The charm and stylish Berry is located in the Shoalhaven region of the NSW South Coast and it’s a beautiful quick country escape. I loved my weekend gateaway walking around the gorgeous town of Berry.
How to get there
Berry is around two hours driving from Sydney and you can take the spectacular Grand Pacific Drive to get there. You can also take a train from Sydney to Berry, a scenic journey of around three hours, but I really recommend to hire a car to enjoy the region with more freedom.
Where to Stay
Accommodation options include country cottages, B&Bs, boutique inns and farmstays.
I stayed at The Pines Bed and Breakfast as it’s very busy at the moment due the covid-19 travel easing restrictions – a lot of places are already booked out. So I had few options to choose and what I liked most in the Pines Bed and Breakfast was the value for money to feel like in home. It’s a kind of family accommodation and the rooms are comfortable. I liked the home made breakfast as well. The accommodation is actually close to Berry, in Norwa, 25 minutes driving south from Berry.
I prefer to stay in small accommodation rather than big resorts, so I’m always looking for small or boutique hotels.
Another accommodation that I tried to book but as I said with no success because of corona time was the Mt. Hay Retreat. It looks like a lovely retreat and I would choose this one if I had this option again. So don’t forget to check it out!
Find more accomodations in Berry by clicking here.
Awesome Things to Do in Berry
Saturday – Day 1
We planned to arrive in the morning and get a coffee from some of the amazing cafes before starting to wander around Berry, so as soon as we arrived we checked the options from our list. Here are my recommendations:
Stop by Milkwood Bakery for pastries, cakes, organic sourdough and coffee.
Eat a breakfast at The Garden or Figbird Cafe and Deli.
Lunch at Salmon & Co Eatery Restaurant & Cafe. This is a great place for a quick break with burgers, wraps, cakes etc. It’s a funky cafe with a vintage style.
After lunch, pick up delicious cinnamon doughnuts just beside Salmon & Co from the famous Berry Donut Van. Don’t miss out! It is so so good! It worth to line up and wait some minutes for the warm and delicious doughnuts! Simply the best!
After that, we visited the Treat Factory to see how they make chocolates.
If you have time also visit The Berry Chocolatier and the Berry Museum. Unfortunately we couldn’t visit this time.
I booked before travel a wine taste at Silos Estate vineyard, so after walk around the town we went to Silos to learn more about their wines and local made cheese but also to finally see their Alpacas. We had such an amazing time their as was my first time seeing these cute animals! Love it!
More information here: https://silosestate.com
Another great place to visit is the Two Figs Winery . We really wished to visit both in the same day as a tour, but we didn’t have enough time, so as I know that is another great winery in the region, I’m listing here for you. Hope you enjoy and let me know if you liked! 🙂 As it is very closed to Sydney, I’m pretty sure it will be a next time.
What’s for dinner?
After trying so many wines, we decided to have a dinner in our accomodation as we coundn’t book our favourite places because of the covid19 travel restrictions. So we went to IGA and we bought some soup, cheese, pasta and more wine, for sure!
Sunday – Day 2
We woke up later to enjoy the cozy room and we had such a lovely home made breakfast at the Pines B&B. I loved their coffee machine also!
As the weather was not the best and my husband was feeling a bit tired to walk around 2 hours we cancelled the trail that we planned to do to The Drawing Room Rocks mountains, but if you want to do it, check on google how it looks before go! I saw at Trip Advisor and if you’re keen to walk and do a bit of exercise, this is for you!
We decided to grab some flowers from Shady Fig (Floral) and visit our favourite design stores before leaving Berry towards Shoalhaven Heads.
Berry it’s very close to so many beautiful beaches in the South Coast, such a well located city and this is why we loved! We also love beaches, so it was a perfect itinerary to combine both in one trip! We started visiting Seven Miles Beach at Shoalhaven Heads, great surf spot. As it’s winter and a bit cold, we just walked barefoot through the sand and was a lovely Sunday. After that we visited Black Head in Gerroa to see the beautiful coast.
Gerroa is just beside Gerringong, a lovely and beautiful city in South Coast. I really recommend you to check it out! We stoped there for a lovely lunch at The Hill bar and kitchen and I had the most yummy Mush burger in my life! The views from this place is amazing! Loved it!
There is so much more to see and do in Kiama that we will need to come back, which is not a bad idea, never! 🙂 But it was a lovely day seeing and discovering new beaches and places.
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