Thursday, July 12, 2018

Day 3186 - The Lovin Life Linky - Gerroa NSW

Have you heard of Gerroa?

Taking a walk on the cliff tops of 7 Mile Beach
We may be smack bang in the middle of winter, but the south coast of NSW is still as inviting as ever.  

Instead of wandering down the Clyde Mountain to our own little Surf Beach shack, we decided instead to head further north and visit my cousin in the little seaside village of Gerroa. 

Gerroa is in the Illawarra region, nestled between Kiama and Berry, right next door to Gerringong.  There's not much in Gerroa itself other than a hillside full of houses overlooking the ocean.  

It sits at the mouth of the Crooked River which is at the northern end of Seven Mile Beach and has a population of just under 700 people. 



Gerroa is 40 minutes south of Wollongong and around two hours from Sydney.  It took us 2.5 hours from Canberra via Jamberoo Mountain Road.

It's in a great part of the world with Kiama 15 minutes north and Berry 15 minutes south.  We chose to take a breakfast stroll around historic Berry to absorb it's heritage buildings and gorgeous gift shops.  




Just two nights and one full day was enough for us to recharge our batteries, get our family fix and feel that we'd captured the essence of another area of our this gorgeous country of ours. 

Of course good company, great food and a few cocktails never hurts.


If you're looking for a family getaway, Gerroa is renowned for its water sports such as paddle boarding, surfing, kite surfing, windsurfing and fishing.  The best picks for accommodation are cabins at the caravan park or hiring one of the many holiday houses overlooking the ocean. 

Gerroa - the perfect spot to be Lovin' Life.

Are you familiar with the Illawarra region of NSW?

Ever been to Gerroa?

What are you lovin' about life this week?

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It's Lovin' Life Linky time! 

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35 comments :

  1. I haven't hear of Gerroa but it looks beautiful and definitely a place I'd like to visit.

    I went back to Perth for Lovin' Life this week.

    SSG xxx

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    1. Gerroa is closer to you than Perth! LOL. Hope you had some lovely family time :)

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  2. I've never been to Gerroa but it looks like a little piece of blissed out laid back paradise.

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  3. Gerroa looks beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

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  4. It's so wonderful to explore new places like this. Of course, great food doesn't hurt the wonderful experience!!!
    XOXO
    Jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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    1. So true. It's nice to be able to take my US readers on a tour of my homeland

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  5. As a girl born in the 'Gong and living in Wollongong till I was ten, yes I know Gerroa. It was the place of my first ever holiday as a little girl, aged around 2. My grandparents and family along with Mum, Dad and I, travelled down on a red truck. I remember being in the back of it. I remember we stayed in a place close to that view (we are talking 1952 now so no glitz or shops) and I had to have milk from the cow on my breakfast and that's when I did not like WARM milk. Many years later B and I had a few days in Gerringong and drove to Gerroa to capture the view too. Did you know Allison Tait (author) lives around there too? Denyse x

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    1. I love that red truck story! I can just imagine it. I also remember staying with my Aunt and Uncle on a dairy when I was kid and having to have fresh (warm) cows milk on my cereal. CACK!!!
      PS I knew Allison was somewhere on the south coast, but did not know she was in the Gerroa area. I would love to have a cuppa with her one day.

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  6. I'm not familiar with it at all, but show me some empty beaches and you've won me over!

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    1. It was divine. Not sure it's so empty in summer though.

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  7. I lived in Kiama Heights (out on the headland) Leanne for about 18 months back in 1986. It was such a gorgeous area and your photos of Gerroa are beautiful. :)

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  8. I haven't been in years but looks like I need to revisit!

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  9. We have travelled through the Illawarra area often as we camped and it is a beautiful part of the country.

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  10. I've never heard of it before Leanne - but there's a lot of places on the East Coast that I've never heard of. I think we're going to have to do more trips over there to discover some of these delightful spots.

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    1. You'd probably need a year or two of just meandering up the coast

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  11. I've not heard of Gerroa but then again I don't know much of the NW coastline. When I lived in Canberra (back in the late 1990s) a few people I worked with had bought retirement properties in places on the coast I'd not heard of... (am too much of a Queenslander!)

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    1. I'm sure there are plenty of pockets in Qld I've never heard of.

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  12. I have never heard of Gerroa, but those water views make it worth putting on the to-do list!

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  13. Gerroa sounds apealling! I'll have to look into organising a family mini break there!

    Ingrid

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  14. I have been to Gerroa twice actually during our travels down the East Coast. Last time we stayed at nearby Gerringong and we loved the region. There is just so much to do and see within a short driving distance from here. Berry, Kangaroo Valley, Kiama and the Crooked River Winery are all nearby. I absolutely agree with you!

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  15. We haven't done much touring in New South Wales, but this looks like a delightful place for a restful break. Enjoy! And thank you again for the link up.

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  16. What a lovely place. Thanks for sharing it. Thanks for hosting and I hope that you have a wonderful week.

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  17. I'm thinking we live just a tad too far south--I much prefer your winter weather! What a great place to wander about. I love the town names, they are so different from our NZ names.

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    1. I love your NZ names! Although there are many I probably wouldn't be able to pronounce.

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  18. That first picture is stunning. Looks like you had a great time in a beautiful place.

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    1. IT was gorgeous Suzy. That first pic is my fave too

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