Gerringong is ideally located for outdoor fun at the beach. Werri Beach is one of the best surfing beaches on the South Coast while Seven Mile Beach is one of the best for wind surfing and swimming. You can learn to surf at either beach with local experts.
Gerringong is a hilltop village that overlooks blue ocean that promises long days of sport and sunshine. Stay around town a while and you’ll discover this atmospheric town also has a taste for the finer things in life, including wines, great fishing and golf.
One of the best ways to experience the stunning natural beauty around Gerringong on the South Coast is on foot. The spectacular 22-km Gerringong to Kiama Coast Walk begins at Minnamurra and wanders past headlands, rivers, beaches, Kiama town centre, to Blowhole Point then on towards the Little Blowhole passing more beaches and bays before arriving at Werri Beach on the northern end of Gerringong. Many Gerringong locals tend to start at Gerringong and walk their way to Kiama.
Gerringong is also within easy reach of Sydney – less than a two-hour drive away yet it might as well be another world. Be sure to sample the wines at Crooked River Winery and browse through the Gerringong Heritage Museum. Don’t miss one of the best picnic spots around, at Boat Harbour Reserve, from where you can take a stroll along the rock platform.
Be sure to also check out Werri Beach. Werri is distinguished by having point breaks at both ends of the beach, so there’s often a nice wave peeling nicely off either the north or south headland. Smooth even when the summer nor’easter is blowing, the north point starts to break across the rocky reef that extends from the headland, then generates a fatter wave closer to shore that’s beloved of long-boarders.
You’ll find a variety of accommodation in Gerringong from hotels and self contained apartments/houses to camping and bed & breakfast options.
Where to eat in Gerringong:
Sea Vista Cafe’ – 2/1 Noble Street, Gerringong – Ph 4234 4000
Fern St Espresso & Gelato – 100 Fern Street, Gerringong – Ph 0411 061 961
Gerringong by the Sea (Mercure Hotel) – 1 Fern Street, Gerringong – Ph 4234 1359
Crooked River Winery & Restaurant – 11 Willowvale Road, Gerringong – Ph 4234 0975
Gerringong Cafe’ – Shop 4/100 Fern Street, Gerringong – Ph 4234 1269
Gerringong Deli Cafe’ – 133 Fern Street, Gerringong – Ph 4234 1035
Gerringong Pizza – Shop 1/123 Fern Street, Gerringong – Ph 4234 2454
Jack’s Grill at Cronin’s Hotel – 29 Belinda Street, Gerringong – Ph 4234 4115
Jock’s Bakery & Cafe’ – Shop 123-125 Fern Street, Gerringong – Ph 4234 2311
Lucky Harbour Chinese – Shop 4/152 Fern Street, Gerringong – Ph 4234 4989
Noy’s Thai Restaurant – Millers Arcade 123-125 Fern Street, Gerringong – Ph 4234 1445
Perfect Break Vegetarian Cafe’ – 115A Fern Street, Gerringong – Ph 4234 1211
The Blue Swimmer – 19 Riverleigh Avenue, Gerroa – Ph 4234 3796
The Gerroa Boat Fishermans Club – Crooked River Road, Gerroa – Ph 4234 0044
Trivium – Shop 4/104 Fern Street, Gerringong – Ph 4234 4008
Seven Mile Beach Kiosk – Crooked River Road, Gerroa – Ph 4234 1570
Gerringong Bowling Club – Pacific Avenue – Ph 4234 4270
Werri Fish Shop – 29 Pacific Avenue, Werri Beach Ph 4234 1505
Zoobs Wood-fired Pizza and Food Bar – Shop 1/11 Blackwood Street, Gerringong – Ph 4234 0241
The Blue Goose – 3/25 Noble Street, Gerringong – Ph 4234 0338
Quiet Coffee Gerringong – 3/104 Fern Street, Gerringong – Ph 4234 4244