Adventures

Morning:
Breakfast: Begin your day with a hearty breakfast at Bangalay Dining.
Bundanon Art Museum: Visit the Bundanon Art Museum for a dose of culture. Explore the galleries and enjoy the scenic grounds.

Afternoon:
Lunch in Berry: Head to Berry for lunch at South on Albany, known for its local and seasonal dishes.
Berry Exploration: Spend the afternoon exploring the charming town of Berry, with its boutique shops and galleries.

Evening:
Dinner: Dine at Queen Street Eatery in Berry, offering a cozy atmosphere and delicious meals.
Evening Relaxation: Return to Bangalay and unwind with a glass of wine by the fireplace.

Day 3: Marine and Local Produce Adventures

Morning:
Breakfast: Enjoy a warming breakfast at Bangalay Dining.
Whale Watching or Seals Adventure: Head to Jervis Bay for a whale watching tour or an exhilarating swim with seals experience.

Afternoon:
Lunch: Visit Jervis Bay Brewing for a tasting of local craft beers
Oyster Tasting: Visit award winning, multi generational local oyster farmers Jim Wild and Sally McLean

Evening:
Dinner: Dine at Ponte Bar and Dining in Nowra, offering a blend of modern and traditional flavors.
Evening Views: Return to Bangalay and enjoy the peaceful evening with a good book or a movie.

Day 4: Nature and Wine

Morning:
Breakfast: Another delicious breakfast at Bangalay Dining.
Minnamurra Rainforest: Explore the Minnamurra Rainforest, enjoying a walk through the lush, verdant landscape.

Afternoon:
Lunch at a Winery: Head to Coolangatta Estate or Mountain Ridge Wines for a wine tasting and lunch with stunning vineyard views.
Wine Tasting: Visit Two Figs Winery for an afternoon of wine tasting, enjoying the picturesque scenery.

Evening:
Dinner: Have dinner at Bangalay Dining, trying a special winter tasting menu.
Sunset Views: Watch the sunset from your private terrace, wrapped up in a warm blanket.

Day 5: Iconic Walks and Farewell

Morning:
Breakfast: Enjoy your final breakfast at Bangalay Dining.
Check-out: Return to Bangalay, check out, and depart with cherished memories of your winter retreat.
Bushwalk: Take on the Drawing Room Rocks bushwalk with stunning views
Lunch in Kangaroo Valley: Take the scenic drive through Berry to Kangaroo Valley and enjoy lunch at the Kangaroo Valley Inn or a picnic by the Kangaroo River.

Additional Tips:

Dining Reservations: Book dining reservations in advance, especially for popular spots like South on Albany and Queen Street Eatery.
Outdoor Activities: Dress in layers and bring waterproof gear for outdoor activities to stay comfortable.
Local Tours: Arrange tours or activities in advance to secure your spots, especially for whale watching and seal swimming.

Enjoy the tranquillity and charm of Bangalay and the Shoalhaven region in winter, creating lasting memories with this well-rounded itinerary.

Iain Smart x Bangalay Far Meadow Table Lunches

Iain Smart x Bangalay Far Meadow Table Lunches

Iain Smart joined the Bangalay team in 2023 after an international career in French/Mediterranean style restaurants. His last role in London was as Sous Chef at Michelin starred Chez Bruce. After opening a successful neighbourhood cafe in Petersham, Sydney, he moved with his family to Far Meadow on the NSW South Coast. Alongside his wife Kath, Far Meadow Table was born. Far Meadow table became a local institution much loved by locals and visitors alike. Iain is bringing the Far Meadow Table menu concept to Bangalay for a limited lunch series as part of the Shoalhaven Food Network Celebration of Food.

Limited to 30 tickets per event.

12.30 – 2.00pm

Bookings for 8th & 22nd of August open soon.

Winter 3 Night Escape Package

Winter 3 Night Escape Package

Our ​​​​​​​Winter 3-night midweek package starts from $1,150 for a 3-night stay.

Includes:
3 nights accommodation in a one-bedroom garden view villa
Welcome gift to enhance your experience.
Daily housekeeping can be added at an additional cost.

Take advantage of our exclusive, limited-time, 3-night escape and indulge in a rejuvenating getaway that’s perfect for unwinding, exploring and reconnecting with nature.

