Stunning scenery on local bushwalks

If you are staying with us at The Haven, and want to do some bush walking or explore some stunning natural sites these are our recommended places –
stunning view
Bombo Geological site – just South of Bombo Beach – 25 mins away
This was once an old basalt quarry, hence the name, but don’t let that put you off. The amazing basalt towers and sea wall where waves crash, sending plumes of rainbow tinted spray into the air and the tranquil sea pools at the base of the rocks make it one of the most popular local sites for wedding photographers and it has even featured in car and fashion adverts.
30-45 minute circuit . Easy walk if you take the left path which winds down to the flat circular walking track, right hand path goes up for great views and a rocky path down to the flat area.
Bomaderry Creek walk
Bomaderry Creek Walk accessed off Narang Road, Bomaderry,signs on the left side of the road.  15 minutes awayHead South on the riverside track for amazing rock overhangs and caves along the river, ancient gums and lots of birdlife and native flowers.
5km return –  Medium grade, some steep places. Walking shoes needed as there are rocky parts and steps cut into the bank and over boulders. A shorter flatter walk along the top of the rocks and through trees lies off to the right of the track heading  northwest.
Bens Walk 2
Bens Walk – accessed off Nowra Showground where you can park.  20 minutes away
Easy loop walk turning left along the river bank and over a rock bridge to flat grassy meadows on the North side of the river then back across a metal bridge towards the carpark.
Drawing rooms walk 1
Drawing Room Rocks – accessed off Woodhill Mountain Road. 17 minutes away, parking layby off road.
2-3 hour  medium grade walk through trees and rocky outcrops to the top of the ridge where stunning scenery and unusual geological formations which look like tables and stools which give it it’s name await.  Walking shoes should be worn.

Berry NSW Regional Travel Re-opening 1 November 2021

Finally some good news for what has been a tough couple of years for all of us in the tourism industry. The NSW Government as part of its easing of COVID restrictions is reopening travel to regional NSW on 1 November 2021, which means we are back in business and able to welcome back guests to Berry NSW.

However under the current rules anyone over the age of 16 must be fully vaccinated to be able to stay with any accommodation provider or to visit restaurants, cafes or attractions.  At this stage it is anticipated that by 1 December this may be lifted to allow anyone to visit.

We have already had a great number of enquiries and only have a few midweek spots available for November and only 1 weekend available in our Villa property on 26/27/28 November.

December is also filling up fast and we expect to be fully booked over our Xmas holiday period where we have a minimum 5 night stay.

Whats on in Berry 2021

After a year of bushfires and then COVID we are glad to see the end of 2020 and want to thank our fantastic guests who have stayed with us and supported the local community during this time.

How fantastic was it to see that this week our very own Shoalhaven region of NSW has made Trip Advisors Top 10 Emerging Destinations in the world.

It has been a busy start for us in 2021 with this weekend seeing our first vacancies but February through to April school holidays are already filling up fast.  We thought we would share with you are few things that Berry and the surrounding area has to offer this year and we hope that we may see you down here at the HAVEN AT BERRY very soon.

Kind Regards
Wendy, Kym, Barry & Max our Maremma Sheepdogs and our Alpacas & Chickens

What’s on in and around Berry 2021

Berry Farmers Market – Every Thursday 3pm to 5pm – Berry Showgrounds
Delicious local produce including fruit & Veg, meat, wines, Gin, Chocolates, pastries and much more13 February 2021 (and every 2nd Saturday of each month) Berry Bowling Club Markets
Kidtastic Time has joined up with Berry Bowling Club to create a unique new market.
 There is a great range of products and plenty of variety. Visitors can walk through the friendly, family-orientated markets and meet the stallholders selling their own products.
There is live music and great food on offer, both inside the club and outside the club.7 March 2021 Berry Markets (And first Sunday of every month except February)
Approximately 100 stalls will be open. The market offers handmade / hand-produced products, arts and crafts, locally grown vegetables and produce, collectables, books, plants, leather goods, clothing and many other interesting stalls to browse.
Open to the public from 8:30am till 2.30pm. Entry is free.8 May 2021. Big Country Music Festival – Berry Showgrounds 10.30am to 10.30pm
Final Release of tickets on Sale Now CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION

30 October 2021 Red Hot Summer Tour – Berry Showgrounds
With a massive line-up of classic Aussie acts including Jon Stevens, Diesel, Chris Cheney and Vika & Linda, the show will be headlined by the iconic Jimmy Barnes and loveable new wave rockers Hoodoo Gurus.

NOTE: We only have our 3 BR Villa Available for this weekend with a minimum 3 night stay.

Berry Surrounding Areas
Pyree Art and Craft Market every 4th Sunday monthly from 9am – 1.30 pm.

Kiama Seaside Markets – local crafts foods etc – Third Sunday in the month from 9am – 3 pm but  there is a special extra market on Sunday 31st January. Black Beach, Kiama.

