Berry is a delightful village bursting with vitality and country charm. Its contemporary lifestyle is relaxed, the locals welcoming and friendly.
To experience Berry is to enjoy all the good things that life has to offer. Staying a while in Berry and taking time to explore its hinterland, is exciting and fun. There are plenty of things to see and do.
Berry’s early days are an historian’s delight. Dating back to the early 1800’s, for example, Coolangatta Estate (est 1822) became the site of the first European settlement on the south coast of NSW, Coolangatta taking its name from an Aboriginal word meaning “splendid view/good lookout”. The Berry Museum (circ.1884) is a good starting point for exploring Berry’s rich past.
Getting back to nature is easy. Pack a gourmet picnic hamper and head for the hills for a day! Drive through lush countryside, magnificent rainforests, mountains and valleys and find breathtaking scenery, secluded picnic spots and bushwalking trails where the bird-life remains undisturbed and wild flowers flourish.
Once you have experienced the natural beauty and sweet fresh air of the bush, take a stroll through the tree-lined streets around town, past creeks and quaint cottages, to admire the tapestry of fragrant award winning gardens guaranteed to delight the senses. Or marvel at the different architectural styles of the beautifully restored old buildings as you walk Berry’s self-guided heritage trail.
Not far from town, outdoor activities like 4WD adventures, surfing, dolphin & river cruises, sailing, kayaking, horse riding, golf, skydiving and rock fishing await the adventure enthusiast. Pristine beaches, sheltered coves, great fishing spots and crystal clear waters are just a short drive away.