Road trip: Sydney to Berry in 3 days

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277km
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This weekend journey takes you from Sydney to Berry and onto the white sandy beaches at Jervis Bay.

As you make your way to Sussex Inlet, the final stop of your trip, you will stop to explore Berry and the famous Berry donut van, whales at Jervis Bay and two National Parks.

Image credit: Destination NSW

Day 1: Sydney to Berry

2hr | 143km

Stop 1: Famous Berry Donut Van

As you approach the beautiful town of Berry in the Shoalhaven region, don't forget to stop at the Famous Berry Donut Van. For many years this donut van had a nondescript, even slightly rundown, appearance, making it all the more appealing. It feels like a secret. It’s since undergone a facelift and has never looked better, with its wrought-iron furniture, timber benches and a communal polished concrete table. The van may have changed but the donuts are as amazing as ever.

Stop 2: Meander through Berry

After your sugar overload, amble along Queen and Albert streets and Old Creamery Lane past heritage buildings and browse locally made gourmet products, sweet treats, elegant wines. For bargain-priced antiques and handmade goods, Berry Country Fair is held on the first Sunday of the month at Berry Showground.

Stop 3: Dine at Berry Hotel

Dine in the oldest brick building in Berry, The Berry Hotel, built in 1863.The Courtyard is the place to sit on a warm summer’s evening, and with three dining areas, one of these is sure to cater to your needs.

Stop 4: Stay at The Silos Estate

A quadruple treat, the Silos Estate makes wine, farms alpacas, and has a restaurant and country-style accommodation. It’s also carbon (dioxide) neutral, uses rainwater, and has an electric vehicle charging station. Owners Raj and Sophie Ray were successful in the business world, then opted for a lifestyle change and bought the estate nine years ago.

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The Silos Estate

Day 2: Berry to Jervis Bay

55min | 55km

Stop 1: Explore Jervis Bay

Miss the holiday traffic and take the Husky Ferry to Jervis Bay. Relax on white sandy beaches, or explore two national parks bordering the Jervis Bay Marine Park, a haven for bottlenose dolphins, fur seals, little penguins, sea dragons and migrating whales. Staying in self-contained accommodation, no longer will you have to drive to Nowra for a big shop. A sprawling new shopping mall, the Vincentia Marketplace, a $50 million development, is well designed and spacious, has attractive décor and a good selection of shops.

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Whale watching at Jervis Bay (Photo credit: Destination NSW) 
Stop 2: Stay at Worrowing Beachfront House

Experience cosy nostalgia in this rambling 1970s build that has been updated with Balinese landscaping outside, and high-spec renovations in the kitchen, living room and bathroom. Worrowing Estate at Jervis Bay is the perfect place to rest, and only minutes from the white sand beaches.

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Worrowing

Day 3: Jervis Bay to Sussex Inlet

53min | 64km

Stop 1: Rent a boat

To see more in a shorter space of time, rent out a boat and cruise along the inlet and into the man-made canal area, first constructed in the 1950s, which proves that ‘man-made’ doesn’t have to mean ‘ugly’. Then head towards the mouth of the inlet, which is a popular spot for boating and other water sports. Sussex Inlet, in fact, has become a venue for a round of the Australian Stand Up Paddleboard Titles because its minimal tidal flow provides ideal conditions.

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Jervis Bay (Photo credit: Picasa)
Stop 2: Laguna Lodge in Sussex Inlet

Laguna Lodge is somewhere you can truly relax and enjoy being near to the water. With its enviable waterfront position, near a general store, private jetty, outdoor bar area and pizza oven guests can certainly enjoy their stay here. On the river side there is also a barbecue area which is perfect for young families.

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Laguna Lodge

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