The peaceful town of Berry offers the perfect blend of coastal and rural landscapes, from unspoilt beaches and forested mountains to dairy farms and tranquil gardens. This historic town features a range of cafes and wineries, along with boutique shopping, arts and crafts festivals and outdoor adventures.
Things to do in Berry
Berry’s country lifestyle provides ample excitement with whale watching, hinterland horse riding, golf and Segway tours on the beach. Head to the Berry Sport and Recreation Centre for indoor climbing challenges, mud runs, archery, mazes, high ropes, flying foxes and cookouts. If you need a beach break, drive 15 minutes to Seven Mile Beach National Park and swim in Berrys Bay.
Searching for some unique items? Stroll around Berry’s town centre to uncover a wealth of locally-owned shops selling antiques, handmade sculptures and beautiful clothing. Broughton Antiques, on Queen Street, is one of the best places in the state to find Victorian and Edwardian furniture, privately-sourced jewellery and one-of-a-kind collectables.
If you’re interested in the town’s history, visit the Berry Historic Museum, housed in a heritage building constructed in 1886. Here you’ll discover photographs, artefacts and interactive exhibits highlighting Berry’s history in agriculture and dairy. Don’t miss the Berry Courthouse, built in a Greek Revival style in the 19th century, which often hosts plays and concerts.
Time your Berry holiday for one of the city’s regular events, such as the Berry Flea Markets or Berry Gardens Festival. The Berry Country Fair is held at the beginning of every month, a perfect place for picking up artisan goods or farm-fresh produce. Boasting a welcoming atmosphere, the fair also features an animal farm and live entertainment.
Getting around Berry
Berry is about a 2.5-hour drive from Canberra and a two-hour drive from Sydney. You can also catch the train from Sydney in a little over three hours. You can easily walk around Berry, but it’s best to have a car if you want to explore the greater area.