How we’d spend a day in Berry

And the Gold goes to Berry! It was voted the Top Small Tourism Town in the NSW Top Town Awards for the second year in a row and later this year will represent NSW in Australia’s Top Tourism Town awards. We know why it won, but if you don’t, come visit and find out why this vibrant, historic town is a favourite with young and old alike. It’s a winner for loved up couples, families, groups of friends, girlie getaways, milestone celebrations, elopements and so much more.

WHAT WOULD A FUN DAY IN BERRY AND ITS SURROUNDS LOOK LIKE TO US?

Breakfast – Bangalay Dining for some delicious Kangaroo Valley eggs and lavish strips of free range bacon, or maybe French Toast with maple syrup and berries. Whichever, have a Bangalay Mimosa to accompany it or a steaming hot brew. Then take a slow walk on the beach before heading back to Berry, which is just a short drive through some of the south coast’s most picturesque landscapes.

Bangalay Dining

Lunch – Flavours Shoalhaven is open 7 days a week from 9am – 4pm and it’s where you’ll find everything you need to create a gourmet picnic back at your luxury Linnaeus Collection accom. Flavours is all about seasonal, local, and free from as many chemicals, preservatives and additives as possible. Yes please.

Flavours Shoalhaven

Dinner – Queen St Eatery has the chilled, relaxed vibe of a wine bar and more than a touch of French Bistro as well. It serves up classic bistro dishes with a fresh spin and a great mix of Australian and French wines.

Queen St Eatery
Queen St Eatery

And in between? Milkwood Bakery – for mouthwatering cakes, pastries and savoury bites as well as coffee, tea and hot chocolate. (PS Berry has lots of fab places to grab a coffee to takeaway or sit and watch the passing parade.)

Milkwood Bakery

TRAVELLING WITH KIDS?

Boongaree Rotary Park is a must and just a 3 minute stroll from the newest additions to the Linnaeus Collection: Maple on Albert and Maple on Edward. Boongaree is packed with sensory opportunities, a flying fox, bridges, tunnels, a cubby house, sand and water play areas, climbing nets, slides and best of all is suitable for all ages and abilities. It’s even got an exercise zone for adults.

Boongaree Rotary Park
Boongaree Rotary Park

The owners of Goldfish Toy Shop want you to have some fun while exploring their shop full of quality, handcrafted toys, games, dolls and dressups, cars and trucks and so much more. It’s where you’ll find the unusual as well as things to make you laugh out loud. That’s what it’s all about isn’t it?

Goldfish Toy Shop

Treat Factory – On site they manufacture chocolates, confectionary, and over 200 varieties of conserves, pickles, chutneys, and more using recipes handed down over four generations. Fudge and brittles, rocky road, coconut ice, decadent Belgian chocolates and fresh nougat sit alongside savoury delights including artisanal cheeses, pasta sauce, dressings, chutney and mustards.You’ll also find local honeys, rare and unusual spices, and huge range of gourmet ingredients. Oh and you can have milkshakes, ice-cream, and sundaes which are also made on the premises.

They’re hand painted, made in Italy and reminiscent of the Mediterranean’s sun-filled terraces, seaside trattorias and tavernas, where entertaining is done with delicious food, wine, friends and family and a side of crisp linen.

Treat Factory

HEADING TO BERRY WITH GIRLFRIENDS?

Shopping will no doubt be part of the weekend and you just have to walk down the main street to find everything from clothes and accessories, jewellery, homewares and furniture, book shops, textiles, antiques and collectables, art, health and beauty and more.

Check out some of our faves:

Homewares Stores
Coffee Spots
Beautiful Berry Where There’s Always Something To Do..

Two Figs Winery
Two Figs Winery

Two Figs Winery is great for a bit of wine tasting in a beautifully renovated cellar door experience. Sample their award-winning wines, enjoy a local produce plate and take in their breathtaking views over the Shoalhaven River while you’re at it. For a 7th year they’ve been winners in the Gourmet Traveller ‘Australia’s Best Cellar Door Awards’, and GT always have their finger on the pulse.

Blow Bar on Queen. So dinner’s organised but how about an espresso martini before you head out for dinner? Drop-dead gorgeous hair and a delicious cocktail. Thank you Berry!

Blow Bar on Queen

AND FOR EVERYONE

Walks in the countryside.

Stroll the streets to look at the beautiful heritage architecture.

A 10 minute drive to the famous beaches of the Shoalhaven where you can swim, kayak, surf, whale watch or just chill on the sand.

Markets – fresh produce and artisanal or a combo of both.

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AND LAST BUT NOT LEAST

The Donut Van! 50+ years of serving up these delectable, sugary morsels has put them on the map for locals as well as tourists from across the globe.

Berry Donut Van

WHERE TO STAY?

In any one of our luxury properties – Linnaeus Farm, Far Meadow Cottage, Maple on Albert or Maple on Edward.

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