A walk around the Berry township with a written walking guide complete with directions, historical photographs and fascinating information on Berry’s buildings and history, courtesy of the Berry Museum. Download the PDF to view on your phone or tablet, or to print.
The walk begins in the commercial centre of Berry at 137 Queen Street – the Old Post & Telegraph Office building. It continues down the north side of the main road to 65 Queen Street. At this point you cross the road, and the walk continues up the south side of the main road all the way to 122 Queen Street.
From here the walk moves into the southern side of town, where the heritage is more from the Late Victorian and Edwardian eras. Going down Prince Alfred Street the walk takes you into Railway Street to look at Berry’s heritage-listed train station, before taking in Alexandra, Victoria and Princess Streets, where you can admire classic weatherboard cottages, the historic Courthouse and other original buildings.
Returning to Prince Alfred Street, you can take a little detour to the north side of town, crossing over the main street then turning into Albert Street to view two of the churches there.
The final section of the walk takes you slightly out of town, crossing over Broughton Mill Creek and exploring Pulman Street, where the original settlement of Broughton was located. From here you can enjoy a pleasant stroll past dairy farmland to the David Berry Hospital on Tannery Road.
137 Queen Street – the Old Post Office and Telegraph Office. This is at the corner of Prince Alfred Street and Queen Street (the Princes Highway), at the Sydney end of town.
David Berry Hospital, Tannery Road, Berry
The entire walk would take around 2 hours, but it is easy to do shorter sections of the walk at a time.
Yes, if your children have an interest in history or have patience with their parents’ interest. Be careful of children when crossing roads.
Yes. Dogs must be on a leash at all times.
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