- Escape guide to Berry -
Rolling green hills, heritage buildings, good food and shops… Berry a cute historic country town, on the South Coast, is worth the visit!
With award-winning restaurants, sophisticated shopping and a wide range of activities on offer, Berry is the perfect blend of village charm and city style. And, at just two hours’ drive from Sydney’s CBD it’s ideally located for a weekend getaway or a relaxing country holiday.
Berry Sourdough Café
The simplicity and warmth of the rustic barn-like premises perfectly reflects the café atmosphere. Here they make and bake European-style pastries, cakes and savoury treats every day. The wonderful sourdough breads available are baked in the two big woodfired ovens by artisan baker. In the cafe, chefs use only the freshest ingredients they source their products from local suppliers. Visit and relax in the sun at Milkwood Bakery (the little sister).
23 Prince Alfred St, Berry NSW 2535. Tel. (02) 4464 1617
A must-visit destination! This modern and chic Asian gem provides a menu champions local, sustainable and organic produce from the surrounding area and rotates regularly, depending on seasonal availability. Think dishes like steamed kingfish with vinegared chilli broth & lemon myrtle…and of course there’s plenty of duck too. Hungry Duck is listed in the Sydney Morning Herald Good Food Guide among the top 10 green eateries in NSW.
85 Queen St, Berry NSW 2535. Tel. (02) 4464 2323
SOUTH on albany
This award winning, European inspired restaurant is run by husband and wife team John Evans and Sonia Greig who have a passion for the local Shoalhaven area. Lunch is more casual with salads, steak sandwiches and fish of the day on offer. While dinner is more high end with beef cheek, confit duck and double-baked Gruyère cheese and onion soufflé, walnuts, pickled mushrooms, Chardonnay dressing finding their way onto the menu.
3/65 Queen St, Berry NSW 2535. Tel. (02) 4464 2005
The Famous Berry Donut Van
You can’t miss the Famous Berry Donut Van opened for more than 55 years. What to order? That’s simple, some super fresh and oh-so warm cinnamon donuts.
73 Queen St, Berry NSW 2535.
Relax and retreat, in this authentic cottage, when classic meets contemporary. Built in the late 1800s, 'Circa 1890' is an idyllic holiday house just a stone's throw from Berry's cafes and boutiques. The house now features 3 Double Bedrooms 2 x Queen Bedrooms 1 x 2 King Single Bedroom catering to a maximum of 6 guests.
68 Queen St, Berry NSW 2535
The Rectory Park Cottage
This gorgeous cottage with a tasteful decor, relaxing fireplace and all of the wonderful personal touches provided a perfect place to stay and explore everything the region has to offer!
3 Rectory Park Way, Kangaroo Valley NSW 2577. Tel. 0456 352 137
The Drawing Room Rocks hike
Located in the Barren Grounds Nature Reserve. From the start point, the walk ascends from 250m to 600m above sea level along a track through forest and heathland then onto a plateau. Walk on for another 100m to come out at Drawing Room Rocks with tables and chairs made of rock. This walk has sections with a steep incline, featuring unfenced open cliff faces. After periods of rain it may also be slippery in areas. It is not recommended for young children.
Approximate time to walk: 2,5 hours
Visit Lisa Madigan Gallery
A visit to Berry isn't complete without a stop at local painter Lisa Madigan's gallery. Filled with her own work: oils on canvas, watercolours... The shop is also a creative workspace for artists.
Shop at Mossnet
For boutique vintage finds and unique wedding paraphernalia, Mossnest has it all. The fabulous and diverse assortment of bric-a-brac on the floor could mean hours spent browsing not necessarily a bad thing.