Gerringong & Gerroa- the pretty coastal village.....
Gerringong is the hometown of South Coast Imag, we have a little office at the back of the chemists arcade & also live in town (Narelle in Gerringong & myself in Werri Beach), so I am slightly bias when promoting this hometown as a must-see!
You can find Gerringong about 10 mins south of Kiama or 40 mins south of Wollongong, it is close to many great day trip destinations on the south coast including Jervis Bay (approx 40 mins away).
Originally cleared by cedar cutters, Gerringong developed as a dairying village at the centre of rich pastures, more recently it has become a holiday town, popular with those that prize our beaches, glorious surroundings, rolling hills and proximity to Sydney.
The famous Natural Necessity Surf Shop in the main street of Gerringong (who coined the terms 'definitely worth the drive....') along with lots of homewares shops dotted up and down the street, a great bakery and the Deli (with wonderful coffee) or Scoops (delicious icecreams!) are also must- stop places.
Open on weekends you can stop at the Gerringong Heritage Museum in Blackwood St, displaying info from Gerringong's interesting past. The Crooked River Winery up the road has great wine to enjoy with a meal whilst taking in the view of the picturesque winery pastures below.
Boat Harbour is a great spot to take the kids for a bbq, watch the pelicans and swim in the rockpool, the grassed area means you can play a game of cricket/kick a ball & enjoy other Aussie family activities!
Werri Beach also has 2 rockpools one for the kiddies and 1 for adults as well as of course the beach nearby, the beach can be a bit rough so it's important to swim between the flags but this one can also be good for experienced surfers.
Gerroa, about 5 mins down south, is a great child-friendly beach & really good for beginner surfers, take your MAL out & give it a go, there is also surf schools that operate on the beach for those wanting a lesson.
Lots of accommodation is available in Gerringong now from Bellachara which has it's own kids club to Anchor Inn Motel (good steak at the Stonegrill Restaurant) to quaint B&B's and holiday houses down at Werri Beach, contact South Coast Holidays for more information & bookings.
We have more info in the mag or on our website at www.southcoastimag.com.au as well as Kiama Tourism who has an abundance of info both in the shop & online at www.kiama.com.au
Thanks for reading, see you in Gerringong!