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Things to do in Berry NSW: Where to Eat, Stay & Play

Our complete guide of fun things to do in Berry NSW with your besties.

The Famous Berry Donut Van

Grab the girls, pile into the car, negotiate custody of the playlist 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. And we're just scratching at the surface of the things to do in Berry NSW.

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.

Things to do in Berry NSW: Eat

Queen St. Cafe

Queen St. Cafe

In the heart of Berry, Queen St. Cafe offers an all-day menu that seamlessly blends international cuisines. This café's charm lies in its eclectic ambience - stepping inside, you'll be greeted by a warm, inviting space adorned with vintage furniture. It's a place where service takes centre stage, and they'll host you and your companions with care and attention. Whether you fancy a leisurely breakfast with a Bloody Mary or a late brunch with their tempting array of dishes, Queen St. Cafe is the place to be.

Stan Burt Arcade, Shop 5/94 Queen Street

Milkwood Bakery

Milkwood Bakery

Croissants or ciabatta, sourdough or sweet treats... Milkwood Bakery does it all. Equally as delicious as it is picturesque, this spot is at the top of our Berry hit list. Make sure you pick up the bakery's iconic sourdough on your way out. 

109 Queen Street, Berry

Il Locale Gelato

Indulge Your Sweet Tooth

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.

Another must-visit for sweet tooths is Berry Sweet Treats & Ice Creamery, a quirky ice cream and lolly shop that will have you struggling to pick just one sweet treat. As well as their locally made artisan gelato, they also stock a huge range of American candy. 

South on Albany

South on Albany 

Tucked away in a side street of Berry, South on Albany, an intimate, hatted restaurant has fast become one of Berry’s most popular venues for a special meal out. The menu, which shifts fortnightly, is all about spotlighting the best of the South Coast's produce with a contemporary, relaxed and honest vibe.

3/65 Queen Street, Berry

Berry Donut Van

The Famous Berry Donut Van

Our first stop anytime we're in the South Coast? The Famous Berry Donut Van, naturally. The winning combo of coffee and donuts has long ranked as one of the best things to do in town. While they have a whole menu of options, nothing beats their classic cinnamon donut. 

73 Queen Street, Berry

The Hungry Monkey

The Hungry Monkey

Originating in Kiama, The Hungry Monkey has made its way to Berry and we couldn't be more pleased about it. Delicious and simple staples are the name of the game with incredible burgers and brunch favourites making up the bulk of their menu. If you're keen for a top-notch brew with your breaky or lunch, this is where you'll get it. 

23 Prince Alfred Street, Berry

Things to do in Berry NSW: Drink

Berry Tea Shop

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. They also stock plenty of tea-related paraphernalia so you can stock up on sweet souvenirs, too. 

1/66 Albert Street, Berry

Silos Estate

Check Out the Local Wineries 

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 its award-winning wines and beautiful grounds. The boutique winery, Two Figs Winery produces wines that are equally as impressive as the views that look out over the Shoalhaven River.

Things to do in Berry NSW: Shop

Berry Farmers' Markets

Berry Farmers' Markets

Local growers, producers and providores are at these popular markets, which are held every Thursday afternoon from 2pm until 5pm. Pick up fruit, veg, fresh seafood and one-of-a-kind market trinkets and treats. 

Albany Street, Berry

Boutique Shopping in Berry

Hit up a Local Boutique

No trip to Berry is complete without a stroll along the main shopping strip. Berry village is 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.

Things to do in Berry NSW: Play

Historical Walking Trail

Go On One of Berry’s Historic Walking Trails

Discover Berry's rich history with a leisurely jaunt along its Historical Walking Trail. This stroll, ranging from a quick 30-minute walk to a more extensive 2-hour exploration, lets you soak in the Late Victorian and Edwardian eras' charm. Begin at Prince Alfred Street's drinking fountain, venture to the south side to admire the heritage-listed train station, classic weatherboard cottages, and the historic Courthouse. Take a detour to the north side, cross Broughton Mill Creek, and wrap up with a peaceful walk past dairy farmland to the David Berry Hospital. It's a family and dog-friendly adventure, and you can even enrich the experience with a free audio guide you can listen to from your phone.

Prince Alfred Street, Berry

Berry Tennis Club

Go on a Tennis Tourney

The Berry Tennis Club has a neat setup with four snazzy synthetic grass courts, a chill clubhouse, and an undercover BBQ spot - the perfect recipe for some leisurely tennis action. For those who thrive on competition, dive into one of their weekday tourneys and show off your best serves. Enjoy the game, the banter, and the Berry ambience, all in one ace spot.

North Street, Berry


Cool off at Seven Mile Beach

Seven Mile Beach offers a serene stretch of coastline surrounded by the national park, providing a sense of seclusion—like it’s your own private beach! Taking a dip in the ocean or enjoying a leisurely walk on the shore is a perfect way to unwind with friends.

Seven Mile Beach

Drawing Room Rocks Bushwalk

Explore Nature with the Drawing Room Rocks Bushwalk

Drawing Room Rocks Bushwalk and Lookout is a 4.5km round trip - not for the faint of heart. Make sure to lace up those walking shoes. As you amble along the well-trodden path, the picturesque landscape unveils itself gradually. The payoff at the end? An expansive lookout that's practically made for contemplation. The serene silence of the natural world will have you feeling refreshingly grounded.

Drawing Room Rocks Bushwalk and Track, Berry

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 surroundings solo or on a guided tour.

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. There are a few choices here, depending on how many of you there are and what you’re after. Check-in with Lou Lou if you fancy the best of the best. 

Things to do in Berry NSW: Stay

Berry View 

For a slice of Palm Springs in the South Coast, a stay at the Berry View is a must. This new boutique hotel in the heart of Berry is a retro step back in time and features 13 well-appointed rooms, ideal for a girls' trip. The Berry View provides the perfect combination of scenic locale and uber-stylish interiors where you can get lost in the ultimate hillside escape.

180 Queen Street, 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 lodges at the Drawing Rooms of Berry 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 Circa 1890 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

Berry is by far, one of Sydney's most loved weekend getaways. And it really is easy to see with so much going on from the charming village to the must-visit foodie spots. Get to know everything there is to know about this suburb, and if you have enjoyed our round-up of things to do in Berry, then be sure to check out our guide to the Hunter Valley. After that, why not have a look at our round-up of the best road trips in NSW?

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