With a prime spot near the Crooked River, Gerroa offers panoramic views of the spectacular Seven Mile Beach, where you can enjoy surfing, fishing, kayaking and kiteboarding. From national parks to eco-reserves and a burgeoning wine industry, Gerroa highlights the beauty of the Kiama region.
Things to do in Gerroa
Along with the myriad of watersports at Seven Mile Beach, you can rent a boat or kayak for exploring and fishing in the Crooked River. Prefer to stay sand-side? There’s also beach fishing for catching seasonal salmon, bream and whiting. First-time surfers can take lessons at Surf Camp Australia, with the option for an overnight surf camp.
Seven Mile National Park features a coastal Sand Track ideal for forest hiking and exploring Shoalhaven Heads. Stroll back along the beach or Gerroa Headland to spy seasonal migrating whales or head to the picnic area on Beach Road for beach cricket and a barbecue. You can also reel in your lunch by rock fishing in Black Head Reserve.
Dining in Gerroa features fresh seafood at charming restaurants, such as the Blue Swimmer. Try the local snapper filets as well as Australian lamb and a range of NSW wines. Families will love takeout from the Seven Mile Beach Kiosk or a fun outing to Zoobs Woodfired Pizza in Gerringong, just five minutes away.
Fortunately for oenophiles, the Shoalhaven Coast wine region is a short drive from Gerroa, featuring more than a dozen cellar doors within about 15 minutes’ drive from each other. You can also go wine tasting near Bolong Road, including at Two Figs Winery and Coolangatta Estate.
Getting around Gerroa
Local buses and trains provide transportation in Gerroa, with connections to Kiama and nearby cities. You can hire a taxi or bicycle in Gerroa or rent a car in Kiama, Gerringong or Wollongong.