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Sydney To Canberra Road Trip

Planning a Sydney to Canberra road trip?  Great choice!

There are two ways to drive from Sydney to Canberra – via the South Coast or via the Southern Highlands.  Our favourite is via the South Coast.  There is so much more to see and do travelling the coastal route before heading inland to Braidwood.  Let our Sydney Canberra road trip planner guide you on your Australian road trip.  This could easily be a 5-day east coast road trip or even longer, it all depends on how much time you have.

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Sydney To Canberra Road Trip Itinerary

This route will take you from Sydney to:

  • Wollongong
  • Jamberoo (side trip)
  • Kiama
  • Gerringong
  • Gerroa
  • Berry
  • Kangaroo Valley (side trip)
  • Nowra
  • Jervis Bay
  • Nerriga
  • Braidwood
  • Bungendore
  • Queanbeyan
  • Canberra

If you are short of time you can bypass some of these towns, or if you have plenty of time we would recommend including all of them.  Each town offers the visitor something different to experience.

Frequently Asked Questions Sydney Canberra Drive Journey

How long does it take from Sydney to Canberra by car in one day?

To drive direct from Sydney down the M1/M5/M23 is approximately 3.30 hours depending on traffic leaving Sydney.

Where do you stop off driving from Sydney to Canberra in one day?

If you are taking the coastal route you can stop in Wollongong for breakfast, Kiama for morning tea, Jervis Bay for lunch, Bungendore for afternoon tea and dinner in Canberra.

If you are driving through the Southern Highlands we would recommend Bowral for breakfast, Yass for lunch and Canberra for dinner. This is the shortest route.

Are there wineries along the way from Sydney to Canberra?

The Southern Highlands have many wineries in and around Bowral.

If you take the Shoalhaven route there are wineries around Berry and Kiama.

 Sydney to Sublime Point Lookout

Sublime Point Lookout

Travel distance from Sydney to Sublime Point – 66.3 km with an average driving time of 1 hour 15 minutes.

View from Sublime Point

Sublime Point Lookout is only an hour 15 minutes drive from Sydney. You are greeted with 270-degree views from Southern Sydney to Kiama.

If you are an experienced hiker you may enjoy the Sublime Point Track which takes around 45 minutes to complete.

Sublime Point Café is open from:

Wednesday to Friday – 9 am  to 3.30 pm

Saturday to Sunday – 8 am to 4.30 pm

For the latest photos and reviews on the Sublime Point Cafe click here



Travel distance from Sublime Point to Wollongong 26.5 km with an average driving time of 20 minutes.

Top Things to Do in Wollongong

Wollongong is an aboriginal name meaning between the mountain and the sea. It is NSW’s 3rd largest city, after Sydney and Newcastle, and famous for its beaches, art galleries, eating establishments and outdoor activities.

Wollongong Botanical Gardens

Callistemon Bottle Brush Native Flower

Address: Murphy’s Avenue Keiraville

Opening Hours: 7 am  – 5 pm daily

Closed: Good Friday and Christmas Day

Entry: Free

Visit the 10 garden collections that include:

  • The Rainforest Collect
  • The Dryland Gardens
  • The Palm Gardens and more

One of the highlights is the Towri Bush Tucker Garden which is named after the traditional custodians of this land.  Learn how they use the plants for food and medicine.

On your visit, you may also get to see some of the locals such as Eastern Water Dragons, Echidnas, Kookaburras and more.

For the latest travellers photos and reviews click here.

North Wollongong Beach

North Wollongong Beach

Head to North Wollongong Beach for a family picnic, a bbq, rock pools, a wading area and it is good for surfing.  North Wollongong Beach is patrolled every day of the year. There are also shops and cafes in the vicinity.

Parking: free

Address: Cliff Road, North Wollongong

Wollongong City Beach

Wollongong City Beach is 3.1 km long running from Flagstaff Point to the Port Kembla seawall.

Parking: Free at the base of Flagstaff Hill and along the foreshore reserve

Address: 1 Marine Drive Wollongong

Wollongong Science Centre & Planetarium

The largest Planetarium in New South Wales and the Science Centre covers everything from dinosaurs to electronics and perfect fun for kids.

