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About Berry

Never been to Berry? That’s ok, we’ve got the guide below to help start you on your journey to discovering this amazing little space of Australia.

How to get to Berry

Berry is situated on the NSW South Coast, here are a few of the ways you can get to it.

Drive: It is approx two hours drive south of Sydney and three hours from Canberra.

Train: Trains from Central station Sydney leave every 1-2h during peak times and 3-4h during off peak. You can view the schedule on the TransportNSW website.

Airport: The closest airport is Wollongong [WOL] Airport which is 25.2 km away. Other nearby airports include Sydney [SYD] (102.9 km).


Berry, even in the July period, is a popular tourist location. Be sure to book early to make sure you can stay in town.

However is you miss out, there are many other options just near by – take a look at towns like Coolongatta / Shoalhaven Heads (8min), Bomaderry (12min),  Nowra (17min), Kiama(18min) or Gerringong (11min).

The Berry website has a great starting point for accommodation.

Consider getting a group together for the many AirB’n’B and bed and breakfast options.

Fun Facts About Berry

  • The indigenous people of the area were the Wodi Wodi people of the Dharawal nation.
  • The town takes its name from the Scottish entrepreneurial family of Alexander Berry and his brother David Berry.
  •  It was settled in 1825 and originally known as Broughton Creek.
  • The original trade in town was a tannery, followed by a saw mill in 1840 when a water wheel was built onsite.
  • Film Critic Bill Collins was born in Berry in 1934, as was actor Garry McDonald (1948) and NRL player John McDonell (1943)
  • One of the committee’s extended family had a property overlooking Berry and 7 Mile Beach.

Things to do

There is a lot to do in and around Berry! Check out these pages for more information about shops, places of interest, beaches and more.

  • 7 Mile Beach
  • Berry Donut Van
  • Berry Heritage Museum & other heritage sites
  • Berry Nature Walks
  • Fitzroy Falls
  • Boongaree Rotary Play Park
  • The Berry Treat Factory
  • Kangaroo Valley
  • Lots of great small boutique shops and eccentric stores
There are many pages dedicated to tourism in Berry, here are 2 great ones: