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New South Wales

The beautiful township of Berry is nestled between Kangaroo Valley and Seven Mile Beach. Located on Princes Highway, Berry is 15km north of Nowra. It is also easily accessible from Kangaroo Valley via Kangaroo Valley Road.
The rustic and friendly charm of Berry is not to be missed. The historic town (Broughton Creek Village) was settled in 1875 and was part of Alexandra Berry's Coolangatta Estate. Many of its enchanting buildings have been renovated and now house cafes, antiques, crafts, nursery, hotels, indigenous arts, galleries and a museum. One of the popular attractions is The Berry Stores (Wilson's Stores, 1892).

Named from an Aboriginal word meaning 'where the sea makes noise', Kiama is the home to the famous Blowhole, located approximately 90 minutes drive south of Sydney at the centre of the beautiful Illawarra.
Explorer George Bass first anchored his first boat in the small bay which is now the towns harbour and noted hearing "most tremendous noise" from the nearby blowhole. The bay was used by cedar-getters from 1815; by 1831 most of the hinterland was surveyed and the town was planned in 1937. The dairying industry prospered in this area and by the 1890s fresh milk was being sent to Sydney on the new rail service.
The Kiama region boasts many natural features including the Blowhole(a spectacular spurt of water from underground sea caves which can reach up to 60m), Blackbeach, Cathedral Rocks and numerous waterfalls and rainforest.

This busy and expanding agricultural and business centre, located just upstream from the mouth of the Shoalhaven River, is an extremely popular tourist resort because of its stunning beaches extending north and south of the town. Wreck Bay to the south is extremely popular spot for surfing (Australia's Pipeline) and diving, while Jervis Bay is a favorite for the fishermen.

A small fishing/resort town it has some of the best surfing beaches on the south coast. The town is a holiday centre during the summer months with great fishing spots and a stunning golf course overlooking the ocean. The many caravan parks, motels and fresh seafood make it a perfect spot for a vacation.

A delightful small holiday/fishing town on the Clyde River it was named by Captain Cook in 1770 for the captain of one of his previous ships. Being the closest coastal town to Canberra it attracts many visitors and is renowned for its crayfish and oysters.

Bermagui is definitely the major southern Australian game fish port, marlin, tuna of all description, blue shark and so on. It is also a tag and release conscious port and most fish are released, except suspected class records.
Umbara Aboriginal Cultural Centre is a marvelous example of koori culture presented by kooris. It provides cultural tours to significant local sites, bush tucker experiences, educational activities and a guided cruise of Wallaga Lake and Gulaga, a mountain named Mt. Dromaderry by one James Cook. Naturally Bermagui is surrounded by huge tracts of forest, raw coastline and to the west the escarpment of the Monaro plains. A good place. We also have accomodation and eateries of various grades.

Eden situated on the magnificent harbour of Twofold Bay is steeped in the traditions of the sea and started its life a whaling town. Today Eden is the main port on the south coast and a major fishing town. Although whaling is no longer practised the coastline is a whale watching wonderland playing host to these magnificent creatures on their annual migration south during the months of September to November. Many species of whale (Humpbacks, Southern Rights, Minke, Blue) are sighted just offshore during this period, some venturing all the way into the bay.

Charter boats offer deep sea fishing and diving expeditions all year round.

Eden Killer Whale Museum has many fascinating exhibits of Eden's past and houses the skeleton of "Old Tom" a legend Killer whale in his day.

The township of Pambula is located 1km from Pambula Beach with a rich history dating back the 1850s . Gold was once discovered on the Pambula Goldfields where precious gems may still be found today. Dolphins may be seen chasing food up the Pambula River and middens over 2000 years old left by aborigines are still to be found.

This flourishing resort/fishing town is situated on the picturesque Lake Merimbula at the entrance to the Merimbula River. It is a haven for relaxing by the sea or enjoying its many attractions which include excellent surfing , fishing, boating, a fantastic golf course and delicious fresh seafoods.

A town famous for its cheese which has been made here as far back as the late 19th century. The town was first established on the banks of the river back in the 1830s but moved to higher ground after being washed out by flood waters.

The Bega Co-Operative Creamery Company was officially formed in 1899 by the farmers of the Bega Valley who wanted to control their own industry and the original butter factory began production in early 1900, in 1944 it changed its name to become The Bega Co-Operative Society Limited and over the years expanded into milk receival, town milk deliveries and milk powder production.

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