This Is Why Mittagong Is The Unknown Gem Of Australia

Coffee shops! A bakery! Persian rug dealers!

1. Yesterday I hung out in Mittagong, NSW.

5. I asked a nice lady if she knew where the busy parts of town were. She raised her old, wind burned finger and pointed towards this. No words were muttered.

6. The town was lush with interesting architecture.

This is my favourite photo of the denture clinic. Lots of people were lined up waiting to take their photos as well. It felt like one of the big tourist attractions the city had.

8. I could only find one ATM and it was in the TAB. Take from that what you will.

10. The whole town seemed eerily quiet. Kind of like the town from Hot Fuzz.

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12. It was awesome to be in a place that didn’t seem to be infiltrated by massive chains.

13. The sky was a beautiful rich blue, the air crisp and the town seemed like a calm, idyllic escape from Sydney.

15. Ignore that.

Everything in that store was around the $1000 mark, which led to me thinking there were a lot of secret millionaires in Mittagong. Well, the secret’s out now.

23. And the visitors centre, like every visitors centre on the planet, sold jam.

24. Will I be returning to Mittagong? Yes. Not for the clean public restrooms, not for the clothing and not for the muffins. I will be returning for this:

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