Address: Innovation Campus, Wollongong Science Centre, 60 Squires Way, North Wollongong

Opening Hours: Monday to Thursday 9 am – 5 pm

Friday to Saturday 10 am – 4 pm

Sunday 9 am – 5 pm

Closed New Years Day, Australia Day, Easter Sunday, Christmas Day, Boxing Day

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Where to Stay in Wollongong

4.5 Star – Novotel Wollongong North Beach 

Address: 2-14 Cliff Road opposite North Wollongong Beach

Perfect for families and couples the Novotel offers a swimming pool, fitness centre, day, spa, restaurant, 2 bars and family rooms.

For the latest reviews and travellers photos click here

4.5 Star – Sage Hotel Wollongong

Address: 60-62 Harbour Street Wollongong

Perfect for all types of stays the Sage Hotel offers an outdoor heated pool, a children’s activities room, a fitness centre, two restaurants The Coldwater Creek Restaurant and Bar and the Five Islands Room & Terrace Restaurant.

For the latest reviews and travellers photos click here


Top Places to Eat in Wollongong

Fish and chips

Diggies at 1 Cliff Road North Wollongong.  A casual café with an innovative seasonal menu. Try their local fish and chips.

Seafood Platter at Pepe's on the Beach

Pepe’s on the Beach at 14 Cliff Road North Wollongong.  Alfresco dining with a Californian inspired menu. Pepe’s on the beach is one of our favourite restaurants in North Wollongong and one of our favourite dishes is the seafood platter.

Harbourfront Seafood Restaurant at Endeavour Drive North Wollongong. Local fresh seafood with beautiful views over Wollongong Harbour.

For the latest Harbourfront Seafood Restaurant photos and reviews click here

Side Trip to Jamberoo

Travel distance from Wollongong to Jamberoo is 32.7km and average driving time is 35 minutes.

Things to do in Jamberoo

The aboriginal word Jamberoo means ‘track’.  Jamberoo is famous for its rainforest and waterfalls at Minnamurra.  Jamberoo is a historical dairy town in a rich lush dairy farming area on the South Coast.

Visit the Minnamurra Rainforest Centre and Minnamurra Falls

Minnamurra Falls


The Minnamurra Rainforest Centre is located in the Budderoo National Park.  You can walk timber boardwalks through the rainforest to Minnamurra Falls. Walk amongst the lyrebirds and wallabies and enjoy picnics and BBQs.  There is a café available.

Address: 345 Minnamurra Falls Road off Jamberoo Mountain Road

Opening Hours: Daily 9 am-5 pm Christmas Day closed

For more travellers photos and reviews of the Minnamurra Rainforest click here.

Illawarra Fly

A treetop canopy walk, one of 4 steel canopy walks in Australia.  It is 500m long with an average height of 25 metres. On a clear day you will be able to see the coastline 35 km away.

Address: 182 Knights Hill Road, 16km from Jamberoo via the Jamberoo Mountain Road

Opening Hours: Daily 9 am-5 pm

Where to stay in Jamberoo

Saleyard Motel & Accommodation at the Jamberoo Pub

Jamberoo Pub

The Jamberoo Pub has two types of accommodation available.  Traditional pub style accommodation with 9 rooms and shared bathrooms in the pub itself.

3.5-star Saleyard Motel behind the beer garden offers 9 self-contained rooms suitable for families and small groups of between 2 – 4 people.


Where to eat in Jamberoo

Jamberoo Pub 

Menu sample from the Jamberoo Pub Bistro

The Jamberoo Pub was built in 1857 and it is a firm favourite of locals and visitors to Jamberoo.  It is open for lunch and dinner.  You can dine in the dining room, outside on the terrace or amongst the memorabilia in the Johnny Warren Football Museum. Johnny Warren was a top well-known footballer and he was the Uncle of the current owners.

Address: 12 Allowrie Street Jamberoo

Jamberoo to Kiama

Kiama Headland

Travel distance from Jamberoo to Kiama is 9.9 km and the average driving time is 15 minutes.

