Gerringong NSW 2534
A charming seaside town on a dramatic headland, Gerringong on the NSW South Coast is enticing with beautiful beaches, superb surf breaks, verdant countryside and delicious food and wine experiences. Enjoy postcard views of the sparkling ocean, rolling farmlands and vineyards, and the splendid escarpment.
In the pretty Kiama region, Gerringong is a short drive south from Kiama, 35 minutes from Wollongong and under two hours’ drive from Sydney. Take the marvellous Grand Pacific Drive route for scenic views. Or travel by train from Sydney’s Central Station — the lovely journey is 2 hours and 30 minutes.
What are my options for building in Gerringong?
You can build you dream home from a blank canvas on a brand-new block or you can find your ideal location with a knock-down rebuild.
Where to build in Gerringong
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Median house price: Houses in Gerringong have a median house price of $905,000. Units in Gerringong have a median price of $740,000. [Source: Property Value]
Demographics: Gerringong is an increasingly popular location for families. The median age of Gerringong residents is 42, with much of the population (59.2%) aged between 15 and 65. [Source: Property Data]
Lifestyle: Accommodation options include holiday houses with breathtaking views, seaside cottages, rural retreats and caravan and camping sites by Werri Beach , a top surfing beach and patrolled by lifeguards in warmer months. Point breaks are at either end of the beach, a popular picnic spot too.
At the southern end of the beach is Ourie Pool, a rock pool constructed in the 1930s. Nearby are amenities and a wading pool for children. Another delightful swimming spot is Boat Harbour Rock Pool, near Cooke Park, which has barbecue facilities, picnic tables and a children’s playground.
Just south of Gerringong is Seven Mile Beach, where Land’s Edge Surf School offers lessons on how to ride a surfboard. For surf gear, browse Natural Necessity in town. Golfers will enjoy the ocean views and beautifully manicured greens on the 18-hole course at Gerringong Golf Club.
There are plenty of tasty things to do too, from quality restaurants to wine tasting at Crooked River Winery. Gerringong Bakery makes pies and pastries. Try the gourmet delights at The Schoolhouse, a historic schoolhouse, and enjoy cooking workshops at Buena Vista Farm. And check out the events calendar for high tea.
Schools, Universities and Vocational Education:
- Gerringong Public School
- Kiama High School
- Kiama Public School
- Ss Peter and Paul Catholic Primary School
Distance from Sydney: 1 hour 54 minutes (138 km) via M1 [Source: Google Maps]
Distance from Canberra: 2 hours 51 minutes (234 km) via Hume Hwy/M31 and Federal Hwy/M23 [Source: Google Maps]
Council: Kiama Municipal Council
Helpful hints for new residents: Kiama Municipal Council tips for new residents
Local Gerringong Attractions
Werri Beach is a classic surfing beach and point which is also perfect for swimming. It is distinguished by having point breaks at both ends of the beach, so there’s often a nice wave peeling off either the north or south headland.
Crooked River Wines is a family owned and operated winery that was first established in 1998. It is situated atop the rich volcanic alluvial soil of Gerringong, in a valley with amazing views of the mountains and the sea.
Land’s Edge Surf School lessons are conducted by professional and experienced instructors – all local residents with expert knowledge about local surfing conditions. The school has an impeccable safety record.
A hidden gem, the picturesque Boat Harbour Rock Pool is a great place for a swim or a snorkel. Located around the headland north of Gerringong’s Boat Harbour, access is via a walkway approximately 50 metres commencing at the Boat Harbour Reserve.
A whale watching platform located above the cliffs on the Gerringong Headland, this is the ideal place to see the whales migrating north from late May to July and south from September to November.
2016 Census Gerringong Stats
Average people per household: 2.6
Median monthly mortgage repayments: $2,123
Median weekly rent: $550
Gerringong – Households (Enumerated) 2016
- Fully owned 40.6%
- Mortgage 34.2%
- Renting 20%
- Other tenure type 2.3%
- Not stated 2.8%