It’s easy to see why Berry is a much loved country getaway that satisfies all the senses. Located only two hours south of Sydney, the quaint town has it all - an abundant foodie scene, beautiful boutique shopping, heritage buildings, wineries and natural surroundings that make the place all more magical. As you make your way down the South Coast to this must-visit destination, you’ll be greeted with lush and green rolling hills that stretch out to the blue expansive Pacific Ocean. Here’s our list of what to explore when you’re next in Berry.
The first stop on arrival is a caffeine fix to sustain you strolling and shopping through the main streets of Berry. IV Coffee is a hidden gem in the heart of Berry, serving up Ona coffee on repeat. The baristas are passionate about their craft and take great care in sourcing and roasting the finest quality coffee beans. On offer is a variety of brewing methods, from pour-over to espresso, ensuring that every cup is crafted to perfection. Whether you're a coffee aficionado or just looking for a delicious pick-me-up, IV Coffee is your go-to stop.
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For a mid-morning treat or lunch stop,Milkwood Bakery is the perfect spot with its famous organic sourdough on offer, and an ever-changing array of cakes, pastries and other savouries all made fresh locally. The picturesque bakery/cafe also offers coffee and drinks to pair perfectly with their moreish delights.
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If you’re looking for stunning and unique homewares and furniture, our Few & Far store is the place to be in Berry. A treasure trove of worldly pieces awaits with our vintage one-of-a-kind items sourced from India and China on display, each chosen for their beauty and quality. There is also a carefully curated array of lighting, kitchen and dining decor and contemporary furniture - displayed for visual impact and delivering a retail experience that will leave you feeling inspired!
You can’t go past this charming little tea shop and tearoom, a must visit for traditional morning or afternoon tea. Browse the extensive range of hand-blended loose leaf teas and their collection of teawares, then treat yourself to a lovely cuppa with freshly baked scones or a slice of cake (the Hummingbird cake is our favourite).
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The colours and aromas of fresh blooms will entice you into this bespoke Berry florist. Shady Fig specialise in floral designs for weddings, events and special occasions.
Under the guidance of the talented Michelle Collison (née Cambridge), who previously owned Mosman based floral studio “Organique Flowers”, a mixed arrangement of beautiful seasonal flowers can be crafted to take home with you.
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When visiting Berry, a visit to the Silos Estate Berry Winery is a must. Located just a few minutes drive from the town centre, the winery offers a beautiful and serene setting, nestled amongst rolling hills and surrounded by acres of vineyards. The winery produces a range of award-winning wines, including their signature Semillon Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, and Shiraz. Visitors can enjoy wine tasting sessions in the rustic tasting room, or take a guided tour of the winery and vineyards to learn about the winemaking process.
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Situated atop Mount Coolangatta’s foothills, Two Figs Winery offers award-winning wines and breathtaking views of the Shoalhaven River. As a boutique winery, about 5000 cases of premium handcrafted wines are produced each year. Savour them at the cellar door, and order a cheese plate to complement the tastings.If you’ve got a dog on board, a picnic table on grass is the perfect spot to drink wine and soak up the vista.
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If you’re looking for an intimate dining experience, we recommend a table at South on Albany. A European-influenced restaurant tucked away in a side street, it is chef hatted and for very good reason. Led by owner and head chef John, South on Albany celebrates the region with elegant yet simple dishes that showcase local seasonal produce and are packed full of flavour.
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The Queen St Eatery in Berry, NSW is a destination for foodies looking for something a little bit fancy and indulgent. The restaurant's menu draws inspiration from classic French bistro dishes but with a modern twist. The restaurant's aim is to serve up the kind of naughty and indulgent food that diners crave and deserve. The interior of the restaurant is stylish and elegant, with an ambiance that's perfect for a romantic dinner or a night out with friends.
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The Garden Cafe is a charming haven that effortlessly captures the essence of this idyllic town. Nestled in the heart of Berry, this quaint cafe offers a delightful retreat for locals and visitors alike. The cafe's outdoor seating area is surrounded by trees, providing a perfect backdrop for a leisurely brunch, long lunch or a quiet afternoon tea.
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Easys, the newest addition to Berry's vibrant cafe scene, has quickly become a local gem, enticing patrons with its inviting atmosphere and exceptional coffee. Boasting a partnership with Seven Seeds, renowned Melbourne coffee roaster, Easys promises a premium coffee experience that caters to the discerning palate. Their brunch options are also a must, with the cafe having a focus on sourcing local produce such as eggs from nearby Kangaroo Valley.
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Staying at The Homestead in Berry is an experience not to be missed. This beautifully restored 19th-century farmhouse offers a unique and authentic glimpse into the history and charm of the South Coast region. The Homestead is situated on a sprawling 65-acre property, surrounded by lush gardens, orchards, and paddocks, making it the perfect destination for nature lovers and those seeking a peaceful escape. The interior of the house is beautifully decorated with antique furnishings and original features, creating an ambiance of timeless elegance and comfort. Guests can enjoy a range of activities on the property, such as bushwalking, horse riding and picnicking. The Homestead is also located within close proximity to Berry's town centre, perfect for strolling to for brunch or a day of shopping.
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If you're looking for a luxurious and indulgent getaway in Berry, then Bangalay Dining and Luxury Villas is the perfect destination. This stunning property is located just a short drive from the town centre of Berry and offers a range of beautifully appointed villas, each with its own private deck or courtyard. The Bangalay villas are designed with comfort and relaxation in mind, with features such as deep soaking tubs, plush bedding, and expansive windows that let in plenty of natural light. In addition to the luxurious accommodation, the property also boasts an award-winning restaurant, Bangalay Dining, which serves up a menu of delicious, seasonal dishes made with locally sourced ingredients.
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Burn off some energy by exploring the Drawing Room Rocks - the view is worth the short (yet steep) walk to the top. This sandstone rock formation is located only seven kilometres from Berry, so take a cruise down and enjoy the 4.5-kilometre return bushwalk (sunrise is particularly spectacular).
The beauty of Berry is that it is only a stone's throw to the ocean. Seven Mile Beach is a water lover’s paradise with surfing, swimming, fishing and paddling all on offer along the stretch of coastline. From the toddler-friendly shallows of the Crooked River mouth to the rolling waves of the beach, there is something for everyone to enjoy - soak in the vitamin D and sea water breeze.
Adventure awaits for the young (and young at heart) at this inclusive and spacious play park. There are so many things to explore from a flying fox, climbing bridge to sand and water play areas and more. There is also a Learn to Ride zone for little ones to get their confidence up, so make sure to pack the scooters and bikes. The precinct also includes a Skate Park and Pump Track for older kids to enjoy. You could easily spend a few hours here, so pack a picnic with fresh pastries and coffee to go, and make a morning of it.