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A weekend getaway
The mild climate of the beautiful Shoalhaven makes it the ideal destination to unwind and indulge. With beautiful scenery awaiting, in the historic country villages of Milton, Berry, Kangaroo Valley and surrounds you will find luxurious day spas, charming cottages and cafes, locally-made treats and boutique shopping.
Exploring the beautiful Shoalhaven region
If a little indulgence and relaxation are what you're after, you’ll be spoiled for choice as you explore the coastal routes and rolling green hills of the Shoalhaven and Jervis Bay regions.
The charming village of Milton is well known as a cultural centre for artists, and the shopping scene is thriving. Within the many well-preserved buildings from its establishment in 1860, visit Home at Last, which is overflowing with beautiful homewares, Splatters, a treasure trove of artworks and handmade gifts, and Nikki B’s which has a great collection of vintage pieces.
While you are here visit Beauty Indulgence Milton, a local favourite, who offer packages with accommodation at the beautiful Milton Bed & Breakfast including champagne and a cheese platter.
Berry is a rustic yet sophisticated village surrounded by rich dairy country and is home to some great food and shopping. Visit Muir House Art Gallery, run by local craftspeople, for locally-made arts and crafts. Moss Nest is another great stop for country home furnishings and decor, or browse women’s fashion at Regal Girls. Make sure you indulge in something sweet at The Treat Factory, the largest gourmet food outlet on the NSW South Coast.
Homewares and antiques abound at The Picnic Shed, a delightful cottage joined to the famous Berry Sourdough Bakery and Café. Stop here for coffee, breakfast, lunch or a freshly-baked pastry. With its cinnamon donuts made to order, The Famous Berry Donut Van is another must-try.
Tucked between rainforests, gently sloping hills and a dramatic mountainscape, Kangaroo Valley is a breathtaking part of the world. Visit the highly-acclaimed Crystal Creek Meadows for a pamper session, where your bespoke beauty treatment comes to you in your own private cottage. You can even hire a classic MG and take a tour of the countryside.
After a day of shopping, make sure you treat yourself with something sweet. Visit the Kangaroo Valley Fudge House and Ice-creamery, where you can watch them make their handmade fudge or order a delicious Norgen Vaaz ice cream sundae.
The idyllic Shoalhaven River winds its way from the southern highlands of the Kangaroo Valley back towards the coast to Nowra. Crossing the river is the historic Nowra Bridge, which sits between Nowra and Bomaderry. Visit Kinghorne Traders, a market-like-co-op packed with locally-made finds.
On weekends you can indulge in high tea at Nowra's The Pines B&B, a heritage-listed cottage known for excellent hospitality. Tuck in to a plate of their delicious homemade cakes and scones. If you’re a coffee lover, swing by Hyper Hyper Coffee for a stellar espresso made with locally-roasted beans.