Things to do in Kiama

Kiama is perfect for that weekend getaway or midweek staycation.  Kiama offers gastronomic delights with trendy bars, restaurants and cafes offering a range of cuisines for all to enjoy.  Head to Kiama for luxury accommodation and boutique shopping experiences.

Kiama Blowhole

Kiama Blowhole

Experience the Kiama Blowhole –  as the loud noise escapes the sea surge pushes water in and the compressed air at the end forces spray up through the hole.  The Blowhole works best when a south-east swell is running.  It is the largest blowhole in the world.

Visit the Kiama Lighthouse

Kiama Lighthouse

The Kiama Lighthouse was established in 1887, it is also called the Kiama Light.  It is still an active lighthouse being powered by a 120v 1000 watt quartz halogen lamp.

Address: Blowhole Point Kiama, near the Kiama blowhole.

Old Fire Station Gallery

Kiama Fire Station

Whilst in Kiama visit the Old Fire Station Gallery originally built in 1915.  Each week you will find a new exhibition by local artists.  Why not say hi to Daisy the Cow who stands guarding the fire station, she is repainted regularly to reflect the current exhibition.

Kiama is Home to Heritage Buildings 

Kiama was first settled in the 1820s and as you wander down the main street you cannot miss the grand old Post Office which was built in 1878, Kiama Court House and the Police Station built later in 1884.

Pilot Cottage House

The Pilot Cottage House was constructed in 1880 and the first pilot moved in with his family in 1881.  The pilots’ duties included advising of storm warnings, weather reports, collection of fees and maintenance.

Address: Blowhole Point Road

Open: Friday to Monday

Kiama’s Terrace Houses

The Terrace Houses were originally built for the local quarry workers in 1886.  They have now been classified as National Trust buildings and have been converted into house cafes, boutiques, eateries and clothes shops.

Address: Collins Street Kiama

Heritage Walks

Visit the Kiama Tourist Information Centre at Blowhole Point Road just off 6 Terralong Street for details on the heritage walks available.

Where to stay in Kiama

The Sebel Kiama 

The Sebel Kiama is a 4.5-star resort located on Kiama Harbour.  The hotel offers 80 rooms spread over 3 levels and they also have family rooms available, free parking, fitness centre and wifi.  You can dine at the Yves Bar &  Restaurant. The Blowhole is 0.8 km away.

For the latest reviews and travellers photos click here

Kiama Shores

Kiama Shores is located at 45-51 Collins Street. They offer spacious, well fitted and beautifully decorated rooms, some with a balcony or spa bath.  The hotel also offers an outdoor salted swimming pool and free parking.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are enjoyed at the 3 Brothers Dining restaurant. Italian cuisine using fresh local produce is on offer.

For the latest travellers reviews and photos click here


Kiama Harbour Cabins

Located at Blowhole Point and 750m from Kiama’s Surf Beach the Cabins are very popular.  They offer 1, 2 and 3-bedroom cabins with balcony, some with spa baths, fully equipped kitchen and free wifi.

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Big 4 Easts Beach Holiday Park

Located right on the beach in Ocean Street in a 35-acre park the Easts Beach Holiday Park offers cottages, suites and villa accommodation.  The Park also has an onsite café, 2 swimming pools, playground and Sunny’s Aquaventure Waterpark.


Where to Eat in Kiama

Otis Deli

Address106 Terralong Street Kiama

Otis Deli offers middle eastern cuisine with vegan and gluten-free options.

Opening hours: Wednesday to Friday 8 am –  3 pm.

Saturday and Sunday 8 am – 4 pm.

Customer review: “Had an amazing lunch on a quick detour via Kiama. Delicious!!! So good we bought take away for our dinner tonight which was even better if possible than lunch.
Decided that Otis is worth a detour no matter where you are headed. I must tell you EVERYTHING is gorgeous” – Gabrielle August 2020

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Silica Restaurant and Bar

Address: 72 Manning Street Kiama

Fully licensed restaurant offering a la carte menu and a bar menu showing the South Coast’s produce.

