Gerroa is a laid back holiday town at the northern end of the long and peaceful Seven Mile Beach. Located 130km south of Sydney (about 2hrs), the village was once a popular retreat for various religious orders. Some of the land in the area is still owned by churches although since the property boom after 2000, many houses and much land was snapped up by seachangers and wealthy retirees.
In addition to the stunning Gerroa accommodation, there is a park and picnic ground (with BBQ facilities). Gerroa also boasted a fabulous cafe called the Seahaven, which won the Best Cafe in Australia in 2006 - visit it and find out why! (02 42343796)
Also visit the Gerroa Boat Fisherman's Club (the Fishos) for a million dollar view of Seven Mile Beach. The club is open 7 days from 10am to 9.30pm. Dine at the Seahorse restaurant (02 42340044).
Seven Mile Beach is an ideal location for couples who want a relaxing and carefree Seven Mile Beach accommodation where they can spend long lazy days at the beach or for families who are looking for a great nature holiday where they can observe the rare native wildlife.
Seven Mile Beach is located less than 2 hours away from Sydney and is nearby to the coastal towns of Gerroa and Gerringong. The beach is home not only to sweeping beaches but also to the Seven Mile Beach National Park which is a stretch of coastline that extends south to Shoalhaven Heads. The national park is rimmed with sand dunes and a variety of coastal sand forests, some of which are listed as endangered ecological communities.
Seven Mile Beach has perfect conditions to learn how to surf, wind surfing and kite surfing. And for keen fishermen, there are great fishing spots for whiting, flathead and salmon. After a long day at the beach, fishing or hiking in the national park or rain forest, sample the local cuisine at one of Seven Mile Beach’s many beachside cafes and restaurants.
Seven Mile Beach holiday accommodation available through South Coast Holidays includes secluded cottages and coastal escapes for romantic getaways and family friendly contemporary beach homes with breathtaking views of Seven Mile Beach or within walking distance of the Seven Mile Beach National Park. Following are some examples of the Seven Mile Beach holiday accommodation available:
The small coastal village of Gerroa is a haven for those holidaymakers who want to get away from the hustle and bustle of central Australia, but still want to enjoy an active holiday atmosphere.
Just outside of its neighbour Kiama, Gerroa and its sleepy and secluded surroundings allow you to relax and take a real break from life, while still being only a few short minutes from the sea and all of its leisure activities. Don’t be fooled by its silent overtone, there is a heck of a lot to do in Gerroa and its surrounding areas and can entertain tourists and families of all ages.
At the base of it are some of Australia’s finest stretches of beach, spectacular landscape views and good weather when good weather is needed, but on top of this is the unique animals and wildlife, traditional holiday activities and inspiring historic buildings and farms. South of Gerroa is the famous Seven Mile Beach, which is protected by its own national park. Sunbathing, sandcastle building, beach games and water sports are all encouraged; that is once you get over how pure the sand is and how clear the water runs. This magnificent stretch of beach backs in to and amazing contrast of forestry, where you can take guided walks to be at one with nature.
Nature is a big part of the coast and Gerroa’s wildlife refuge is very popular. You can see kangaroos, emus, wombats and a whole host of other animals and critters. This is a great place to have fun and educate your children. There is also a less themed nature reserve which is popular among seasoned bird watchers, just beyond Minnamurra Falls.
If you're looking for a little more action beyond the beach and the wildlife then you should definitely check out the year round recreation park, where you can enjoy dry slope skiing, bobsled racing, swimming pools with waterslides, go kart racing and mini golf. For the adults there is also a popular full sized golf course built straight out of the natural sloping landscape. This is not Manhattan, but the nightlife is still very enjoyable.
There are several pubs in the area that welcome visitors (the famous Mick Cronin's Gerringong Pub is just one of them), as well as several cafes and places to eat out. If you are looking for a good quiet family holiday with plenty of things to do, (that won’t break your bank balance), then a trip to Gerroa on the coast is definitely a viable option.
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