Berry’s Past

Berry embraces and celebrates its history which is not well known.

 The town of Berry is one of those rare finds.  Set amongst rolling green hills with the Cambewarra range providing a stunning backdrop, the landscape is unparalleled in NSW. 

Berry is the first truly rural town south of Sydney, a mere two hour drive from the CBD. The town is renown for its bucolic pastoral setting but now it is the shopping and the cafes which set it apart. As soon as you cross the bridge and glimpse the gorgeous rotunda set amongst trees in beautiful Apex Park you know this is a special place. 

Berry is ‘the town of trees’ but could equally be known as ‘the town for all seasons’. In autumn the trees turn gold and amber in a magnificent display, in winter the cool crisp air lures you to a welcoming fire, in spring the gardens are a garden-lover’s dream and in summer you are just ten minutes from spectacular Seven Mile Beach and the national park. The town is steeped in history and the surrounding countryside is a treasure for bushwalkers and explorers alike. 

If gourmet delights are your passion then Berry will fulfil your dreams. The region is dotted with many boutique wineries, some famous and others on the way, and the local bakeries, delis and prize-winning food shops are not to be missed. 

If passive pastimes are not your thing…. then Berry won’t disappoint you either!  A host of outdoor and adventure pursuits are on its doorstep.  National Parks, 4WD adventures, mountains, cycling, surfing, canoeing, horse riding and rockclimbing are just a few of the outdoor sports you can enjoy. No matter what the time of year there is always something happening in Berry. 

There are other district highlights to explore such as Minnamurra Rainforest and The Illawarra Fly, Arthur Boyd’s national treasure “Bundanon”, the Budawang Mountains and spectacular Jervis Bay only 40 minutes away. 

We are a well kept secret but once discovered you will return time and time again.  With Berry’s love and appreciation of its history, its ability to blend this with a modern sense of style, a charm and character all of its own and its striking landscape, you will be entranced. One weekend will not be enough.

Useful local Phone Numbers

Berry Police
(02) 4464 1404

Shoalhaven Hospital
(02) 4421 3111

Distance from Berry to:

Sydney 153km approx 2 hours and 18 mins
Sutherland 115km approx 1 hour 32 mins
Bowral 59.5km approx 1 hour
Ulladulla 82.4km approx 1 hour 11mins
Canberra 219km approx 2 hours 51mins
Seven Mile Beach 7.9km