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Escape to Gerringong

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Published March 6th 2011
Gerringong is a cute country town perched on top of a green hill, providing panoramic views of Werri Beach and a countryside reminiscent of Ireland. This laid-back holiday haven is nestled amongst dairy pastures, and is only one and a half hours drive south of Sydney.

There are a number of accommodation options in Gerringong- houses for holiday rental, Werri Beach Caravan Park, or if you're up for something more luxurious check out Bellachara Boutique Hotel.

Werri Beach Holiday Park rents out caravans or cabins. Both are well set up with all the essentials and some have spacious decks perfect for kicking back with a wine and cooking up a barbeque.

The long stretch of sand at Werri Beach means you will always be able to soak up the sun in peace. This is a noticeable and much appreciated change from crowded Sydney beaches on the weekend. From May to November keep an eye out for humpback whales splashing along the coast as they migrate south.


It's easy to fill the days while holidaying on the South Coast. When you've had enough of the beach, the main street of Gerringong is littered with eateries and interesting boutiques ideal for browsing.

If you're feeling energetic, the Kiama Coast Walk will allow you to stretch your legs while taking in the dramatic natural beauty and history of the area. Start the 6km walk from the northern end of Werri Beach, it will take you past secluded beaches, rocky headlands and sea caves. The walk ends in Kiama, another town worth exploring.


Gerringong is a great launching point for exploring the Kiama region:
From Sydney take in the picturesque coastal view while driving along the Grand Pacific Drive and cross over the iconic Sea Cliff Bridge
Get back to nature at Minnamurra Rainforest
Spend an afternoon fishing off the northern end of Werri Beach
The friendly country village of Jamberoo is only 19km from Gerringong. Visit the historic pub for a pint, the bakery for a scrumptious slice of apple pie and Jamberoo Action Park for some thrills and spills

Escape the hustle and bustle of Sydney and getaway for the weekend. Gerringong is the perfect place to unwind and enjoy the best of what this country has to offer. Soak up some sun on a gorgeous stretch of beach framed by green rolling hills and lose yourself in the serenity.
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Why? Who needs an excuse for a weekend escape?
When: Any time of the year
Where: 90 minutes drive south of Sydney CBD
Cost: Depends on your budget
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