BERRY

Berry is the next town heading south to Nowra. Berry is a country town that has strong weekend appeal to the Wollongong coffee set. Berry is to Wollongong that Berrima is to Sydney.

In the 1810s, George William Evans, Government Surveyor, reported on the Berry district as a possible settlement and on the good stands of red cedar. Subsequently, itinerant timber cutters visited to cut and send cedar to Sydney. Alexander Berry, with his business partner Edward Wollstonecraft, pioneered European settlement in the Shoal haven region in 1822. The name was changed to Berry in 1889, following the death of David Berry, Alexander's brother, to honour the Berry family.

Berry thrives on tourism, with many souvenir shops, art galleries, antiques and collectibles shops, cafes, restaurants, and hotels. A local public hospital bequeathed by the Berry family, the David Berry Hospital, now serves as a rehabilitation hospital and palliative care hospice.

The Berry War Memorial is located at various locations.

The Berry Churches are, with the exception of the Catholic offer all century plus buildings.

Berry has only one surviving traditional hotel.

The Berry Museum is located at the southern end of the cbd.

Nice place this, so if a stopover is required you will not be disapointed

Heritage diary

 

Fireplace Dump Station
General Store Bottled Gas
Internet Caravan
Camping 4WD
Kitchen Facilities Disabled access
Laundry Toilets
Campervans Accommodation
Meals   Airport
Pets Allowed Boat Ramp
Telephone Picnic Area
Roadside Rest Area Electricity
Scenic Swimming
Tap water   Thermal Area
Stream Water   Walking tracks
Rotary Club Lions Club
Gymnasium   Gardens
Winery Whitewater Rafting
Surfing   Skydiving
Skiing   Scenic Flights
Postal Service Police
Movie Location   Mountain Biking
Kayaking   Jet Boating
Information   Hospital
Hang Gliding   Golf Course