The stylish village of Berry in the Shoalhaven region of the NSW South Coast oozes charm and is a favourite for Sydneysiders seeking a quick country escape. Enjoy top restaurants, heritage buildings and elegant places to stay on the doorstep of welcoming wineries, gorgeous beaches, wonderful walks and scenic drives.
Part of the Shoalhaven Coast wine region, you’ll be impressed by Berry’s food and wine experiences, as well as an events calendar of markets, festivals and fairs. Berry Produce Market is held twice a month, nestled among the shops on Queen Street. Pick up fresh fruit, flowers, eggs and more.
Amble along Queen Street, Albert Street and Old Creamery Lane, and browse for locally made gourmet products, sweet treats, regional wines and collectables. Stop by Milkwood Bakery for pastries, cakes, organic sourdough and coffee. At the Treat Factory, see how they make chocolates and confectionery.
Enjoy quality restaurants such as South on Albany and Silos Restaurant, which is on the Silos Estate vineyard. From Berry, join a cellar door tour of the local wine region. For antiques and handmade goods, Berry Country Fair is held on the first Sunday of the month at Berry Showground.
Pick up delicious cinnamon doughnuts from the Berry Donut Van, a local institution found on Queen Street. In December, head along to the Fairgrounds Festival for two days of artisan food, markets and music. Another great time to visit Berry is in September for the South Coast Food and Wine Festival.
Berry is just over two hours’ drive from Sydney at the end of the spectacular Grand Pacific Drive. You can also take the train from Sydney to Berry, a scenic journey of around three hours. Accommodation options include country cottages, B&Bs, boutique inns and farmstays.