our south coast
When contacting us about tours many people ask us for ideas on where to stay, where to eat out and other things to do or see during their South Coast visit.
So, here’s a list on some of our friends, products and services that you might find useful in planning your trip to our beautiful region. The list isn’t exhaustive nor does it count as a recommendation, but it offers a start for some of the places you might like to explore!
South Coast Holidays – for holiday homes accommodating couples to families and groups across the Illawarra and Shoalhaven
Berry Getaways – for holiday homes accommodating couples to families and groups in Berry
Little Blowhole Café, Kiama – specialising in local produce and making everything from scratch.
Blue Espresso Bar, Gerringong – great coffee and pastries/cakes sourced from Berry
The Blue Swimmer at Seahaven, Gerroa
Berry Woodfired Sourdough Bakery – great bread and pastries, open for breakfast and lunch
The Silos – Winery and Restaurant at Jasper’s Brush
Coolangatta Estate – Cellar Door, Alexander’s Restaurant and accommodation at Coolangatta (near Shoalhaven Heads)
Hungry Duck – Berry
Wharf Rd – Restaurant and Bar at Nowra, and recently awarded a chef’s hat in the SMH Good Food Guide!
The Butterfactory – at Pyree and a regular stop for lunch on our tours
Berry Country Fair: 1st Sunday of each month (except January) – Berry Showground
Kangaroo Valley Market: 2nd Saturday of each month
Shellharbour Village Markets: 2nd Sunday of each month
Kiama Seaside Market: 3rd Sunday of each month
Greenwell Point Markets: 3rd Sunday of each month
Kiama Produce Market: 4th Saturday of each month
Pyree Village Arts, Craft and Produce market: 4th Sunday of each month
More about the stunning South Coast
Friendly people, a relaxed laid-back way of life, bountiful fresh produce and idyllic towns, villages and beaches define the South Coast of NSW. It is home to some of the east coast’s most scenic and beautiful landscapes. There’s also an abundance of fresh produce, seafood, artisan food products, cheeses and wines.
The unspoilt natural beauty of the southern coastline of New South Wales unfolds in a series of bays and coves. Little townships, many with interesting histories, are known for their fine food and wines, and great country markets. The region offers a magnificent diversity of coastal, forest, mountain and rural country. Its natural environment provides the atmosphere for a peaceful, relaxing or adventurous visit in contact with Australia’s unique flora and fauna.
There’s rugged landscapes ranging from Saddleback Mountain just outside of Kiama whose lookout provides a magnificent coastal and rural scenic outlook back to the Pacific Ocean, to Kiama’s famous Blowhole which often draws a crowd. There’s the lush Minnamurra Rainforest and those up into the Kangaroo Valley, to the many miles of exquisite beaches including Seven Mile Beach national park which is home to a wealth of bird and animal life.
There are historic towns like Jamberoo, established around 1820, originally to harvest the rich cedar forests that built much of colonial Sydney. And then there’s Berry the first truly rural town south of Sydney, surrounded by rich dairy country at the foot of the coastal escarpment.
On any weekend there are craft and produce markets being held up and down the coast. Over the past 15 years the Shoalhaven Coast has flourished as a wine growing region. There are over 15 vineyards throughout the region all producing a wide variety of quality wines.
Tempted to taste your way around the South Coast? Find out more about food tours of the delicious South Coast.
Click here for info on some of our friends, products and services that you might find useful in planning your trip to our beautiful region.