When my girlfriends suggested a day trip to Berrima I was sceptical. I'm not a mother or a grandmother and I don't know how to knit but I called shotgun and we bundled into the car and were on our way. It takes just under an hour and a half from Sydney but when you're stopping on the way at anything that takes your fancy it seems to go much faster; from an antique shop "guarded" by the most beautiful old Labrador, to one of the many wineries for a taste test. You're spoiled for choice.
The town of Berrima is one of the oldest villages in the Southern Highlands and is overflowing with quirky antique shops and art galleries that you can wander through at your own pace. The locals are friendly and willing to point you in the right direction or suggest a place to eat. If you want a heads up before you arrive visit here to plan your day. A good starting place is the old court house turned Information Centre which offers guided walking tours and general information.
Walking and browsing soon works up an appetite but where should you choose to eat? We were pointed in the direction of the local bakery because it was 'award winning' - so we had high expectations. The awards we had heard so much about were on proud display in the corner. We each got a different flavoured pie and it may just have been the best pie I have ever eaten. For dessert we indulged in the various cakes and pastries they had on display. Delicious. Check out all the places to eat here.
Berrima is a foodies paradise with so many condiments, teas and sweets for sale - even watermelon jam! A must is a visit to the old style lolly shop. It's sure to be a hit. With so much to see in Berrima one day might not be enough so if you just can't get enough of this cute town you can always stay overnight. Click here for all your accommodation options.