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Rolling green hills, heritage buildings, friendly people… Berry, on the South Coast of NSW, has all the hallmarks of a historic country town – only better.
With award-winning restaurants, sophisticated shopping and a wide range of activities on offer, Berry is the perfect blend of village charm and city style. And, at just two hours’ drive from Sydney’s CBD and 2.5 hours from Canberra, it’s ideally located for a weekend getaway or a relaxing country holiday.
Banner image: Red Berry
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Population: In the 2016 Census, there were 2,667 people in Berry.
Median house price: Houses in Berry have a median house price of $1.1m. [Source: Property Value]
Demographics: The median age of Berry residents is 52, with much of the population (54.3%) aged between 15 and 65. [Source: Property Data]
Lifestyle: With heritage buildings and pretty surrounds, Berry is a delightful village in the Shoalhaven region and a perfect destination to unwind and relax. You’ll find elegant places to stay and award-winning restaurants. Nearby are acclaimed wineries, gorgeous beaches, exhilarating walks and wonderful drives. In the Shoalhaven Coast wine region, Berry is about two hours’ drive from Sydney and at the end of the Grand Pacific Drive, a spectacular NSW South Coast road route. You can also take the train from Sydney to Berry. The train journey is 2h 40 min, a leisurely way to see the splendid coast and verdant escarpment.
Council: Shoalhaven City Council
Distance from Sydney: 1 hours 58 minutes (143 km) via M1 and Princes Highway [Source: Google Maps]
Distance from Canberra: 2 hours 41 minutes (214 km) via Federal Hwy and Hume HWY/M31 [Source: Google Maps]
Local Bowral Attractions
After 55 years The Famous Berry Donut Van know a thing or two about fresh and delicious cinnamon donuts. The Van once travelled around Australia for one year, and then decided that Berry was to become its home.
From the start point, the walk ascends from 250m to 600m above sea level along a track through forest and heathland then onto a plateau. Walk on for another 100m to come out at Drawing Room Rocks – nature’s Drawing Room, with tables and chairs made of rock. The unique shapes of the Drawing Room Rocks are the result of the weathering of the Hawkesbury Sandstone.
Image: Visit Shoalhaven
Take a seat at The Dairy Bar and enjoy our milkshakes, ice-cream and sundaes made on the premises from award winning local South Coast Dairy milk. Try our light meals & snacks, served with The Treat Factory’s best condiments. Sample a range of South Coast cheeses and dairy products. Read about our local dairy farmers, the history of the local industry and enjoy the best of the area’s produce. You may even catch a glimpse of the herd in the pastures while visiting The Dairy Bar. The Dairy Bar is located at The Treat Factory in the historic Central Creamery.
The Berry Historic Museum is a great place for those interested in local history, with an extensive collection of artefacts, memorabilia, photographs and records donated by the local community. The Museum documents the history of the area’s agricultural, dairying and timber industries.
Image: Red Berry
Berry’s neighbourhood restaurant, SOUTH on albany’s menu has a strong modern European influence. With an emphasis on sourcing the freshest seasonal and local produce your hosts John Evans and Sonia Greig have created a friendly and unique venue for their guests to enjoy the best the South Coast has to offer.
2016 Census Bowral Stats
Average people per household: 2.3
Median monthly mortgage repayments: $1,875
Median weekly rent: $370
Berry – Households (Enumerated) 2016
- Fully owned 51.7% 51.7%
- Mortgage 23.6% 23.6%
- Renting 15.8% 15.8%
- Other tenure type 6.5% 6.5%
- Not stated 2.5% 2.5%