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Hungry Monkey Kiama 

Address: 532 Collins Street Kiama

Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.  The Hungry Monkey is licensed and some of their most popular dishes are the Hungry Monkey Breakfast and their burgers.

For the latest photos and reviews of the Hungry Monkey in Kiama click here

Kiama to Gerringong

Werri Beach Gerringong

Distance from Kiama to Gerringong is 10.2 km with an average driving time of 12 minutes.

Gerringong comes from the Aboriginal word meaning ‘a fearful place’.  Originally a rural dairy village Gerringong has awakened from being a sleepy seaside village to a popular seaside resort town on the South Coast.

Things to do in Gerringong

Gerringong is not short of historical buildings:

  • Heritage Museum at 10 Blackwood Street Open on Saturday and Sunday from 1300-1600
  • 1856 the oldest building in Gerringong is the Boat Harbour Store at the corner of Fern & Jupiter Streets
  • 1870 Methodist Church in Bridges Street
  • 1874 Anglican Church 103 Fern Street
  • 1882 St Marys of the Sea Church Fern Street
  • 1883 Police Station at 89 Fern Street
  • 1884 Gerringong Uniting Church in Fern Street

Whale Watching Platform

Whale watching

Between the months of May to July and September to November head to the Whale Watching Platform on Belinda Street to watch the migrating whales head North and then return south later in the year.

Surf Werri Beach

Werri Beach at Pacific Avenue is your classical Australian surf beach and also popular with families and for swimming.

Swim at the Ourie Rockpool

In Geering Street you can swim in the Ourie Rockpool.

Canoe and Fish at the Werri Lagoon

Head to the north end of Werri Beach for canoeing and fishing in the Werri Lagoon.


On the 3rd Saturday of every month between 8 am –  2 pm the Rotary Markets are held in the Park on 108 Fern Street. Be sure to try the Gerringong Pious Pies.

Where to Stay in Gerringong

Mercure Gerringong Resort

Address: 1 Fern Street Gerringong

Located 5 minutes from Werri Beach the Mercure Gerringong has 52 Standard and Superior rooms with balcony and spa suites to suit all types of travellers.  Dine at the Bella Char Restaurant and Wine Bay, indulge in a spa treatment at Bella Spa, play a game of tennis or two on their tennis courts or just laze beside their 2 onsite pools.

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Sundara Beach House – Luxury Accommodation 

Sundara Luxury Accommodation

Sundara Beach House is located opposite Werri Beach.  Sundara is the word for ‘beautiful’ in Sanskrit and you will understand why it is named Sundara once you see it.

Sundara offers 6 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, saltwater pool, spa, airconditioning and 2 gas fires and more and is perfect for families, groups and friends.

Looking for a girls weekend away in Gerringong? Look no further than Sundara.


Click Here: WINTER SPECIAL from JUNE 1 to AUG 31, 2021 Stay at least two nights and receive a free night (subject to availability). Guests will also be gifted a bottle of wine from Two Fig's Winery. Our booking system doesn’t allow us to deduct the free night, and our standard tariff will be quoted. Please submit a booking for the total nights required, and we will re-calculate the tariff for you. Prices from $900 per night, Sunday to Thursday for up to 12 people (min. 2 nights, inc. cleaning and linen.

Willowvale Estate – Crooked River Vineyards

Address: 11 Willowvale Road Gerringong

Nestled in the Crooked River Vineyards is Willowvale Estate.  The house offers accommodation for 4 couples/8 guests with a full-size kitchen with breathtaking views.

Werri Beach Holiday Park

Address: 1A Bridges Road Gerringong

The Werri Beach Holiday Park offers standard, spa and deluxe spa cabins for travellers as well as powered and unpowered sites. The resort has a swimming pool and children’s playground.

Dogs are allowed outside of NSW holidays.


Where to Eat in Gerringong

Hill Bar and Kitchen

Address: 98 Fern Street Gerringong

With breathtaking views over Werri Beach Hill Bar & Kitchen is open for lunch and dinner and offers modern Australian cuisine in a coastal atmosphere.

