About Gerringong NSW - Visitor Information
THINGS TO DO IN GERRINGONG
Gerringong is located around 90 minutes south of Sydney and 2 hours from Canberra.
In addition to stunning Gerringong accommodation, you will find some of the best cafes and restaurants in the area, with exceptional clothes shops and homewares. The village boasts the largest surfwear shop (Natural Necessity) in the southern hemisphere! And that's because the town is full of surfers, young and old. Werri Beach at Gerringong boasts some of the best breaks on the coast.
The Old School Park next to the Town Hall in the heart of Gerringong is an ideal spot to stop, have lunch and let children play in the playground and green space. Park in Noble Street at the back of the part, and drink in one of the best views on the South Coast towards Werri Beach. Then pop across Fern Street to the shops and cafes.
The Heritage Museum in Blackwood Street is open on weekends with displays that include Kingsford Smith's historic flight across the Tasman Sea to New Zealand. You can see a memorial to Kingsford Smith on the top of the hill into Gerroa. 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.
In Belinda Street you will find the Gerringong Pub which has been run by the Cronin family since the 19th century - Mick Cronin played rugby league for the Parramatta Eels during the 1970s and 1980s. The pub (and town of Gerringong) featured in the 2001 Australian film by David Caesar, Mullet, which received its world premier at the Gerringong Town Hall! Pics and Flics shows movies at the Gerringong Town Hall in Fern Street the first Friday of every month at 7.30pm - always a wonderful place to be!
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Werri Beach is a relaxing beach holiday spot and is famous for its surfing culture, idyllic beaches,popular fishing holes and fantastic Werri Beach accommodation. Werri Beach is host to high profile surfing tournaments such as the Gerringong Surf Spectacular, Red Bull Junior Surf Masters Qualifier and the NSW Open Surfmasters Titles.
Werri Beach is located only 90 minutes from the south of Sydney and only minutes away from the coastal village of Gerringong on the South Coast. The beach is 1.5 km in length and located on a sweeping stretch between two rocky headlands, with rock swimming pools at one end and a natural lagoon at the other.
There are a number of aquatic activities available such as windsurfing, scuba diving, dolphin or whale watching. And, for keen anglers, there is great beach fishing for snapper and whiting. A popular local haunt, the Gerringong Bowling Club and the Gerringong Golf Club, this seaside golf course, is located only a short buggy ride away.
Werri Beach holiday accommodation available through South Coast Holidays include delightful beach shacks, absolute beach front homes and charming seaside cottages just minutes away from Werri Beachor the adjacent lagoon. Choose from the following Werri Beach accommodation:
MORE THINGS TO DO IN GERRINGONG
Only about 10 minutes from Kiama and neighbouring on to the village of Gerroa, Gerringong New South Wales is the perfect coastal holiday town for all the family to enjoy. Housing just a population of 4,000 people, many of which are retired Australians relaxing in retirement, this beautiful and naturally sculpted seaside paradise offers lots of interesting and traditional things to do.
First off just experiencing the atmosphere and taking in the scenery should be high on your list of activities. There are many trails and walks that take you through the area so you can really see the beauty of the region. There’s nothing stopping you going on a drive through the countryside before stopping off for a picnic.
Sloping up and down and covered in forestry, this picturesque landscape winds around on to some of the finest stretch of beach in Australia. Here you can enjoy many different traditional seaside activities, such as beach cricket, volleyball, or sunbathing. The most adventurous of your group may also want to take up some water sports. You can hit the popular surfing spots or hire a boat to go out in the magically pure water.
Gerringong’s economy is based around dairy farming and many of the old fashioned farms are still in use, making them a great place to visit along with nearby historical buildings. There are also several vineyards that allow visitors to take a tour and more importantly test the wine! If you really want to soak in the history of the town a trip to the Heritage Museum should be next on your agenda. Here you can discover how the area looked through the ages, along with scale model buildings and photo archives. A particular favorite is the archives on the 1920’s racing that used to take place along the Seven Mile Beach.
