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From the scenic backdrop to the gourmet delights, there is so much to experience during a weekend in Berry. Lucky for you, Sitchu have done the hard work and put together the best places to eat, drink, stay and shop with your gal pals so you can do it all!

Head two hours south of Sydney along the coastline and you will bump into Berry, a stylish country town with so much warmth and charm, that’s it’s just downright, well, charming! Heritage buildings, an enviable foodie scene, boutique shopping, beautiful homesteads and wineries all play their part in the nostalgic lifestyle for which Berry is renowned for. And we’re just scratching at the surface of the things to do in Berry.

Berry’s year-round appeal and sophisticated edge makes it the perfect girls weekend. So, what are you waiting for? Gather the girls and work your way through all that is tasty, indulgent and relaxing about this South Coast gem.

Start your Day with a Coffee Hit

Head to Milkwood Bakery and while you’re there you really need to order the sourdough (they’re renowned for it), or at the very least pick up a little treat for later from their selection of cakes and pastries. Or you can just head straight to Berry Donut Van (why delay the inevitable) for coffee and donuts, a winning combo that has long ranked as one of the best things to do in Berry.

Stock up on Fresh Local Produce

On the first Sunday of each month, you can expect over 200 stalls at the Berry Market all offering handmade arts and crafts, leather goods, collectibles, books and local produce.

Fit in a Retail Therapy Hit

No trip to Berry is complete without a stroll along the main shopping strip, because after all, it is one of the best things to do in Berry. Around Berry village, it’s brimming with boutiques and homeware stores that ooze country charm. Moss Nest is an eclectic treasure trove while Few and Far is a beautiful curation of homewares from around the world.

Treat Yourself

At Il Locale Gelato, they scoop up locally produced gelato, so does The Dairy Bar in The Treat Factory, but they also do really yummy sundaes and milkshakes. And we really should give Berry Donut Van another shout out, because they are famous after all.

Wine Tasting

At Silos Estate Cellar Door, taste the flavours of the Shoalhaven region in their fully restored 1870s building. Coolangatta Estate is a little further out of Berry, but it’s well worth the trip for their award-winning wines and beautiful grounds. The boutique winery, Two Figs Winery produce wines that are equally as impressive as the views that look out over the Shoalhaven River.

PLACES TO STAY

Drawing Rooms of Berry

The Shoalhaven escarpment forms the backdrop to four stylish self-contained lodges. Tucked away on beautiful acreage, all the lodge are designed differently, but each one is fitted out with all the mod cons you and the girls will need. Plus, a much-welcomed sense of privacy.

From $299 per night

21 Wattamolla Road, Berry

 

The Berry Inn

Once working stables, the building has been transformed into the gorgeous Berry Inn. Situated in the middle of town, this hotel is the king of convenience. They offer different room set ups such as the traditional suite, two-bedroom apartment, family suites. With its winning location, you never have to compromise on things to do in Berry.

From $170 per night

17 Prince Alfred Street, Berry

 

Circa 1890

A classic period cottage with a picket fence is the holiday house to rent in Berry. Not only is it steps from Berry’s foodie scene, but it also sleeps up to six adults across three double bedrooms. It has a country kitchen, open fire, private massage and treatment room and an outdoor entertaining area.

From $265 per night

68 Queen Street, Berry

 

Bellawongarah at Berry

Is a country escape more your style? Show your partner you love them (berry much) with a stay at Bellawongarah, just minutes from Berry Village. The one-acre property has two types of accommodation: a small cottage with a private garden and a sprawling, three-level country home with a verandah and library. A perfect romantic getaway in NSW for a long-weekend.

From $270 per night (Two-night minimum stay) 

869 Kangaroo Valley Road, Bellawongarah

 

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