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Things to do in Berry: Your Guide to a Girls' Weekend Away

Our complete guide of fun things to do in Berry with your gal pals.

berry, nsw
berry, nsw

Grab the girls, pile into the car, negotiate custody of the AUX cord and then head two hours south of Sydney to Berry, a stylish country town with so much warmth and charm.

Heritage buildings, an enviable foodie scene, boutique shopping, beautiful homesteads and wineries all play their part in the nostalgic lifestyle for which Berry is renowned for. And we're just scratching at the surface of the things to do in Berry.

Berry has a year-round appeal owing to its proximity to the stretches of white sand South Coast beaches and pristine Kangaroo Valley landscapes. All this makes for the perfect girls weekend getaway. So, what are you waiting for? Gather the girls and work your way through all that is tasty, indulgent and relaxing about this South Coast gem.

Girls' Weekend in Berry: Eat

Berry
Berry
Milkwood Bakery

Croissants or ciabatta, sourdough or sweet treats... Milkwood has you covered. Equally as delicious as it is picturesque, this spot is at the top of our Berry hit list. Make sure you pick up the Milkwood Bakery  renowned sourdough. 

109 Queen Street, Berry

Berry Donut Van
Berry Donut Van
Berry Donut Van

Our first stop anytime we're in the South Coast, when you visit Berry, a trip to the Berry Donut Van is inevitable.  The winning combo of coffee and donuts has long ranked as one of the best things to do in Berry.

73 Queen Street, Berry

Il Locale Gelato
Il Locale Gelato
Treat yourself to a cone

There's something uniquely delicious about small town ice cream shops. At Il Locale Gelato, they scoop up locally produced gelato, so does The Dairy Bar in The Treat Factory, but they also do really yummy sundaes and milkshakes.

Kangaroo Valley Pie Shop

A visit to the South Coast is incomplete without stopping by the Kangaroo Valley Pie Shop. The store itself is heritage-listed and has a real old-world charm to it, and the pies are made fresh on-site daily. The real crowd-pleaser is the classic steak and mushroom. 

2167 Moss Vale Road, Barrengarry

Girls' Weekend in Berry: Drink

The Berry Tea Shop

The Berry Tea Shop is a charming little tea shop-slash-tearoom and is the go to for a good old-fashioned morning or afternoon tea. They serve everything from the traditional jam and scones to hummingbird cake 

1/66 Albert Street, Berry

Silos Estate
Silos Estate
Check out a local winery

At Silos Estate Cellar Door, taste the flavours of the Shoalhaven region in their fully restored 1870s building. Coolangatta Estate is a little further out of Berry, but it’s well worth the trip for their award-winning wines and beautiful grounds. The boutique winery, Two Figs Winery produce wines that are equally as impressive as the views that look out over the Shoalhaven River.

Yarrawa Estate Cellar Door

Once you've finished  sipping and savouring your way through Berry, drop into the neighbouring Kangaroo Valley and visit Yarrawa Estate for some wine tasting. The grounds are gorgeous and you not only get to taste the wines but also their seasonal fruits, nuts and preserves.

43B Scotts Rd, Kangaroo Valley

Girls' Weekend in Berry: Shop

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Berry
Berry Farmers' Markets

Local growers, producers and providores are at these popular markets which are held every Thursday afternoon. Pick up fruit, veg and fresh seafood.

Albany Street, Berry

Boutique Shopping in Berry
Boutique Shopping in Berry
Hit up a local boutique

No trip to Berry is complete without a stroll along the main shopping strip, because after all, it is one of the best things to do in Berry. Around Berry village, it’s brimming with boutiques and homeware stores that ooze country charm. Moss Nest is an eclectic treasure trove while  Few and Far is a beautiful curation of homewares from around the world.

Girl's Weekend in Berry: Play

Berry
Berry
Cool off at Seven Mile Beach

Make sure you take a dip in the ocean along Berry’s very own stretch of coastline, Seven Mile Beach. Surrounded by the national park you and the girls will feel like this is your own private beach. 

Seven Mile Beach

Kangaroo Valley
Kangaroo Valley
Explore Kangaroo Valley

Just a 25-minute drive inland from Berry is the hidden beauty of Kangaroo Valley. Surrounded by Cambewarra and Barrengarry mountains, this small town packs a serious punch. Antique stores, boutiques, cafes and tearooms have breathed new life into the weathered buildings.

As well as the small town charm, you can also explore natural beauty by kayaking in the Kangaroo River. Paddle through the serene surrounds solo or on a guided tour.

Berry Spas
Berry Spas
Indulge in a spa treatment

Sometimes we want to get back in touch with nature and other times we want to totally lose ourselves in pampering. When it comes to things to do in Berry, why not switch things up with a spa treatment. There are a few choices here, depending on how many of you there are and what you’re after. Check in with Berry Beauty or Goodness Gracious Beauty. .

Berry
Berry
Explore Nature with the Drawing Room Rocks Bushwalk

A must when it comes to things to do in Berry is the view at Drawing Room Rocks Bushwalk and Lookout. It’s a 4.5km return walk so don your walking shoes and be ready for some incredible views.

Drawing Room Rocks Bushwalk and Track, Berry

Girls' Weekend in Berry: Stay

Drawing Rooms of Berry
Drawing Rooms of Berry
Drawing Rooms of Berry

The Shoalhaven escarpment forms the backdrop to four stylish self-contained lodges. Tucked away on beautiful acreage, all the lodge are designed differently, but each one is fitted out with all the mod cons you and the girls will need. Plus, a much-welcomed sense of privacy. 

21 Wattamolla Road, Berry

Circa 1890

A classic period cottage with a picket fence is the holiday house to rent in Berry. Not only is it steps from Berry’s foodie scene, but it also sleeps up to six adults across three double bedrooms. It has a country kitchen, open fire, private massage and treatment room and an outdoor entertaining area.

68 Queen Street, Berry

The Berry Inn
The Berry Inn
The Berry Inn

Once working stables, the building has been transformed into the gorgeous Berry Inn. Situated in the middle of town, this hotel is the king of convenience. They offer different room set ups such as the traditional suite, two-bedroom apartment, family suites. With its winning location, you never have to compromise on things to do in Berry.

17 Prince Alfred Street, Berry

Berry is by far, one of Sydney's most loved weekend getaway. And it really is easy to see with so much going on from a charming village to must-visit foodie spots to accommodation that is nothing short of stunning. If you have enjoyed our round-up of things to do in Berry, then be sure to check out our Hunter Valley Travel Guide