*Winter Escape 3-night midweek package requires a 3 night minimum and is only valid to stay Sunday to Thursday nights.
Valid for stays 1 May – 14 September 2024.

Walks in the Shoalhaven

Walks in the Shoalhaven

Explore the Stunning Walks of the Shoalhaven Region

Welcome to the natural wonderland of the Shoalhaven region, where breathtaking landscapes and tranquil surroundings await at every turn. Whether you’re a seasoned hiker or simply seeking a leisurely stroll amidst nature’s splendour, the Shoalhaven offers an array of beautiful walks to suit all preferences and fitness levels.

Three Views Walking Track, Morton National Park: One of our favourites for the whole family – the views are some of the most amazing we’ve ever seen, including Lake Yarrunga View, Tallowa Darn View and Shoalhaven River View. Split into three parts, each portion of the track can be done separately to shorten the walk, if preferred.
Approximate time (all 3 tracks): 3 – 4hrs

Ben’s Walk, Nowra: Begin at breathtaking Hanging Rock Lookout and adventure on this 5km, family-friendly circuit, passing rock overhangs, boulders, a suspension bridge and views over the Shoalhaven River.
Approximate time: 2hrs

White Sands Walk, Jervis Bay: Located within the iconic Jervis Bay area, the White Sands Walk is a picturesque coastal track that meanders along the pristine shores of Hyams Beach, renowned for its dazzling white sands. Enjoy panoramic ocean views and the opportunity to spot native wildlife along the way.
Approximate time: 1hr

Pigeon House Mountain, Morton National Park: For those seeking a more challenging adventure, the hike up Pigeon House Mountain offers rewarding panoramic views of the surrounding wilderness. Located in Morton National Park, this iconic peak stands tall at 720 meters above sea level, providing hikers with a memorable ascent and stunning vistas from the summit.
Approximate time: 3hrs

Drawing Room Rocks, Barren Grounds Nature Reserve: Discover the unique sandstone formations and sweeping vistas of the Drawing Room Rocks walk in the Barren Grounds Nature Reserve. This moderate-level trail offers spectacular views of the coastline and hinterland, making it a favourite among nature enthusiasts and photographers.
Approximate time: 2.5hrs

Mount Bushwalker, Morton National Park: Embark on a journey through lush rainforest and towering eucalyptus trees on the Mount Bushwalker walking track. Located in Morton National Park, this scenic trail leads to the summit of Mount Bushwalker, where hikers can enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding landscape and distant coastline.
Approximate time: 3hrs

Granite Falls Lookout Walk, Morton National Park: One of our favourites for the whole family – Granite Falls looks particularly spectacular after a couple of days of rain when the falls are full. The lookout viewing platform overlooks dense green valleys with the 63 metre-high falls towering beneath.
Approximate time: 45mins

Kiama Coastal Walk, Kiama: Take a leisurely stroll along the Kiama Coastal Walk and soak in the beauty of the South Coast’s dramatic coastline. This scenic track stretches for 22 kilometers from Minnamurra to Gerringong, passing by picturesque beaches, rugged cliffs, and charming seaside villages along the way. The walk can be broken up into shorter sections.

Lyrebird Loop Track, Budderoo National Park: Step into a world of enchantment as you wander along the Lyrebird Loop Track, a 1.6-kilometer circuit that winds its way through lush subtropical rainforest. Ideal for walking with children, the beautiful Lyrebird loop walk takes an hour to complete.
Approximate time: 1hr

The Falls Walk, Budderoo National Park: For those seeking a slightly longer adventure, the Falls Walk offers a scenic journey to the iconic Minnamurra Falls. This 4.2-kilometer return track leads you through towering eucalypt forests and fern-filled gullies, culminating in a breathtaking vista of the majestic waterfall. Marvel at the sight and sound of the cascading waters as you relax at the viewing platform, surrounded by the beauty of the natural landscape.
Approximate time: 1.5hr

Whether you’re in search of breathtaking waterfalls, tranquil bushland, or coastal serenity, the Shoalhaven region offers a wealth of stunning walks waiting to be explored. Lace up your hiking boots, pack a picnic, and embark on an unforgettable adventure amidst the natural wonders of the South Coast.