Gerringong Rotary Markets – Centre of Gerringong – 3rd Saturday of the month – next on February 20th 8am – 1.30pm

Kiama Picnic Train  8 dates from Feb 27th – 21st March 2021– coastal steam train ride.

L’Etape Australia – Aussie Tour de France  19th/20th March 2021 [TBC ]

Winter Wine Festival at Crooked River Wines 3-4 April 2021 11am-7pm [ TBC ]

Wine Tasting and Tours – All Year round
Explore the local wineries or book a Driver to take you around to see 8 local wineries.  Click here for more details

Harvest Berry Mountain

Seeks to bring the best of their farm produce, grown on the mountain, to Queen Street, Berry. The new venue offers:

  • Fine dining in our refurbished restaurant delivered by local renowned Executive chef Brent Strong including Slow cooked meats from the smokehouse in the al fresco garden;
  • The finest craft beers and spirits, including our own open ferment craft beer brewed by renowned head brewer, Neal Cameron;
  • Takeaway breakfast and Harvest coffee brought to you seven days a week.
South on Albany
Where locals choose to wine and dine, this neighbourhood restaurant is top spot for seasonal local food with a European twist. Enjoy a taste of the south coast through locally sourced ingredients that take centre stage on every plate exiting the kitchen. Add a glass of local wine and South on Albany is ticking all the boxes! 3/65 Queen Street (cnr Albany Street), Berry
Queen Street Eatery
A cool and casual restaurant right in the heart of Berry, where Chef Robbie Blackburn has put his own spin on some classic French bistro dishes. An heirloom beetroot and goats cheese salad sits very comfortably next to bistro fixtures, like steak frites and John Dory meuniere. All dishes are packed with delectable local produce, from South Coast oysters to the freshest vegetables available

Massages at the Haven

The Haven at Berry is now offering a real retreat treat with Angela’s Massage and Natural Therapies mobile service now available from August 2020.  Pre-book a massage with Angela in the comfort of your private villa.  Angela is a qualified Remedial Masseur who will bring her own Massage Table and equipment to your accommodation-  you may also be able to claim a rebate back from your Health Fund.

Contact us for more information.

June 2020 Reopening

Its great to finally reopen after NSW Government lifted travel restrictions on June 1.  We would like to thank our loyal customers who have already booked with us over the next few months.  We are now fully booked until the 20th of July.  We have spent the past few months working on the property and doing the odd jobs in and around the villas to make them sparkle.  Hope to see you all soon


Coronavirus- A message from the Haven at Berry

Like you and most of the world, we’re making our best efforts to adjust to a rapidly evolving situation.   As our Villas are isolated from other accomodations and fully self-contained there is no need to be near other guests during your stay with us.  Both Kym and I live alone in the Managers House and only have animals to look after (no kids) and apart from infrequent visits to Berry or Nowra for supplies we are fairly isolated and taking all steps we can to adhere to the Government social distancing measures.

The following can help prevent the spread of coronaviruses and protect yourself and your other members of your family from becoming infected:

  • wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds;
  • avoid touching eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands; and
  • avoid close contact with people who are sick and do not travel if you have any members of your family that are not well or running a temperature.

Your Safety & Wellbeing

As we navigate this unprecedented crisis, rest assured that our first priority remains keeping our guests and communities safe.   In response to the Coronavirus outbreak, we have implemented even more rigorous cleaning and disinfection measures according to official World Health Organization (WHO) and local guidelines and are closely monitoring the advice of medical and government authorities.

All common areas and every part of the villa are regularly cleaned to ensure the highest cleanliness and sanitary conditions and all linen is professionally laundered before each stay.  There is ample soap in all bathrooms to ensure you can regularly clean your hands and we can assist in providing additional supplies should you require them during your stay.

Of course, we recommend all travellers review guidance from the WHO and follow any travel advice issued by their home states or countries prior to travel.

Basketball for the kids

There is no better sport to get  the kids outdoors and off their screens.  Here are some of our guests loving our basketball hoop.  We have placed it on the soft expansive lawn so they can take off their shoes and shoot hoops all day.   Basketballs are of course provided and they can then cool down afterwards in our swimming pool that is always open for guests.

Tesla Charging Dock Available At The Haven At Berry

We’re very strong with our eco values here at the Haven. With our enormous free-range chooks,  beautiful alpacas wandering around the property, honey production, jam and preserve making and our vegetable gardens, we are definitely champions of a more sustainable lifestyle. For this reason back in November 2018 we installed a Tesla charging dock. We are encouraged to know that Australians are starting to consider electric vehicles and we like to support this movement.  We are one of only two properties in the Shoalhaven region that have a Tesla charging dock – that makes us pretty special!

The dock allows one car charging at a time but with only a few hours for a full charge it’s perfect time to enjoy the rest of the property.