About Gerroa NSW - Visitor Information

Gerroa NSW 

WHAT TO DO IN AND AROUND GERROA

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 known to be the best beach on the east coast of Australia for windsurfing. There are a myriad of other water activities here, from board and body surfing (take a lesson with the surf schools here), scuba diving, river and rock fishing, kayaking and canoeing, or stay on land and cycle, bushwalk or just try some winetasting at the Crooked River Winery.
  • History: The first Europeans to set foot in the area were probably the survivors of the wreck of the Sydney Cove who, in 1797, made their way from Preservation Island in Bass Strait to Sydney. Only three of an initial 17 survived the ordeal. Their reports prompted George Bass to undertake a southern voyage of exploration later that year. He sailed alongside Seven Mile Beach and crossed the shoals at the entrance to the Crookhaven river which he named the Shoalhaven.
  • Seven Mile Beach became a venue for horseracing as early as the 1860s and, later for car and bike races - the speed of 100 miles per hour was first recorded on land in Australia at this beach. Gold was reputedly discovered in its black sand in 1894. In 1933 Seven Mile Beach was used by Sir Charles Kingsford Smith as the runway for the first commercial flight between Australia and New Zealand. Flares were lit on the beach to mark out the runway and several thousand people came from Sydney and the local area to witness the 2.30am take-off, turning on their car headlights to provide the aviators with extra illumination. Gerroa Accommodation and Gerroa Holiday Rentals: Find the best Gerroa accommodation and best Gerroa holiday rentals from luxury houses to classic family holiday homes. Great deals and prices at South Coast Holidays!

ABOUT SEVEN MILE BEACH GERROA

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:

  • Allure
  • Alexandra Suite
  • Beachbreak Apartment
  • Belvoir 1 
  • Carmelone
  • Beachcomber
  • Mystic Sands
  • Freshwater
  • 90 Oceans Edge
  • 92 Surfs Edge
  • Penzance
  • Deck 34
  • Headland Vista
  • Penzance
  • Land's End
  • Riversea Cottage
  • Sea For Miles
  • Seadance
  • One Tree
  • Shelley Beach Bungalow
  • The Beach House
  • The Beachstead

THINGS TO DO IN GERROA

VISITING GERROA? THIS GERROA ATTRACTIONS GUIDE IS FOR YOU

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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