For the latest reviews and photos click here

Perfect Break Vegetarian Café

Address: 115 Fern Street Gerringong

Open for breakfast and lunch the Perfect Break offers Mexican and Mediterranean cuisine with indoor and outdoor seating available.

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Sea Vista Café

Address: 1 Noble Street Gerringong

Open for breakfast and lunch Sea Vista Café offers views over Werri Beach, modern Australian cuisine with vegan and gluten-free options available.

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Stoic Brewing

Address: Unit 6 45 Rowlins Road Gerringong

Established in 2018 the family-owned Brewery offers beer and cider on tap.

Open from Wednesday to Sunday

Crooked River Wines


Address: 11 Willowvale Road Gerringong

Established in 1998 the award-winning Crooked River Wines offers red and white wines with views over the mountain and the sea.  It is also home to Uncle Joe’s Brew which offers a variety of craft beers brewed onsite.

The Cellar Door is open from Tuesday to Sunday from 1030 to 1600.

The Crooked River Restaurant offers Modern Australian cuisine inspired by locally grown produce with vegetarian and gluten-free options.


Gerroa at Sunset

Distance from Gerringong to Gerroa is 4.4 km with an average driving time of 10 minutes.

Gerroa is a seaside town located on 7 Mile Beach. Back in the 60s, Gerroa was home to many retreats run by the Christian Brothers. Today Gerroa is popular for its beach and fishing.

Things to do in Gerroa

The Sand Track Walk from Gerroa to Shoalhaven Heads 

You can walk the 13km from Gerroa to Shoalhaven Heads – it is an easy walk for all. Along the way, you will pass through forests, rainforests, enjoy a swim and enjoy the fauna and flora.

Visit the Kingsford Smith Memorial Park

On the 11th January 1933, Kingsford Smith flew the first commercial flight from Australia to New Zealand in the Southern Cross to New Plymouth after taking off from 7 Mile Beach.  The flight commenced in Sydney that morning. The flight took 14 hours and 10 minutes in total.

There is a memorial in the park as well as a lookout over 7 Mile Beach.

Black Head Fossils & Rock Fishing

At the eastern end of Stafford Street is the best display of fossils in NSW that date back to 250-300 million years ago.  You can still see the fossils. Note it is illegal to remove them.


Where to Stay in Gerroa

The Rotunda @ Gerroa

Address: 51 Burke Parade Gerroa

A 4 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom house 100m from the beach suitable for up to 13 guests,  fully equipped with everything that you will need to enjoy your vacation.  It is also pet friendly.

Discovery Park Gerroa

Address: 107 Crooked River Road

The Discovery Park has a range of self-contained cabins, a swimming pool, children’s playground and a surf school on site.


Where To Eat in Gerroa

The Blue Swimmer Cafe

Blue Swimmer Cafe

Address: 19 Riverleigh Avenue Gerroa

Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner The Blue Swimmer is popular with locals and visitors offering a menu of fresh seasonal local ingredients.

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Gerroa Boat Fishermans Club

Address: 68 Crooked River Road

Open for lunch and dinner the Gerroa Boat Fishermans Club offers diners a scrumptious menu with locally sourced products and stunning views over 7 Mile Beach.  They offer a courtesy shuttle bus for patrons.

For more photos and reviews of the Gerroa Boat Fishermans Club click here

Gerroa to Berry

Distance from Gerroa to Berry is 12.5 km with an average driving time of 15 minutes.


Berry is located 144km south of Sydney which makes it a very easy destination to visit for your staycation. It is known as the ‘town of trees’. Early settlers planted dozens of elm, oak and beech trees.  It has become a trendy weekend destination with award-winning restaurants, wineries and excellent homeware boutique shopping experiences.

Berry has its fair share of heritage buildings:

  • 1873 – Timber Shop at 131 Queen Street
  • 1884 E S & A Bank Building at 135 Queen Street. It is now a museum that is open on Sundays between 1100-1500 and in school holidays and on public holidays between 1100-1400
  • 1885 – St Lukes Church of England in Princess Street
  • 1886 – Berry Post & Telegraph Office at 137 Prince Alfred Street
  • 1889 – Commercial Bank of Sydney on the corner of Queen and Prince Alfred Streets

A Heritage Walk is available – you can download the route here

Things to do in Berry NSW

Berry is a foodies heaven!

