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 - Gerroa - Kiama Area

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.

Sand track walk (South) - Gerroa - Kiama Area

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.

Things to do and places to stay

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  1. Winners are Grinners! Art Exhibition

    Wednesday 07 March 2018 to Tuesday 20 March 2018 , Glen Innes

    Aboriginal artists over the age of 50 years have combined works of pottery, textiles, painting sculpture, drawing, wood, photography wool or metal. There will be a Gala opening on April 7 at 4pm, with free entry and refreshments. It wil…

    07 Mar - 20 Mar
  2. John Butler Trio

    Tuesday 20 March 2018 , Albury Wodonga

    One of their most exuberant live acts, John Butler Trio announce more dates to their regional tour along with news of their long awaited seventh studio album and they're coming to Albury. Summer concert events for John Butler Trio fans alr…

    20 Mar
  3. Harness Racing

    Wednesday 21 March 2018 to Friday 29 June 2018 , Young

    Feel free to come and join the Young Harness Racing Clubs regular Harness racing meetings. These common events include free entry, refreshments and races broadcast live!…

    21 Mar - 29 Jun
  4. Tidal Rhythms: art exhibition

    Wednesday 21 March 2018 to Sunday 14 October 2018 , Port Macquarie

    The latest exhibition at the Hastings Fine Art Gallery by members of the Hastings Valley Fine Art Association is on display from October 18 to January 17. The exhibition showcases woks in all mediums and styles as well as a collection of …

    21 Mar - 14 Oct
  5. Iconic Australian Houses

    Wednesday 21 March 2018 to Saturday 31 March 2018 , Nowra

    Iconic Australian Houses: an exhibition by Karen McCartney and presented in partnership with Architecture Foundation Australia is a behind-the-scenes exploration of 30 of the most important Australian homes of the past 60 years. The exhibi…

    21 Mar - 31 Mar