Berry & Surrounds
Be as busy or as relaxed as you like
Explore Berry’s attractions, or discover a range of activities including local wineries, bushwalking, browsing through the shops and markets in local villages, or simply lazing on the nearby South Coast beaches.
Shopping & Markets
Berry has a huge mix of shops, including homewares, fashion, jewellery, books, arts and crafts, music, antiques and collectables, and flowers. The markets in Berry and nearby towns are perfect for browsing and making that special find!
Find the perfect gift for that special person in your life, be inspired by locally produced food and stylish homewares, or grab a ready-prepared meal for relaxed entertaining. Berry has it all.
Also known as the Berry Markets – has approximately 200 stalls selling handmade / hand-produced products, arts and crafts, locally grown vegetables and produce, collectables, books, plants, leather goods, clothing and many other interesting stalls to browse. First Sunday of the month. No market in February.
Great Food & Wine
Berry has a great range of options for eating out, from casual cafes to award-winning restaurants.
Award-winning fine dining, with a weekly seasonal menu.
Quality restaurant from the former multi-hatted ‘Caveau’ Wollongong team. Local ingredients, complimented with native ingredients to accentuate the dishes.
European style restaurant & wine bar with French influences.
A family-owned & operated Italian & seafood restaurant, offering a traditional menu.
Good quality bistro style food.
Mountain Ridge Wines
Modern food and wine in a picturesque winery setting, close to Berry.
Café style food, and wine bar, with a garden setting.
Breakfast, lunch and weekend dinners in a modern casual setting. Also local Gelato from The Pines (Kiama).
Café style food 7 days a week; open nights on the weekend.
Excellent quality takeaway pizza, gelato and salads.
Sourdough bread, takeaway pies, pastry and coffee, and a café serving a range of salads and light meals.
Located in the original Berry Creamery, at the treat Factory complex.
The Shoalhaven Coast is a growing wine region, with more than 15 wineries producing a wide range of varieties including Chardonnay, Verdelho, Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon, Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon.
The Shoalhaven Coast wine trail meanders through green valleys and overlooks some of the country’s most pristine beaches.
The Shoalhaven Coast Winter Wine Festival is held each year on the June long weekend.
Nature at its best
Just 2 hours from Sydney or 2.5 hours from Canberra, the Shoalhaven is a nature lover’s paradise. Discover stunning beaches, superb surf, and secluded picnic spots. Visit famous and beautiful areas such as Jervis Bay, Kangaroo Valley, and Booderee National Park. Try rock-climbing on world-famous sites near Nowra or kayak down the waters of the Kangaroo River. Immerse yourself in nature at its best.
15 minutes drive from the cottage, and a great place for a long beach walk.
Nowra is world famous for rock climbing – Climb Nowra can arrange your climbing adventure, no matter what your skill level.
The pristine waters of Jervis Bay are perfect for swimming, snorkelling, diving and other water sports. A number of businesses in Huskisson offer options for these, as well as dolphin and whale watching (in season).
Hyams Beach in Jervis Bay is our favourite place on the South Coast. The sand at Hyams has been rated as the whitest in the world. The water is perfect for swimming, especially during February/March, when the currents bring the warmer waters into the Bay. Starting at Hyams, you can walk to the southern point of the bay where the Naval College of Cresswell is situated. The walk to the end of the non-restricted beach area and back to the Hyams Beach carpark takes approximately 1 ¼ hours.
At the southern end of the bay, has always been a significant place for Koori people. Booderee has fabulous beaches and a range of activities, and includes the beautiful Botanic Gardens.
Information on other national parks in the area can be found here.
With its high sandstone escarpments and green river valley, Kangaroo Valley offers everything from rugged bush walks and river- based activities to scenic drives and idyllic picnic spots. Much of Kangaroo Valley falls within the boundaries of Morton National Park, one of the largest parks in NSW. The National Trust has listed the landscape and many of the village buildings for their scenic beauty and cultural significance.
Spend an extra night relaxing in the cottage so that you can take a day trip and explore further afield. Explore the Budawang Range and Pigeon House Mountain, Morton National Park and Fitzroy Falls, or the villages of the Southern Highlands.
The shops at the historic town of Milton are perfect for browsing for that special holiday purchase.
The village has a number of excellent homewares, furniture and clothes shops. It also has a number of well-renowned cafes and restaurants, perfect for a stopover on the drive if you haven’t packed a picnic.
Enjoy beautiful beaches, famous Clyde River oysters and great game fishing in Batemans Bay.
Great for a day-trip from the cottage. Visit scenic Fitzroy Falls, go mountain biking, bush walking or enjoy a picnic lunch.
"A secluded retreat from the regional attractions, and a welcome sanctuary at the end of the day. Your generous hospitality and abundant provisions were enjoyed – we loved the home-baked biscuits!"
Debra and Trevor, Adelaide Hills
"We didn’t realise the cottage was so huge - it had everything we could think of and then some. And we loved the crisp white bed linen just like the top hotels. Luxury!"
Helen and Paul, Sydney
"This place is everything you could want for a weekend getaway. All baths should have a view like that!"
Sarah and Patrick, UK
"Such a unique and unforgettable cottage... you have truly thought of every little detail... two days wasn't long enough to enjoy it all."
Michael and Amanda, Sydney
"An awesome location for doing all, or doing nothing. Peace, tranquillity, and a place well remembered."
Coralie and Alasdair, Blue Mountains
"A true gem. We will keep this amazing, beautiful and so delightful place in our hearts."
Petra and Tina, Germany
"Peaceful, relaxing, Waking up to the sounds of nature… scrumptious treats and local produce for breakfast.. unobtrusive hosts who have thought of everything. We escaped, relaxed and unwound!"
Cadia and Matt, Sydney
"The best place for couples near Berry - and we've tried them all. Sensational views, great personal and gourmet touches, discreet hosts."
Alison and Peter, Sydney
"Back for our third stay… love this place… the serenity, the little touches that make each stay better than the last."
Carla and Eric, Sydney
"Spectacular views, impeccable gardens, and delightful wildlife… a fabulous weekend escape."
Rhonda and Ben, Sydney