The small country town of Berry is the most perfect and peaceful getaway destination for adventure, relaxation and retreat. Located on the coast of NSW, just over 2.5 hours from Canberra, you are able to explore its forests, beaches, countryside and heritage buildings, while meeting friendly, local people all in one place.
With the Autumn weather is finally setting in, and Berry could not be more beautiful at this time of year. The small, charming town is the perfect country and beach side holiday destination, so why not take a break from Canberra life and get away one weekend? With the Queen’s birthday coming up on June 12 you have no excuse!
Eat and Drink
Little Rae General Store is your one-stop shop for coffee and brekky in Berry! The coffee bar is a simply modern take on the traditional general store, and whether you stop in for a quick bite to eat or to grab some gourmet provisions for a road-trip or picnic, we think this cute pit-stop needs to definitely be on your Berry hit list.
If you’re looking for a more cosy, industrial and vintage style café, The Burrows of Berry resides is a rural timber barn, which was once a blacksmith workshop. The funky café features cosy lounge areas and camel hide chairs, which gives the place a contemporary but rustic vibe. With an emphasis on seasonal and local produce, the food does not disappoint and the coffee is even better.
A trip to Berry is not complete without a visit to the iconic Berry Donut Van. Need we say more!? Grab yourself a warm bag of fluffy doughnuts and wander over to The Berry Tea Shop to enjoy the sweet treats with a hand-selected loose leaf tea of your choice – the aromatic flavour options are endless!
As Berry is a relaxed, cultured town, there’s nothing better to do than to immerse yourself in the wine tasting scene. Coolangatta Estate is a restored convict-built village and is now home to a winery which features local wine, traditional cuisine, and to make things even more appealing, a nine-hole golf course.
If getting out and being active is more your thing, the famous Seven Mile Beach sand walk allows you to experience the unique NSW forests and golden long-stretch beach all in one. Take a break and enjoy the bliss of feeling the sand between your toes and sounds of the bushland. Starting at the Beach Road Picnic Area, this three-hour return walk is the perfect way to kick start a healthy retreat.
Berry is home to the ultimate homewares store, Few and Far. Think furniture, home décor, knick knacks, artwork, lighting, plush cushions and throws, kitchen items, rugs, bath and body items, and jewellery. To see just how stunning their products are, check them out on Instagram @fewandfarhome.
Need a gift or flower arrangement for a special someone in your life? Shady Fig has everything you need and more. Not only does this beautiful florist have the most perfect mix of flowers, from the dainty to the exotic bouquets to the perfect range of indoor plants. The shop also stocks a hand-picked range of clever, sweet, and unique gifts and home products for you to pick up on your stay in this cosy country town!
There are some super cute places to stay on your weekend getaway in Berry, including cottages, farm stays, family friendly houses, spa retreats, estates, and lodges. Our pick however, is the Arcadia Cottages. This warm and cosy cottage is just 15 minutes away from town and is a great place to rejuvenate by taking a walk in the country, lounging by the crackling fire in winter, and experiencing the stunning views that Cambewarra Mountain has to offer.
Similarly, Berry Getaways is just as peaceful. With a large selection of short-stay holiday accommodation that is perfect to chill out and take in the atmosphere. Relax in a hot tub for a romantic escape or watch the sunset with the fam near the beach – it’s up to you! This accommodation is perfect for a girls’ weekend, a family holiday or even solo hideaway.
Images courtesy of berry.org.au and essentialcountry.com.au