If you haven’t been to the NSW South Coast in a while, it may be time to take another look.
The South Coast has a wonderful foodie culture. New desert bars, restaurants and wineries are popping up from Kiama through to Tathra.
Many businesses have been founded to cater to a growing number of tourists and local families. The South Coast now has everything you would expect to find in Sydney or Melbourne – without the stress or the traffic.
Here are the best new South Coast attractions we think families will love.
Learn to surf
Gerringong Surf school runs kids school holidays surf and skate camps. The three-day camps are $150 and run daily from 9-12 or 1-4. Little groms can practice town-in surfing, and switching their stance on firm ground before they hit the water. The surf school provides all the gear, you just need to turn up.
Where: Gerringong Surf School 52 Wingeewah Road Gerringong
Price: $150 for three lessons.
Contact: 0414 245 216 for information about lesson times
Play Foot Golf
Foot Golf is a combination of Golf and soccer. To win, you need to complete the round with the least amount of kicks. The game is played on a golf course with specially modified 53cm holes. Children under 15 must be accompanied by an adult.
Where: Jamberoo Golf Club 21 Allowrie Street Jamberoo
Price: $30 family (2 adults, 2 kids) on weekdays. $45 per family on weekends and public holidays. Ball hire is an extra $5
Contact: 4236 0404 bookings essential
Cow to cone icecream
Want an “udderly” delicious treat? Not many places can say they offer a “cow to cone” experience. At the Berry treat factory, the cows you see in the paddocks outside are the ones that are milked to produce their sweet fresh ice-cream.
Take a seat and enjoy milkshakes, gelato and sundaes made entirely on premises.
Where: Berry Treat factory Old Creamery Lane, Berry, New South Wales,
Price: Less than $20
Contact: 4464 1112
Indulge your sweet tooth
Love a good flaky pastry? You will want to try Parfait Patisserie in Kiama. The line to buy their delicious sweet treats often snakes down the street. But trust us, it’s worth it. Just look at these goodies.
Local favourites include Love the Rush coffee blend and their classic flaky croissants.
Where: 38-40 Manning Street Kiama
Price: Less than $20
Contact: 4232 1030
Fresh local market produce
Do not eat breakfast. Head straight for the Milton Produce market and grab a bacon and egg roll from Teresa Trattoria. This wonderful farmers’ market is open every Saturday at the Milton Showgrounds. The market has fresh locally grown veggies, flowers, bread, butter, pasture-raised beef and so much more.
Where: Milton Showgrounds 107 Croobyar Rd, Milton
Rick Stein’s seaside restaurant at Bannisters in Mollymook has world-class food. Most people are surprised to find the downstairs area of this restaurant is relaxed and family-friendly. And the food is just as good as the fancy restaurant upstairs. Rick Stein’s Pool Bar has a range of Mediterranean-inspired snacks. Our tip – the garlic prawn pizza is the way to go for seafood lovers.
Where: 191 Mitchell Parade Mollymook
Price: Entrees from $20
Contact: 4455 3044
Art and coffee
Head to Mister Jones in Bermagui for fantastic hole-in-the-wall coffee and a stroll through the art gallery.
The gallery showcases the work of local artist and writer Matt Chin.
Chun sold the espresso business last year to focus on his art. Inside you will find wonderful portraits and landscape art. We highly recommend a visit with any kids studying art.
Where: 4 Bunga Street Bermagui
Price: The cost of a cup of coffee
Contact: 0428 484 404