Things to do in Berry NSW
Berry is widely known for its village atmosphere, boutique shopping, great restaurants and cafes, and award winning wineries. Set in dairy country at the foot of rolling green hills, and only ten minutes from some of the NSW South Coast’s best beaches, Berry really does have it all.
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Food and wine
In recent years, the food and wine scene in Berry has thrived. There are a number of award winning restaurants, fantastic cafes and high quality local speciality food producers. It is hard to pick favourites in a town bursting with great options, but for fine dining out not-to-be-missed picks are SOUTH on Albany, and Bussola Restaurant. For casual family-friendly dining try Post House in Berry and The Garden. During the day, our favourite spots are The Berry Tea Shop, Il Locale Gelato, Milkwood Bakery and The Hungry Monkey, and Queen Street Eatery.
For specialty foods or supplies you must visit The Treat Factory, South Coast Providores, the Berry Chocolatier and Flavours Shoalhaven. The local IGA has a wide variety of basics, speciality foods and fresh fruit and veggies.
Local wineries including Silos Estate, Coolangatta Estate, Two Figs Winery and Mountain Ridge Winery offer some of the most stunning views in the region and exceptional wines.
Adventure and exploration
If it’s a bit of adventure you are after, why not try a ride on Bigfoot – a monster bus that winds it’s way up Coolangatta Mountain from Coolangatta Estate Winery. Find out about the history of our areas as you enjoy the scenic ride from the regions earliest establishment.
The best walk in the area is to the escarpment cliffs known as ‘Drawing Room Rocks’ which can be accessed via Brogers Creek Road. A short drive to the coast along Beach Road brings you to Seven Mile Beach. Turn left on Crooked River Road to go to Gerroa, then Gerringong and enjoy the coastal walk to Kiama from Werri Beach.
Events and festivals
The Berry Markets are one of Berry’s most popular events. Held monthly on the first Sunday of each month, except February, the markets offer a wide range of stalls including handmade clothing and homewares, local specialty foods, plants & seedlings, flowers, fruit and veggies and more.
The annual events calendar kicks off with The Berry Show on the last weekend of January each year. This is a true local agricultural show with large cattle and horse shows, baby animal nursery, and entertainment, including rodeo, woodchopping, the Young Farmer Challenge, and there’s rides, show bags, fireworks and the announcement of the Berry Showgirl.
The Winter Wine Festival on the June long weekend is a highlight of the foodie calendar. Wineries across the Shoalhaven region host a three-day extravaganza of wine tasting, fine food and entertainment.
The spring calendar highlight is the Berry Gardens Festival. Each year, eight gardens in Berry village and the surrounding area open their gates to the public for 4 days. With gardens selected based on design, creativity and the range of plants, there is always something new to see.
Go to https://berry.org.au/events/ in order to see all events coming up.
At Ashworth House
And don’t forget, Ashworth House itself has plenty to keep young and old busy and happy. With our beautiful grounds, large swimming pool, firepit and plenty of spaces to relax and unwind, it really is the perfect getaway.
This property is beyond expectations - photo's do not do it justice! The owners made check-in and check-out a breeze, and the location is fantastic. A perfect getaway for families as well as for quiet groups wanting to soak up the beautiful countryside that is Berry. Worth every penny!
- MICHELLE, SYDNEY NSW
Gorgeous home! Beautiful outlook and great space. Exactly what you expect from the pictures.
- VANDA, SYDNEY NSW
The house is beautiful, clean and modern. Communication with the host was easy and frequent and they were very helpful. Highly recommend!
- KARRIE, SYDNEY NSW
We had a wonderful stay. Ashworth house is excellent for a large group. Very comfortable and close to Berry. Definitely would recommend!
- DOROTHY, NEW SOUTH WALES
Perfect house! Modern, clean, and with a lot of space. The backyard is gorgeous. Communication was excellent. We loved it so much and are already thinking of going back.
- LAURENE AND FLORIAN, SYDNEY NSW
Property is a beautiful country escape, and a very short drive to main street Berry. We had a group of 16 adults and there was plenty of space. Hosts were very accommodating and there was attention to detail in house facilities (e.g., towels for the pool supplied). Would definitely return here again.
- Jordana, Forest Lodge NSW
Ashworth House is a stunning place to stay. The outlook from the house is gorgeous with amazing views to the escarpment, and the interior of the house is beautifully designed and luxuriously appointed. A great place to stay with family or a group of friends, especially with the pool and the firepit.
- MICHELLE, NSW SOUTH COAST
“A beautiful house in a beautiful location. ”
- JORDANA, SYDNEY NSW
The house was clean and inviting and the beds were all very comfortable. We all enjoyed our long week-end together. Looking forwarded to another stay at Ashworth House.
- MARYANNE, SYDNEY NSW
We loved Ashworth House. The home is very modern and well-equipped. It's extremely spacious and enjoys tranquil views of the paddocks and mountains in the background. It perfectly accommodated two young families and the kids could run around while the parents are relaxed.
- NIRMAL, SYDNEY
What an amazing house!! Very large, with fabulous lay out for a large group stay. Gorgeous finishing, comfortable beds and lovely linen. Close to Berry and the beach - the perfect weekender!! The host was easy to contact and the house easy to use. Fantastic, will certainly be returning in future!!
- ELEANOR, SYDNEY
Lovely place for all! Very friendly and helpful hosts!
- MANRAJ, SYDNEY
The host was very welcoming and easy to contact. The house is beautiful.
- SARAH, SYDNEY
Really enjoyed our stay here! Very easy and lovely place to stay in, I would definitely go back.
- MORGAN, MONTREAL, CANADA