Tuesday, September 11, 2007

View from the balcony - Seven Mile Beach!

We recently spent a few days hanging out down the south coast of NSW. We often pile bikes and golf clubs into the car and head for Gerroa (about 1hr and 15 mins south of Sydney). You can rent a 4 bedroom house down there for 3 nights with these amazing views for a measly $500.00(www. accomodationsouthcoast.com.au).

Seven Mile beach stretches out ahead of you for...well about 7 miles actually. Berry is 10 minutes drive away if you feel like rubbing shoulders with 100000 day trippers. Coolangatta Estate Winery is also 5 minutes away. They produce some of the best local semillon around. The 1998 vintage is a multi award winner which even trumped Tyrrells Vat 1 (one of Austalia's best) at the Royal Sydney Show a couple of years ago. We stopped there for lunch one day and tried their celebreated local tasting plate - superb for $25-00!

The towns of Gerrigong and Werri Werri beach (great for surfing) are also 5 minutes away and my favourite little regional restaruant (in the south anyway) is right in the heart of Gerroa. With only about 8 inside tables, Seahaven Cafe used to be an old general store they are open for both luch and dinner six days (closed Monday). They serve both cafe style food as well as a fine dining experience with a modern australian dinner menu offering - Weve never had a bad meal or experience there and the coffee is great too.
The best thing about this part of the south coast is that it is still largely undiscovered. The Gerrigong golf course has an honesty box and the beach stretches so far it could never be crowded.

View from the 7th hole on Gerrigong Golf course

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