Gerringong and Gerroa

Crystal clear blue water, lush green grass, this is the epitome of south coast living

Less than 2 hours from Sydney, yet a whole world away from city life, Gerringong and Gerroa offer the perfect balance of ocean and land to fully unwind and enjoy your escape. Take a stroll on the uncrowded Seven Mile Beach, enjoy one of the many wineriesin the late afternoon sun, or simply relax in your home away from home with exceptional views of the pacific ocean.

Local Dining

Move over Chicago, there’s a new blues capital of the world. While we don’t expect to see Joe Bonamassa or hear Muddy Waters playing anytime soon, there certainly seems to be a theme running through the best dining spots in Gerringong and Gerroa. Here’s our list of must trys.

The Blue Swimmer, Gerroa

Recently taken over by new management, this Gerroa institution still sets the bar for casual yet classic coastal fare. The coffee is always great, the food even better and what really sets it apart is the always generous and welcoming service. It is hard to fault this beachside diner that delivers every time.

Blue Espresso Bar,

Gerringong If you want good coffee, like, World Barista Championship good coffee, then you must go to the Blue Espresso Bar. Here you’ll be able to sample the very beans that won Ona Café (of Manuka fame) the 2016 world title. The food offering is limited, but the coffee and local pines milk gelato takes centre stage.

The Blue Goose

Gerringong Not many people know this, but the owner of this well put together café started the South Coasts first ever hatted restaurant, Bistro 146 in Kangaroo Valley. While this establishment is a far cry from the valley, what it does, it does well. Offering a sumptuous mix of breakfast and lunch every day, with dinner on Friday and Saturdays after 6.

ATTRACTIONS AND ACTIVITES

Seven Mile Beach

The length and arc of this naturally forming beach makes this one of the safest places to swim on the east coast of Australia. The headland at the north end of the beach juts out to almost eclipse the southern end, over 10kms away, making it ideal for families with children. In 1933 Sir Charles Kingsford Smith used seven mile beach for the first commercial flight between Australia and New Zealand. Go out to Blackbutt headland at the end of the day for one of the few places in New South Wales to be able to watch the sun set over water.

Whale Watching

Between May and November, Gerringong headland and Blackbutt reserve are two of the best locations to watch the migration of humpback as well as minke whales. There is whale watching platform located just off Tasman Dr in Gerringong, so grab some lunch from Werri Beach Fish n Chip shop and head up to catch some glimpses of these unforgettable creatures.

Werri Beach and Boat Harbour

The beach at Gerringong is called Werri Beach and has some of the most consistent surf in the area. Patrolled in summer, the beach can be open to large swell making it the first stop for local and visiting surfers. If the swell is large, don’t worry, boat harbour at the end of Jupiter Street has a rock pool that is safe for swimming and protected from the waves.

Gerringong to Kiama Coastal Walk

One of the most picturesque walking tracks you’ll ever do. Head to the north end of Werri beach and enjoy the 9km walk to Kiama’s Loves Bay. Make sure to pack plenty of water and some food, as the walk is exposed to the elements with no facilities along the way. You’ll feel miles away from anywhere…. Isn’t that why you came to the south coast?