Gerroa

Highlights

From swimming and surfing to fishing and boating, Gerroa is a beautiful seaside village at the mouth of the Crooked River and northern end of beautiful Seven Mile Beach. Enjoy spectacular views of the NSW South Coast and relax on the beach where aviator Charles Kingsford Smith made history in 1933.

  • Seven Mile Beach, Seven Mile Beach National Park, Kiama Area
  • Beach fishing, Kiama area

About Gerroa

A wonderful seaside escape, Gerroa is a charming village in the Kiama region with marvellous views of the NSW South Coast and the sparkling blue ocean. Water sports are popular in Gerroa, which is at the mouth of the Crooked River and the northern end of beautiful Seven Mile Beach.

You’ll find plenty of accommodation options, from holiday houses with stunning coastal vistas to caravan and camping sites. Near wineries in the Shoalhaven Coast wine region, Gerroa is a short drive south of Gerringong and Kiama and 40 minutes from Wollongong and two hours from Sydney.

Seven Mile Beach, South Coast

Fishing, surfing, windsurfing and kiteboarding are among the things to do. There is a boat ramp and you hire a kayak and paddle on the calm waters of the Crooked River. Surf Camp Australia is based in Gerroa and offers surfing lessons at Seven Mile Beach, which is patrolled in the warmer months.

The beach is part of aviation history. Aviator Charles Kingsford Smith made the first commercial flight from Australia to New Zealand in January 1933, using the beach as a runway. At the Sir Charles Kingsford Smith Memorial and Lookout you’ll enjoy a spectacular view of the beach and beyond.

There are walking trails – Sand track walk (north) and Sand track walk (south) - from Gerroa through Seven Mile Beach National Park, which sweeps south to the Shoalhaven Heads. You can also walk along the Gerroa Headland and spot whales migrating along the coast between May and November.

On the northern side of the headland is the Black Head Reserve, a lovely picnic area. There are tracks down to the rock platform, a popular spot for rock fishing. At low tide, walk around the rocks of Black Head and explore the small rock pools. In a secluded cove nearby is pretty Shelly Beach.

  • Werri Beach, Gerroa

    Werri Beach

    Werri Beach is a surfer's paradise, with point breaks at both ends of the beach and waves peeling off the north or south headlands. The rocks to the south of the beach are great for fishing, and there’s also the Werri Beach rock pool. The popular Werri Beach Fish Shop is also on the beach. Continue around the south headland to a rock pool, boat ramp and park.

  • Warris Chair Lookout, Budderoo National Park

    Nature & Parks

    Seven Mile Beach National Park features vast ocean to one side and sand dunes, forests and walking tracks the other. Just half an hour away is Budderoo National Park, which contains the temperate Minnamurra Rainforest and the sublime Carrington Falls. Be sure to check out the Kiama Blowhole, a rock formation where water spouts 20 metres into the air.

  • Seven Mile Beach

    Windswept yet secluded, Seven Mile Beach beach runs from Gerroa to Shoalhaven Heads and has a unique ecosystem of wetlands, beach and sand dunes. The beach is visually stunning, and there are nearby picnic and bbq areas dotted along the length of its encompassing national park. The northern section of the beach is patrolled by lifesavers.