The Best Things to do in Berry: 12 Family Favourites
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Sydney families needn't travel far for a peaceful country escape because the quaint yet sophisticated town of Berry is just a two-hour drive away, and boy are there plenty of things to do in Berry!
Nestled on the South Coast of NSW, this country escape boasts rolling green hills, award-winning restaurants, heritage buildings, and a whole lot more. Whether you're a family who wants to unwind, explore, adventure, taste, shop or stay a little bit longer, you can do it all in Berry.
The Best Things to Do in Berry: 12 Family Favourites
1. Visit Berry Historic Museum
First up on our list of things to do in Berry, The Berry Historic Museum is well worth a stop-off and the perfect chance to soak up the local history.
It's free of charge, and boasts an extensive collection of artefacts, memorabilia, photographs and records, and even a 'please, do touch' room for kids to get hands-on! Type on an old typewriter, check out uniforms from World War I and be sure to check out the kitchen, preserved in the style of an era gone by.
Location: 135 Queen Street
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2. Go for a Picnic at Apex Park
In the mood for a picnic? Apex Park in the town centre is the perfect spot to lay down a blanket and enjoy a yummy picnic.
Aside from its convenient location in the centre of town where you can do some decent people-watching and enjoy the hustle and bustle of beautiful Berry, Apex Park's gorgeous gardens and rotunda make it such an idyllic spot for picnicking!
Location: 10 Prince Alfred Street
3. Play at Boongaree Rotary Nature Play Park
If the kids are chomping at the bit to let off some steam, we've got the perfect playground for them to do it!
Visiting Boongaree Rotary Nature Play Park is one of the best things to do in Berry when you've got active kids in tow. The mega playground was built in 2022 and has since become one of the best playgrounds in regional NSW. With flying foxes, sensory play areas, swings, slides, climbing nets, exercise equipment, and separate play zones for big and little kids, there's plenty to keep the kids occupied at Boongaree Rotary Nature Play Park.
Location: 151 North Street
4. Stop off at the Famous Donut Van
A list of things to do in Berry just isn't complete without stopping off at the famous Donut Van!
For over 56 years the Famous Berry Donut Van has been perfecting their warm cinnamon donuts. The van once toured Australia, bestowing its doughy goodness across the country, but now it calls Berry its permanent home. Be sure to stop off here for a mid-adventure pick-me-up!
Location: 73 Queen Street
5. Soak up History at the Courthouse
Next on your list of things to do in Berry: the Berry Courthouse.
The gardens of the Berry Courthouse are a top wedding venue, and well worth a stroll during your mini getaway. You'll see Manchurian pear trees, old Camellias, green hedges, granite pathways, fragrant blooms in the spring and stunning amber colours in the Autumn - a total feast for your senses. You'll definitely have to take a snap of the courthouse's exterior face, which is classic Greek revival architecture. Pure serenity!
Location: 58 Victoria Street
6. Splash at Seven Mile Beach
If you want to breathe in some fresh coastal air while you're visiting, look no further than the beautiful Seven Mile Beach Sand Track Walk.
Easy enough for the whole family, this level walk wanders among the forest of majestic tall blackbutt trees, before arriving in the middle of Seven Mile Beach—halfway between Gerroa and Shoalhaven Heads. Here, you can admire the golden stretch of beach stretching out in both directions. Enjoy a swim here before retracing your steps or wandering back along the beach!
Location: Gerroa and Shoalhaven Heads
7. Grab a Table at Milkwood Bakery
If your list of things to do in Berry includes eating delicious foods then you'll want to head straight to this spot!
Milkwood Bakery is the eatery that is always recommended to the town's visitors. Here you can get delicious takeaway coffee, cakes, bread and pastries from the bakery and enjoy a bite to eat in the cosy cafe or take them home to enjoy. It really is a total experience for your senses and the perfect treat for hungry kids!
Location: 109 Queen Street
8. Explore the Silos Estate
At Silos Estate, there are delicious drops of the goof stuff for mums and dads to enjoy, and alpacas for the kids!
At Silos, you can taste premium wines at the Cellar Door, have a gourmet meal at Silos Restaurant, say hello to the alpacas at the onsite alpaca farm, or stay the night at one of their boutique cottages.
Location: B640 Princes Hwy, Berry
9. Indulge Your Sweet Tooth at The Treat Factory & Dairy Bar
The Treat Factory & Dairy Bar is a must-visit for families!
Sample some of their massive variety of handmade chocolates, smell the delicious scents of confectionery in the production stage, and marvel as some of your favourite foods are made right in front of your eyes. Or, pick up a locally-made South Coast gelato! What child wouldn't be desperate for a stopover here?
Location: Unit 6 Old Creamery Lane
10. Go Shopping
A day out in Berry just isn't complete without a little retail therapy.
Boutique shopping is how it's done in the small town, with numerous boutique shops on offer around the Berry Village on Queen Street and in some lesser-known spots too!
11. Visit the Markets
If you really want to shop up a storm, we suggest adding the local markets to your list of the best things to do in Berry!
Stopping off at the Berry Markets is a great outing if you're in town on the weekend. Berry Showground comes alive on the first Sunday of the month when over 200 stallholders set up shop selling everything from fresh produce to artisan homewares, craft goods, scented candles, baked treats, fresh bread, collectibles, books, plants, and plenty more!
Location: 35 Alexandra Street
12. Grab a Drink at The Southern Hotel
After a day of exploring and adventuring, visit Berry's iconic family pub, the Southern Hotel right in the heart of town.
There's a kids' playground so you can relax with a drink while they play, watch the footy, enjoy some pub fare, listen to live music and soak up the experience of a truly Aussie country pub.
Location: 95 Queen Street
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