Exploring NSW: Things to see & do in Gerringong

The second exciting destination of our #explorensw series is the town of Gerringong.

Just 10 minutes from iconic Kiama on the south coast of NSW, Gerringong boasts gorgeous beaches, fine food and fun experiences to be had. 

We first came across this little gem of a town when we stumbled upon the @soulofgerringong Instagram account which paints a gorgeous picture of cozy weekends away: soft crushed linen, long starry nights and hot chocolate by a crackling fire.

Read on for our roundup of The Best things to See & Do in this charming seaside town.

 

1. EAT // Piles of Pancakes, Local Sweets & Good Coffee

A key ingredient to a good time is good food and that’s exactly what you’ll find in Gerringong.

 

The Blue Swimmer Restaurant

First stop is the Blue Swimmer Restaurant. Open from 7am every morning, this charming European Bistro by the Sea is the perfect spot to drop by for a relaxing brunch with ocean views.

(Kitchen closes at 3pm most days, so we’d suggest you make this right after your sleep in and before the day’s activities).

More stunning pics from The Blue Swimmer here and here

 

 The Blue Goose Cafe

If a quick bite and a good coffee is what you’re after,  The Blue Goose cafe is a must-visit.

This pretty little location boasts mouthwatering cakes and slices, all made in-house, as well as towering burgers and pancake stacks. (Holiday appetite activated!)

There’s also plenty of gluten-free options available (and they look amazing too!) 

 

2. EXPERIENCE // Hands-on Workshops at Buena Vista Farm 

An ‘old farmhouse by the sea’, Buena Vista Farm will take you back to your roots with hands-on classes taught right on the farm.

If you’ve ever wanted to try your hand at sourdough baking, cheese making or fermenting, be sure to secure your spot before this popular activity sells out!

And for the coffee lovers, there’s a ‘Bean to Barista’ course which takes you through the whole process of harvesting, processing & roasting coffee beans. (You’ll also take home a small tree in a pot and a bag of roasted coffee. All snacks and a delicious farm lunch are included.)

For bookings visit buenavistafarm.com.au and definitely check out @buenavistafarm on Instagram to see Fiona’s inspiring updates from the farm.

 

 

 

3. EXPLORE // Saddleback Mountain & Werri Beach 

Rising to about 600m above sea level, Saddleback Mountain is a photographers dream.

You can drive up to the lookout, or if you’re keen for some cardio, follow one of the bushwalking paths up the mountain.

The views at the top will be worth it!

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Werri Beach

Another must-visit whilst in Gerringong is the family-friendly Werri Beach.

The beach is 1.5km long, and great for paddling and surfing, with a lagoon & rockpool at one end for the kids.

The beach is also the access point for the Werri Beach to Kiama Coastal Walk, which is approximately 6km. Find out more about the walk here.

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4. RELAX // The Soul of Gerringong & Jerrymara Farm

At the end of each activity-filled day, sit back and relax with a glass of wine.

 

The Soul of Gerringong

The lounge area, outdoor seating and inground pool at Soul of Gerringong set the scene for perfect long summer nights, whilst the indoor fire makes a winter getaway look good too! 

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Image via @soulofgerringong

soul of gerringong accomodation

Image via @soulofgerringong

soul of gerringong accomodation

Image via @soulofgerringong

Bookings can be made at www.soulofgerringong.com.au.

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Jerry Mara Farm 

Another pretty accommodation option in Gerringong is the Jerry Mara Farm.

A secluded rural estate set on a large property, the farm boasts two spacious cottages with stunning interiors. Relaxing bedrooms feature private ensuites and inviting lounge areas will make you feel right at home.

Outdoors, guests can enjoy a vine-covered patio with outdoor seating, a large deck, fire pit with seating, tennis court and a gorgeous pool!

It’s easy to see why Jerry Mara farm was named as one of the best Airbnb’s by Urban List! 

Click here for more photos of this beautiful location.

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We love exploring rural NSW and all of the special treasures this beautiful state has to offer!

Join us at @cedarspan as we celebrate the Relaxing Rural Lifestyle.

 

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Exploring NSW: the best things to see & do in BERRY

If you’re looking for a quick weekend getaway with fun to be had, #dontpassbyberry!

A pleasant 2 hour drive down the coast from Sydney will take you to the relaxed, inviting town of Berry, NSW.

With its combination of amazing stores, friendly locals and breathtaking landscape, Berry has all the right elements for the perfect weekend.

We’ve tracked down the best things to see & do in this picturesque town. You’re welcome!

 

1. E A T // DONUTS

Need we say more?

Drop by for a quick donut or two, a delicious Gabriel coffee and a pretty snap for the gram, and you’ll see why The Famous Berry Donut Van lives up to its name! 

 

2. S H O P // Gorgeous boutiques. 

While in Berry, be sure to browse the local stores for some #weekendaway finds. 

Globally sourced products, carefully curated and presented with a gorgeous small-town vibe will make you feel right at home.

Visit Amara Home for international designer pieces for the home and luxurious styling inspo.

 

At lunchtime, be sure to check out Little Rae General Store.

Between classic homewares, fresh salads and delicious sweets, there’s plenty to feast your eyes (and belly) on here!

 

 

3. E X P L O R E //Stunning scenery 

A 10 minute drive from Berry takes you to Shoalhaven heads and Seven Mile Beach. Two of the most picturesque areas of the NSW coastline, just brimming with things to see and do.

Whether its a casual bushwalk, a stop at the beach or something more adventurous like stand-up paddle boarding, memories are sure to be made and the hours will just slip away!

 

 

 

 

If you’re lucky, you might even come across Jack’s Espresso – Berry’s roving caffeine providore  – in your travels! 

 

4. E N J O Y // Picturesque Wineries. 

Sit back and relax at the Cellar door of Silos Estate.

Combining a beautiful restaurant, boutique wines and breath-taking views, Silos Estate is a must-visit in the Berry Region.

 

 

5. R E L A X // Cozy Accomodation. 

Last but certainly not least, somewhere cozy and comforting to rest at the end of the day, the Drawing Rooms of Berry is a gorgeous property that really feels like home. 

Make the most of the view from your room with a high-pitched ceiling & picture windows, or get outside for a morning walk around the beautiful grounds.

 

Have we inspired you to treat yourself to a weekend away? 

We love exploring rural NSW and all of the special treasures this beautiful state has to offer!

Join us at @cedarspan as we celebrate the Relaxing Rural Lifestyle.