The South Coast
town of Berry occupies part of the original Coolangatta Estate of Alexander Berry, a pioneer settler in the Shoalhaven region. The patriarch of a family which contributed so much to the development of the dairying area, Alexander Berry is remembered not only in the name of the town but through the faithfully-restored convict buildings in an historic village resort on the site of the original Coolangatta property he set up in 1822. Berry not only ran dairy herds, but was a skilled shipbuilder.
Today’s Berry is a pleasant, tree-lined town rich in old heritage colonial buildings and the quality of the local arts and crafts. The Historical Museum in Queen Street is open at weekends and during school and public holidays, while the town boasts a wide array of craft, pottery and woodwork stores and antique galleries.
Country fairs are held regularly at the Showground and there is a monthly flea market in the grounds of the Great Southern Hotel-Motel. Shoalhaven Heads, Nowra, local wineries and picturesque Kangaroo Valley are all within a 20km radius of Berry.
In the area
Wineries - 11km south-east is convic-built Coolangatta with tastings and regular jazz events; Japser Valley Wines, 4 km south has cellar-door tastings; The Silos Winery is 6 km south.
Kangaroo Valley a scenic township with heritage buildings and famous Hampden Bridge.
Visitor Information - Cnr Princes Highway and Pleasant Way, Nowra