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Our Guide to the Perfect Summer Weekend in Berrima

Searching for the Perfect Summer escape? Berrima has it all

As the temperatures rise and the sun graces us with its golden glow, Berrima beckons you to experience perfect summer weekend filled with charm, history and friendly locals.
Here’s our guide to spending a perfect summer weekend in Berrima. But firstly, grab a copy of Explore Berrima’s pocket guide and village map to help you nagivate the village and find the best local businesses to visit over your weekend. You’ll find a copies at most Berrima business houses or online .

Day 1: Perfect Summer Saturday – Historic Immersion and Culinary Delights

Morning:
Start your day with a hearty breakfast at one of Berrima’s charming cafes, such as Berrima General Store Café , The Courtyard Café or the long time favourite, Magpie Café . Fuel up for a day of exploration.

Late Morning:
Embark on a historical walking tour through the heart of Berrima. Visit iconic landmarks like the Berrima Courthouse , Old Berrima Gaol, and St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. Immerse yourself in the stories of the village’s past, appreciating the well-preserved architecture and cobblestone streets.

Lunch:
Indulge in a leisurely lunch in the beer garden at The Surveyor General Inn , Australia’s oldest continuously licensed inn. Enjoy traditional pub fare in a historical setting that captures the essence of Berrima’s colonial heritage.

Late Afternoon:
Spend the afternoon shopping at The Brown Shutter , Mrs Oldbucks Pantry & Table , Sticky Beaks Vintage Emporium and many more boutique stores Berrima has on offer. Discover unique treasures, antiques, and handcrafted goods that make for perfect souvenirs.

Evening:
Dine at a local restaurant, such as Joshs Café , Eschalot Restaurant or Berrima Vault House. Enjoy a delicious meal in an intimate setting, featuring locally sourced ingredients and a diverse menu. After dinner, take a moonlit stroll through the quiet streets, soaking in the village’s peaceful ambiance.

Stay:
Spend the night at one of Berrima’s well appointed accommodation houses. From the family friendly motel, to one of Berrimas charming heritage cottages, the village has something for the perfect summer escape. Check out some of Berrima’s accommodation options .

Day 2: Perfect Summer Sunday – Nature Retreat and Relaxation

Morning:
Drop into the award winning Gumnut Patisserie for mouth watering breakfast pastries and fresh coffee.

Late Morning:
Head to Harpers Mansion National Trust and learn about the mansion’s intriguing history and wander through the beautiful gardens and hedge maze.

Afternoon:
Pack a picnic and enjoy a relaxing lunch and swim at Berrima Reserve on the Wingecarribee River. Be sure to visit The Lolly Swagman first for some treats to satisfy your sweet tooth cravings whilst taking in the serenity of your surroundings.

Late Afternoon:
Visit Joadja Estate on the outskirts of the village for a wine or gin tasting and stock up on a couple of bottles to take home.

Evening:
As the day winds down, consider a scenic drive to explore the picturesque Southern Highlands. Capture the golden hues of the sunset before returning to Berrima for a quiet evening. Enjoy a cozy dinner at one of the local eateries and a nightcap at a The Surveyor The Surveyor General Inn
or Peppergreen Estate

This perfect summer weekend getaway in Berrima combines history, culinary delights, nature, and relaxation, offering a well-rounded experience for any visitor seeking a charming escape.

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