Three Days in - Gerroa


There is nothing better then jumping in the car with tent, camper trailer or camper van and leaving the city on a Friday afternoon. One of my favourite places to go is about 2 hours south of Sydney to a little coastal town called Gerroa.

Drive up to the headland and adventure around Black Rock Reserve

There are two caravan parks in Gerroa. There is the Discovery Park which is situated a bit further from the beach and the one that we always stay at is the Seven Mile Beach Caravan Park. They are both situated right on the river, but the Seven Mile Beach Caravan Park has direct beach access from the powered sites. The unpowered sites are on the other side of the road, so i recommend getting a powered site for the location. Both parks are great locations and you will be happy staying at either.

The bridge leading over the creek to Seven Mile Beach

The Seven Mile Beach Caravan Park has great facilities with an awesome camp kitchen that even has a pizza oven. There are two pools through the park and they even hire kayak for a paddle up the river.

The Discovery Park also has a great camp kitchen, pool and good facilities and the trees in the non powered sites are perfect for hanging a hammock between which is a real draw card for me.
 The flat rock at Black Rock

If you are a backpacker / traveller driving from Sydney to Melbourne and looking for places to stop, then Gerroa is the perfect location. There are plenty of options for accommodation from caravan parks for your camper-van or tent as well as small cabins ranging from basic to deluxe. The other option is looking to rent a house as there are plenty of coastal rentals if you check on Air BnB.
The surf at Seven Mile Beach has something for everyone

There are so many things to do, from surfing or surf lessons, to fishing, kayaking, exploring the headlands or tackling the 22 km walking track between Gerroa and Kiama. A short drive away is the beautiful town of Berry with little shops, their famous doughnut van, artisan bakery and a small bottle shop with a large fantastic range of craft beers.

Some huge backwash at Black Rock Reserve

There are a couple of options for eating in Gerroa. There is the local cafe/restaurant called The Blue Swimmer. They have a great breakfast menu and the dinner menu is fantastic. You should try the beef cheek or the slow roasted lamb shoulder.

If you are looking for something cheap and easy the local kiosk does takeaway food and has basic supplies. The breakfast wraps are very tasty and hit the spot after an early morning surf.

The Fishermans Club at the top of the hill has the best views over Seven Mile Beach. Definitely a place to go and enjoy a beer watching the sunset over the hills and beach. They also have  a great bistro that serves up big meals.

Just a short drive away is the town of Gerringong and there are plenty of options here for eating as well as an IGA supermarket and bottle shop.

There are so many more things to do in the region and you can find heaps of information on the local tourist information website here.
Seven Mile Beach Bridge

If you like these travel tips you might like my other post  Three Days In - Byron Bay 

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