Historic Berrima village is the perfect destination to celebrate Australia Day in the Southern Highlands. With the customary Australia Day celebrations Berrima is known for, cancelled this year due to government restrictions, we have come up with 5 things to do in Berrima Australia Day 2021. So pack up the family and friends and head to Berrima.
Sit back at The Surveyor General Inn, enjoy a coldie or two, some great food and chill to some sweet tunes from performer Angus Murray, playing in the beer garden from 2pm. Sounds to us like the perfect way to while away a couple of hours.
Discover the past with a visit to the Berrima Courthouse, Harpers Mansion National Trust and Berrima District Museum. These 3 Berrima attractions have fascinating stories of the people, objects and buildings that make up the rich history of Berrima and colonial Australia.
Retreat from the heat and find a shady spot alongside the Wingecarribee River to throw down the blanket and spend some time just chilling out. Fill your picnic basket with lots of village goodies; Baked in Berrima for fresh breads and yummy pasties; The Little Hand Stirred Jam Shop and Mrs Oldbuck’s Pantry for your condiments (pickles, chutneys, relishes and jams); Gumnut Patisserie for the good old Aussie pie & sausage roll, pastries and desserts; The Berrima General Store & Cafe has a delicious range of takeaway sandwiches and homemade cakes; The Magpie Cafe and The Courtyard Cafe for the most delicious sweet treats and takeaway coffee and don’t forget some special treats from The Lolly Swagman.
We have 2 suggestions here. Firstly, take a self guided walking tour of the village and discover Berrima’s rich history in colonial Australia. Pick up the free Explore Berrima Pocket Guide,available from Berrima retailers, with an illustrated village map marked with historic landmarks. Alternatively, Schmokin Cafe offers self guided ebike tours of the village. The price of the tours includes ebike hire and a map with a brief description of the points of interest along the way.
But wait! The fun is not over once the sun has set in Berrima. Why not spend the night and immerse yourself in village life. Indulge in a dining experience at local favourites; Eschalot Restaurant, Josh’s Cafe and Peppergreen Estate and at the end of the night bed down in superb accommodation. Our top picks for the night are Crabtree Cottage, Hillside Cottage, Oldbury Cottage and the Bakehouse Motel. All within walking distance to the village.