NSW Top Tourism Town Finalist

Welcome to BERRY

Small Town: population between 1,500 - 5,000 residents

09:00 Weds 13 April - till - 17:00 Weds 27 April.
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Wind Back Time and Immerse Yourself in the nostalgic Charm of Berry

Boutique stores, trendy cafes and tree-lined streets set the scene for an idyllic romantic escape just two hours from Sydney and Canberra. Brimming with rustic charm and under two hours south of Sydney, Berry is the perfect backdrop for an unforgettable couple’s getaway. Enjoy the scenery of the open road as you make your way towards a simpler time, like the carefree holidays of your childhood.

Lush green hills and a glimpse of beach that emerges from around the last Kiama bend are like a balm for the soul. You are in the country now and it’s as if time slows to a more mindful, indulgent pace. A drive through the surrounding villages of Broughton Vale and Bellawongarah offer picturesque rural scenery just a short drive from the township of Berry.

Berry's quaint weatherboard cottages and white picket fences are a blast from the past. There is plenty of choice for somewhere to stay for couples, families and singles from farm stays to luxury mountain retreats or cute well-appointed cottage stays in town. 

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If you're looking for some old and new, The Berry View Hotel has had some extra love and now has a Palm Springs inspired look in their cozy and intimate rooms for two. 

The main street is alive with a truly enormous array of independent shops and businesses. From artisan bakers and cosmopolitan cafes, chocolate shops and retro lolly stores, to a shop dedicated to tea. Take your time and amble through boutique retail stores ranging from the incredible selection of fashion, jewelry and skincare on offer at Co.Lab Berry to the stylish furniture available at Few & Far, the antiques, custom doorknobs as well as candles, beads, fabrics, books, eyewear and more.

Boasting an eclectic selection of fine wine and craft beers, check out the local bottle shop and enjoy a tipple in cosy comfort by a crackling fire. Pair your local delights with Silos Estate showcasing their award-winning wines and a cellar door experience as well as romantic cottage accommodation options overlooking an impressive vineyard and alpaca farm.

When it comes to food, you will be spoilt for choice Thai, Indian, Italian, pizza or gourmet burgers. Berry is a food lover's delight! One restaurant perfect for a date night out is the SMH Good Food Guide acclaimed South On Albany. Much loved by locals and visitors alike, they serve locally sourced produce that is out-of-this-world. 

az20170815 South on Albany restaurant in Berry. Paddock to Plate style cuisine with local produce including meats, fish, poultry and vegetables.
MAINS - Fish Of The Day - Pan roasted fillet of local snapper, herbed kipflers, broccolini, fennel, roasted capsicum, oilive oil and almond dressing
Tuesday 15 August 2017
Pic by Andy Zakeli

Berry has become a hub for fine-dining restaurants over the past five years with Queen Street Eatery & Wine Bar offering a relaxed and approachable French-inspired menu with a South Coast spin.

Alternatively, Mountain Ridge Wines is a family-run farm, vineyard and restaurant that hold a monthly ‘market garden dinner’, offering a three-course meal that highlights their home-grown product from the month.

The great outdoors? Five minutes from Berry you will be at Seven Mile Beach to blow the cobwebs away on empty windswept and untamed sands? Or cycle your way around Berry’s quiet mountain and valley roads – transporting you to a simpler time and a truly tranquil pace. 

There’s plenty to do in Berry – including the Big Country Festival and Red Hot Summer Tour to get your heart pounding and make your soul sing!

Designated as an historic town, Berry is steeped in history. A gentle stroll around will tell you all about the NSW heritage-listed properties of the town and its rich past. No trip to Berry is complete without a visit to The Famous Berry Donut Van. A caravan serving fresh hot cinnamon doughnuts for over 55 years.

And perhaps it is this about Berry which reminds us of the happy times of our youth. Where people smile and wave in the streets and nothing needs to happen too fast. Berry has changed a lot since the 1960s, but much of that nostalgia and spirit remain.


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Nestled beneath green rolling hills, just a stone's throw from the coast, the township of Berry has a character, warmth and charm just 2 hours south of Sydney and 3 hours from Canberra. Located in the Shoalhaven on the South Coast of NSW, Dharawal nation, Berry is also the earliest settlement of the South Coast from Alexander Berry.

Enjoy the old-world charm of heritage architecture and gardens combined with great food, magnificent stays and fresh country air, the perfect escape from the city for couples looking for a luxe country getaway. 

Berry winery Silos has wine tastings and hosts weddings, they also have


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