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Explore Gerroa

 

What’s not to love about the gorgeous Gerroa?! 

This cute coastal town boasts cruisy, coastal vibes and plenty of sights and activities for everyone. A super scenic 40 minute4 drive from the ‘Gong gets you out of the CBD and into some casual coastal holiday feelz, with green rolling hills and ocean vistas.

Go full beach bum and laze on the beach with some surfing and paddleboarding or enjoy sophisticated dining and wines in the good company of friends. Only a short scenic drive to award winning restaurants, wineries, artisan and bespoke shopping and plenty of rural and coastal sights! 

All the instagramable vibes of Byron Bay without the crowds. 

And in our very own backyard – win!

GREAT OUTDOORS

Gerroa certainly packs a punch for some epic outdoor adventures combining water activities and nature packed exploring on terra firma. The famous Seven Mile Beach is a popular holiday destination in the summer months with water thrills on tap. Surfers can catch some epic tubes in the right conditions and a good fisherperson knows there are some magic spots to catch a bream or flathead, not to mention some great prawning on the new moon at the river mouth.

On a Nor-Easter wind, check out the kitesurfers enjoying the massive playground of smooth waves. Paddleboarders can have fun in the sun either catching waves or families enjoying the quiet waters of the river to have a splash. 

The joining of the Crooked River into the long stretch of pristine Seven Mile beach calls for fun times and plentiful surfing waves and fish. The Crooked River mouth is a great place to catch some rays with a book or watch the kids splash in the crystal clear shallow water. There’s a good reason why the local caravan park is a very popular hangout for holiday makers in the summer months – there’s just so much to do!

The Sandtrack North bushwalk takes you through sand dunes and rainforest, enjoying bird calls and sand in your toes when you reach the spectacular Seven Mile beach. A 3km walk each way – it’s a great way to get your step count up and soothe the soul in nature.

If you feel like exploring with the pooch off leash, check out the Black Head Reserve on the headland for some great whale watching vistas and views to Point Perpendicular. For your social feeds, fabulous golden hour photos can be snapped here – definitely #nofilter required!

Take a wander and do some further exploring down to the rock platform. You can check out the rock pools and fossilised shells in the rock platform at low tide, some really well preserved brachiopods and gastropods for fossil nerds out there!

Black Head Reserve

RETAIL THERAPY

While Gerroa is mostly residential with gorgeous outdoor spaces, you don’t need to go far to the vibey seaside village of Gerringong for your retail fix. Only a 2 minute drive with plenty of quirky and unique spaces to satisfy the most curious shopper – perfect for gift shopping  for that hard to buy for person, we all know one of those right?! 

The Collective Beat is a hub for local artisans and eclectic wares and we are there! Capture those South Coast chilled moments in a cute framed sea pic or scented candles that smell like summer. Mosey over to 34 Degrees South Trading Company for sophisticated yet casual coastal homewares to take a piece of beach holiday vibes home with you, we love the baskets to store our plush beach towels. 

A fashion fix can be found at Ziba Lifestyle with gorgeous textiles and accessories for the ladies with some beautiful brands adorning their racks. Hart and Soul offers an extensive range of vegan and eco-friendly indulgent beauty offerings, perfect for gifting or spoil yourself, yeah go on!

Gorgeous baskets at 34 Degrees South Trading Company.

WINING + DINING

When it comes to dining in Gerroa, it’s hard to go past the The Blue Swimmer at Seahaven, a prime posie on the deck shows off views across the Crooked River to Seven Mile beach. Keeping it relaxing, the sophisticated menu serves up scrumptious local produce, not to mention some tasty local craft beer and wines which we can’t go past! Takeaway is aways an option too if you prefer to have a beach picnic.

The Gerroa Boat Fishermans Club or Fishos is where it’s at for magic views and chilled bevvies. Enjoy the entertainment and a large selection of seafood, not forgetting the traditional snitty of course on their extensive menu.

A couple of minutes out of Gerroa check out Crooked River Wines. The cellar door serves their award winning wines and Uncle Joe’s brews on tap. They encourage sunny picnics or have a sit down farm to plate lunch overlooking the vineyard in style.

The Blue Swimmer at Seahaven

STEP BACK IN TIME

The Seven Mile Beach precinct holds some quirky tales of the past. In 1933, Sir Charles Kingsford Smith took off for his first commercial flight to New Zealand from the beach. Taking off at 2.30am in the morning thousands turned up and lit the way with car headlights. A memorial and lookout with panoramic views serves as a great spot to reflect and take in the magic views too.

JUST FOR KIDS

This place is the hub of water activities! If the grommets want to have a go at surfing there are some great surf schools taking advantage of this epic location including Land’s Edge Surf School and Surf Camp Australia. Pro tip – you can leave the older kids for a couple of hours while the adults enjoy the wineries or relaxing lunch.

Granties Maze is just 10 minutes up the road with a hedge maze to solve – or just get lost in! The park is on a rural property but offers tons of amusement park rides and attractions to keep the young ones happy for the day.

For an authentic farm experience the Buena Vista Farm offers farm tours and cooking classes. Check out the dairy and plenty of cute farm animals! Not to mention those magic views… 

Learn how to surf with Surf Camp Australia.

SUPPORTING LOCAL BIZ

There are some fab local businesses in Gerroa, and our Business Directory is the place to find them! From mechanics to medical centres, landscapers to legal services, beauty salons to builders…The Fold’s Business Directory has got you covered.