Buy Local Produce

Our favourite shop is South Coast Providores.    They cook their famous conserves, chutneys, marmalades, pickles, relishes and sauces on the premises.  The waft of their Indian Lime chutney had our taste buds going.  We challenge you to leave empty-handed.

Address: 89 Queen Street Berry

Closed: Tuesday and Wednesday

Enjoy a Gelato

Il Gelato Cafe

Chatting with the owner of South Coast Providores she recommended that we should try Il Locale Gelato which sources its products from the nearby Pines Dairy.

Shop for Antiques, Homewares, Arts and Crafts

Berry has many quaint antique, homewares, arts and crafts shops.  It could take you a whole day just to wander around the shops.

Berry Markets

Berry’s markets are very popular.  We can recommend that you arrive early for parking.

Not only are there the country markets, Berry also has:

  • wine and food festivals
  • lifestyle workshops
  • yoga workshops
  • author talks
  • cooking schools
  • floral and interior design schools
  • live music

For full information click here.

Visit Local Wineries

The Shoalhaven region is one of the up and coming wine regions in NSW.

Some of the local wineries to visit:

Coolangatta Estate Winery

Coolangatta Estate Winery

Coolangatta Estate Winery is located at 1335 Bolong Road Coolangatta.

You can dine in the restaurant which is open for lunch on Saturday between 12 pm and 2.30 pm and dinner on Saturday night from 6 pm.

  • Grazing Board and Wine Paddle

There are Graze Boards and wine tasting available daily.

The Cellar Door is open 7 days from 10 am to 5 pm. Wine Tasting Experiences are available, bookings essential.

Two Figs Winery

Two Figs Winery is located at 905 Bolong Road Berry.

Cellar Door open daily from 11 am – 5 pm bookings are essential for tastings.

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Silos Estate

Silos Estate is located at B640 Princes Highway Berry.

The Cellar Door is open daily from 11 am to 5 pm. Closed Christmas Day.

Tasting Experiences are available, bookings required.

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Mountain Ridge Winery

The Mountain Ridge Winery is located at 11 Coolangatta Road Coolangatta.

Opening hours:

Monday – Friday 9 am – 3 pm.

Saturday – Sunday 9 am – 5pm.

Mountain Ridge Restaurant is available daily for breakfast from 9 am and lunch from 11.30 am. Local produce is used in their Modern Australian cuisine menu.

Bookings required.

Where to stay in Berry

 Coolangatta Estate

Address: 1335 Bolong Road Berry

Stay in convict-built cottages that offer family, double and suite rooms.

Enjoy the onsite restaurant, cellar door and outdoor pool with spectacular views over the winery.

For the latest reviews and photos from travellers of the Coolangatta Estate click here

Mt Hay Retreat

Address: 260 Mt Hay Road Off Bong Bong Road Berry

5 deluxe king suites are available with kitchenette and a shared 33m heated indoor pool set on 360 acres with magnificent views.

For the latest reviews and travellers photos of the Mt Hay Retreat click here

Silos Estate

Address: 640 Princes Highway Berry

Spa Suites are available with fully equipped kitchens and a private balcony.

Sitting Room Suites available that are self-contained with kitchenette and private balcony.

All with views over the vineyard.

For the latest reviews and travellers photos click here for the Silos Estate

The Berry Inn

Address: 17 Prince Alfred Street Lot 2 Berry

Family rooms and suites available in the boutique Berry Inn. Stay in converted stables with contemporary modern décor.

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Berry Village Boutique Motel

Address: 72 – 76 Queen Street Berry

The Berry Village Boutique Motel is a 4 star 24 room boutique hotel offering family rooms, deluxe Queen and King rooms, sun terrace, pool and bar.


 Where to Eat in Berry

South on Albany

Address: 3/65 Queen Street and corner of Albany Street Bery

Fresh locally sourced produce and regional wine list.

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Emporium Food Company

Address: 127B Queen Street Berry

Exciting Café menu with vegetarian and gluten-free options. Open till 3 pm.

