There’s lots of things to do on the beautiful south coast

Our road finishes about 3 kilometres further up the escarpment. It’s a great but manageable workout to walk along it through the beautiful rainforest. You’ll see streams babbling over rocks and often lyre birds and wallabies will cross the road in front of you. The forest air, smells and sounds are beautiful and restorative.

Jamberoo village is 1.85 kilometres down the hill. There is a great IGA which also stocks the delicious local milk from The Pines dairy, a liquor store, the iconic Jamberoo Pub, a butcher, pastry shop, a café, antique shop and newsagent. Minnamurra Falls walk and Jamberoo Action Park are less than a 10 minute drive away, with the Illawarra Fly walk about 20 minutes up Jamberoo Mountain Road.

There’s plenty of beach action nearby at Kiama, Gerringong, Gerroa and at 7 Mile Beach.

Kiama is only a 10 kilometres drive. Here you will find a range of restaurants, cafés and shops. Our favourites are Kai-Japanese, Hanoi on Manning-Vietnamese, The Brooding Italian Coffee Shop, The Little Blowhole Café and Milk & Honey near the Kiama Visitors’ Centre. Ruth and Steve at the Kiama Fish Market on the Marina offer a small but outstanding range of local fresh seafood for you to bring home to cook. Chris and Eddie at Rosebank Meats carry a range of great quality meat much of which is sourced locally. Every Wednesday from 2pm – 5pm our wonderful Kiama Farmers’ Market is held at Black Beach. The Beachside General Market takes place on the third Sunday and another produce market on the fourth Saturday morning of each month.

Berry town is around 40 minutes further south with lots of great shops, cafés and restaurants. Our favourite shops are Moss Green for an eclectic mix of interesting clothing, decorative items and flowers, all thoughtfully and gorgeously selected. We also love to dine at South On Albany for its casually elegant atmosphere, charming service and fantastic food assembling lots of locally sourced ingredients. Hungry Duck with its exceptionally produced Asian Fusion food is also a favourite for a splash out. And of course we never leave Berry without a visit to Carole and Ian at South Coast Providores for their beautifully crafted and presented preserves and pre-prepared food. There’s also Justin Lill Wines a brilliant independent liquor store

Very close by is the quickly developing Shoalhaven Wine region. A visit to Two Figs cellar door is an absolute must, they’re our favourite. We also particularly like some of the wines being produced by Coolangatta Estate Winery and Roselea Vineyard.

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