Cleared by cedar cutters, Gerringong developed as a dairying village at the centre of rich pastures. More recently it has become a holiday town, popular with those who prize its beaches, glorious surroundings and proximity to Sydney.
A variety of great quality accommodation is available as well as many shops and cafes in the main street to enjoy.
The local Crooked River Winery has beautiful wine to both purchase or enjoy with a meal in their cafe whilst overlooking the picturesque pastures of the winery.
Open on weekends, the Gerringong Heritage Museum is located in Blackwood St, displaying information about Gerringong’s interesting past.
Gerringong is a picturesque town located between the pristine Pacific Ocean and flourishing farmlands with an abundance of activities to while away a weekend!
Gerroa is the closest town to Seven Mile Beach National Park, a grand and inspiring sweep of sand with an extensive dune system and a wealth of bird and mammal life.
Gerroa developed as a holiday town, although Seven Mile Beach had been used for horse racing as early as the 1860s. In 1933, aviator Charles Kingsford-Smith used this beach as the runway for his pioneering flight across the Tasman to New Zealand.
Gerroa offers easy access to several national parks and fine beaches as well as many of the prime attractions of the Illawarra, such as wineries, quaint country towns and historic attractions.
The award-winning Sea Vista Café located in the heart of it all is a great stop over for that perfect cup of coffee whilst in the area.
What to See & Do
■ Visit the Village Craft Shop – they have very affordable, handmade gifts.
■ Enjoy a walk along the beach at Werri or Seven Mile Beach, or try surfing at Gerroa.
■ Take a dip in the rockpools at one end of Werri Beach or the natural lagoon at the other, perfect for kids.
■ Grab a meal at one of the cafes or restaurants around the main street.