For the latest reviews and photos of the Emporium Food Company click here

Hungry Monkey Berry 

Address: 23 Prince Alfred Street Berry

Opened late 2019 and sister restaurant to Hungry Monkey in Kiama the Berry restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.  They are famous for their burgers and breakfast.

For the latest reviews and photos click here

Salmon & Co

Address: 71 Queen Street Berry

You will find Salmon & Company in an old blacksmith shop where they smoke their own meats.  Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner they pride themselves on using local seasonal produce.  Vegetarian and gluten-free options available.

For the latest photos and reviews for Salmon & Co click here

Berry to Kangaroo Valley

Hampden Bridge Kangaroo Valley

Driving distance from Berry to Kangaroo Valley is 20 km with an average driving time of 25 minutes.

To Travel Too Tip: Take the State Tourist Drive 7 that winds up through Berry Mountain and stop at the Cambewarra Lookout for views and a visit to the Cafe.

Camberwarra Cafe

The Lookout Cambewarra Café is over 100 years old and has a reputation for great Devonshire Teas.

Open daily from 10 am to 3 pm.

Kangaroo Valley is known as ‘Australia’s most beautiful valley’.  First sighted in 1812 by George Evans, a surveyor explorer, he claimed ‘no painter could beautify’. Settlement occurred 5 years later in 1817 when the area began to be cleared and settled following the arrival of Charles Throsby and Captain Richard Brooks.

In 1977 the whole town was classified by the National Trust Association.

Things to do in Kangaroo Valley

View the Historical Buildings in Kangaroo Valley

  • 1872 Anglican Church of the Good Shepherd
  • 1880s Post Office
  • 1880s Fudge House Building
  • 1882 Church of the Good Shepherd Rectory
  • 1890 The Old Bakery
  • 1892 Friendly Inn
  • 1904 Court House

Visit the many popular craft shops, tea rooms and cafes.

Kangaroo Valley

Walk the Hampden Bridge

Hampden Bridge is located just outside the village and is Australia’s last surviving wooden suspension bridge with its special Gothic Victorian sandstone towers that create the effect of entering a medieval castle.

Picnic at the Kangaroo River

Either side of the Hampden Bridge there are picnic and BBQ facilities to enjoy.

Canoe the Kangaroo River

Kangaroo Valley Canoes offer canoes or kayak adventures on the Kangaroo River. They have half-day, full-day and multi-day canoe and kayak trips.

Visit the Kangaroo Valley Museum to see:

  • Dairy
  • Forge
  • Schoolhouse
  • Settlers cottage
  • Archie Chittck Museum
  • War Remembrance Room
  • Talking history visual displays

Enjoy the 7 hectares of bush and walking tracks.

Open: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 1000-1600

Open every day of the NSW school holidays

Address: 2029 Moss Vale Road (B73)

Where To Stay in Kangaroo Valley

Kangaroo Valley Golf & Country Resort

Address: 390 Mount Scanzi Road Kangaroo Valley

The Kangaroo Valley Golf & Country Resort offers 1 and 2 bedroom cottages and villas with:



outdoor seating areas with views

18 hole Golf Course

outdoor swimming pool

tennis court

The Woolshed Restaurant is open for dinner on Friday & Saturday nights between 6 pm and 8.30 pm.

The Laurels B & B

Address: 2501 Moss Vale Road Kangaroo Valley

4 well-appointed bedrooms with ensuite, wifi and breakfast included.


Kangaroo Valley to Huskisson and Jervis Bay

Jervis Bay NSW

The driving distance from Kangaroo Valley to Huskisson via Moss Vale Road and Princes Highway A1 is 47km with an average driving time of 48 minutes.

Jervis Bay is well known for its stunning beaches, safe bay swimming and schools of dolphins. It includes the towns of:

  • Huskisson
  • Vincentia
  • Hyams Beach
  • Callala Bay

Jervis Bay is Rich in History

Rich in Aboriginal heritage where the local Aborigines still maintain strong connections with the land, this area has many ocean and bay beaches, lagoons, secret coves and hidden creeks.