A good place to take the children is to one of the several wildlife parks and nature reserves. The children can see a number of native Australian animals such as kangaroos and wombats up close, as well as learning about their habitats from experienced staff.
If you come during the summer months, in December there is a big street parade and outdoor concert as a prelude to the Christmas celebrations.
Whether you come for a romantic getaway or for a full family holiday, Gerringong and its surrounding areas offer a peaceful break from the norm, whilst giving you plenty of exciting and fun things to do. A trip to the NSW south coast is always a great option for Australians, or even those coming from further a field.
ESCAPE SYDNEY & BOOK A GERRINGONG HOLIDAY
Enjoy a fabulous Gerringong holiday. Located just an hour or so away from Sydney, the beautiful town of Gerringong, along the south coast of New South Wales is the perfect destination for a summer holiday. It has wonderful sandy beaches, crystal clear water, and the unique hilly landscape of the nearby countryside is like nothing you have ever seen before. What’s more is the famous Seven Mile Beach is just a few minutes to the south and there are several neighbouring towns with just as much to offer as Gerringong. A Gerringong Holiday is definitely something all Australian’s should experience, even if it is just a gateway to the other popular south coast destinations.
The town is extremely peaceful and relaxing, housing a population of only 4,000, of which many are retirees looking to quieten down by the seaside. Despite this there are lots of things to see and experience on your Gerringong holiday. There are several award winning wineries offering tours and tasting for adult visitors, tonnes of quaint boutiques and shops offering quality products not available in the cities, loads of high quality fresh food restaurants and cafes, and plenty of activities, such as guided walks, water sports, fishing and of course surfing!
The rich history of the town is also something worth learning about on your Gerringong holiday. The town’s economic base grew out of dairy farming, with lots of the vintage farms still being used today, making them a great place to tour if you are interested in the cultural history of the region. A visit to the heritage museum should be high on your list if you really want to learn about Gerringong’s historical significance. The museum allows you to observe how the town looked throughout the decades, offering scale model buildings and a deep photographic library. These include pictures from the earliest dairy farms to the 1920’s racing tournaments that took place along the 7 mile beach.
THE BEACH AT GERRINGONG IS STUNNING ALL YEAR ROUND...
One of the main parts of any enjoyable holiday is the beach, and Gerringong Beach is one of the best. Families have been flocking to the seaside for years and it doesn’t look like that is ever going to change. From sunbathing, to volleyball, from sandcastle making to surfing, beaches take you out of the everyday grind of life and give you that once a year week of fun that keeps you coming back for more.
The most popular destinations for Australian families looking for sands and sea are on the south coast of New South Wales. The waters don’t get any clearer and the sands don’t get any more golden than this. One of these more popular beaches is located at Gerringong about 8 minutes by car south of Kiama.
Gerringong beach (or Werri Beach as its properly known) is naturally carved in to the landscape in such a way that it winds around the town and village in a horseshoe shape, thus there is a large amount of shallow water that is perfect for swimmers. The watery fun doesn’t end there though, as there are loads of activities on offer. One of the more popular is of course surfing and you can rent boards and guided lessons from some of the local shops and surf schools. You can also hire a boat to go further out to sea, catch the wind while windsurfing or just have a good splish splash!
The beach itself is spectacular. If there ever was a beach designed for sunbathing it was Gerringong beach. The sand is some of the purest and whitest in the world and the perfect consistency for some good old fashioned sand castle building. There’s no limit to the amount of fun activities you can do on the beach with a little perseverance. Common games include volleyball, soccer, tag, Frisbee, who can make the biggest hole and get buried in it! Let your imagination run wild - you’re on holiday.
With the seaside atmosphere in the air you can also enjoy the nearby scenic walks, fresh seafood restaurants and the many boutiques and shops.
It can’t be clearly defined what brings people to the seaside, but Gerringong beach is definitely the one beach you should visit during your trip to the south coast.
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