Things to do in Jervis Bay

Spend a day at the Booderee National Park

Booderee is the aboriginal word for the bay of plenty or plenty of fish.  The park offers:

  • Camping
  • Swimming
  • Snorkelling
  • Boating
  • Bird watching
  • Whale watching
  • Walks
  • Indigenous Guided Tour
  • Visit the historical ruin of the Cape St George Lighthouse

Sail on the Harbour of Jervis Bay

Callala Beach

Jervis Bay is 15 km long and 10 km wide.  It has a depth of 27m and is said to be the deepest sheltered harbour in Australia.


Visit the many beaches of Jervis Bay:

  • Murray’s Beach
  • Greenfield Beach
  • Huskisson Beach
  • Hyams Beach
  • Blenheim Beach
  • Collingwood Beach
  • Nelsons Beach
  • Cave Beach
  • Chinaman’s Beach
  • Steamers Beach
  • Shark Net Beach
  • Little Target Beach
  • Kittys Beach

Visit Point Perpendicular and the historic lighthouse

Drive through scenic bushland along the Beecroft Peninsula to Point Perpendicular and the historic lighthouse.  During the cooler months you can see whales migrate to the north.  There are resident seals and white-bellied sea eagles around the rocks.

Visit the Jervis Bay Museum

Address: Woollamia Road Huskisson

Open daily from 10 am to 4 pm.

The Jervis Bay Museum has various exhibitions, historical vessels, maritime artefacts, navigational instruments and more.

 Where to stay in Jervis Bay

Callala Bay

Barefoot at Callala Beach

Barefoot at Callala Beach

For that luxury family getaway or a romantic couples break, Barefoot at Callala Beach offers beachfront accommodation for 4 guests in 2 bedrooms (one queen-size bed and two single beds) and a modern bathroom with a bath.

  • Open-plan living with beach and ocean views with open new wooden deck near the beach
  • Well equipped modern gourmet kitchen
  • Gas log wood fire
  • Outdoor entertaining area with Gas BBQ
  • Direct private access to Callala Beach
  • Outdoor hot and cold shower
  • Meet the residents of Callala Beach – a pod of dolphins
  • Pet friendly – fully fenced


Mandala Beach House

Mandala Beach House

Address: 21 Marine Parade Callala Bay

Mandala Beach House is a brand new, six-bedroom luxury holiday home in Jervis Bay. Offering five bathrooms, two living areas, a heated swimming pool, covered BBQ area, ducted air-conditioning throughout, Mandala has it all.

The upstairs living area will wow you with sweeping views across Jervis Bay and guests love sitting on our balcony watching the birds take flight and the resident dolphins.

At Mandala Beach House, you’ll feel like you are staying in a boutique resort. Mandala truly ticks all the boxes for the perfect holiday for families, groups of friends, corporate away days and retreats.

Mandala beach house is the perfect place to escape and unwind any time of the year.

Click Here: WINTER SPECIAL from JUNE 1 to AUG 31, 2021 Stay at least two nights and receive a free night (subject to availability). Guests will also be gifted a bottle of wine from Two Fig's Winery. Our booking system doesn’t allow us to deduct the free night, and our standard tariff will be quoted. Please submit a booking for the total nights required, and we will re-calculate the tariff for you. Prices from $900 per night, Sunday to Thursday for up to 12 people (min. 2 nights, inc. cleaning and linen.

Hyams Beach

Hyams Beach Seaside Cottages

Address: 53 Cyrus Street Hyams Beach

For a romantic getaway or solo retreat the Hyams Beach Seaside Cottages offers 7 cottages that were originally fisherman’s cabins built in the 1920s.  All are 1 bedroom suites with kitchenette and has bush and ocean views from the north-facing deck.

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Paperbark Camp

Address:  571 Woollamia Road Woollamia – 4km from Huskisson

If you are after a peaceful bush retreat look no further than the Paperbark Camp. Paperbark Camp has 13 ultra-luxe safari tents with open-air ensuite bathrooms with hot showers built above ground to capture the sea breezes. For the latest travellers photos click here.