Berrima Travel Guide

  • Apple blossom time
    Apple blossom time
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  • Pretty, isn't it
    Pretty, isn't it
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  • To market, to market
    To market, to market
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Berrima Things to Do

  • Wngecarribee walk

    Should you wander up to the sandstone church mentioned elsewhere you might also choose to head off to the right and pick up a lovely walking track that goes down beside the Wingecarribee River.Chances are you might come across a few locals as it's a popular thing to do and, I for one, cannot blame them.Especially nice if there's someone alongside...

  • Pie shops

    If you fancy a pie, as I have on one or two occasions, then you will be well served in Berrima. The first one I ate at was the Gumnut Patisserie which just happens to be an award winning (voted by those within the industry) cake shop. The pie I had (mushroom) was delicious and the apple tart that I purchased for later, if a little expensive,...

  • Still there after all these years

    Berrima was meant to be the administrative, commercial and manufacturing centre of the land between the western extremities of Sydney, then called Cowpastures, now known as Camden, and the next commercial centre, Goulburn; Berrima, it was hoped, would fill the void. It was thought manufacturing of things such as leather and wool would be undertaken...

  • The church

    This attractive little sandstone church is just off the old highway on the bend at the end of the main area just up behind a small park.

  • Court House

    This delightfully facaded court house is now a museum. One of its claims to fame is that it was the scene of the first ever jury trial in Australia. Erected mid-19th century when the town was expected to become more than it eventually did, its utilization of sandstone and neo classical architecture make for an attractive blend.These days it is open...

  • Everybody is in on the act

    Berrima is the arty-crafty capital of the Southern Highlands. In fact, it's so much into it that the inmates of the local gaol even sell stuff. You can get it by entering this building here and parting with some money.The local facility has a fascinating history. It must be one of the only prisons on earth that was transformed into a tourist...

  • That Inn

    The Surveyors General Inn these days has been tarted up and, inside there are the ubiquitos poker machines that somehow grated on me in an historical context but, the publican is entitled to make a living.There's lots of authenticity about the main bar though and it takes little imagination to put yourself back 100 years or so.

  • Berrima Galleries

    This used to be another of the inns, the Crown Inn and dates from the 1840's. It was later owned by a politician, William McCourt, who also happened to be the proprietor of the first newpaper in Moss Vale.

  • The town that never was

    Berrima was meant to be, but it never was in reality.It was going to be lots of things but none of them came to fruition. Its ultimate failure came when the railway passed it by, thus condemning it to a non participating role in just about everything. That was, until tourism happened.Now, this little village, in real terms about three blocks of it,...

  • Mansion indeed

    This is a picture of Harper's Mansion (1834) , now a private residence. It sits on the hill on your right as you enter Berrima from the north.James Harper was the first licensee of the Surveyor General Inn. It was purchased by the church in 1853 by the church and used as a presbytery until 1898. Today it belongs to the National Trust but is not...

  • The bend in the river

    Located in a picturesque valley on a bend of the Wingecarribee River, Berrima was chosen by Governor Bourke to be the adminstrative centre of the County of Camden, which comprised new lands discovered and settled to the south of the new colony from Cowpastures (Camden) to Argyle (Goulburn).The original government settlement in the Highlands was...

  • Bell Gallery

    This classy exterior fronts an even classier interior - art work wise.There is, within these walls, a quality eclectic mix of fine art beautifully displayed. This was probably the highlight of Berrima for me.Yes, some of the works are not within the average worker's budgetry constraints but, hey, I'm only in there looking - and loving it.A...


Berrima Shopping

  • Gifts and Homewares

    Lots of outdoor stuff, with baskets. some clothing and toys. My friend go me thes Angel of the Month from here.

  • Teas, Jams, Honey, Chutneys, Mustards

    This is a very popular store - you will like the lady serving there - she has even been to Malaysia!!!Anyway, the shop sells all kinds of food stuff. At least 64 teas, 88 jams, 50 over chutneys, and 14 mustards, 25 honeys, lots of teas and coffees and chocolates. I bought some Mango Jam, Rose Petal Jam, and Leatherbark Honey to home. I was also...

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    St. Francis Xaviers

    by iandsmith Written Sep 29, 2009

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    This delightful edifice dates back to 1851 and is located as you come into the village from the south. It's easily overlooked but worth a glance or two with that lovely sandstone.
    Of course, should you be lucky enough to be there in spring, as I obviously was, you might get some shots like these.

    Apple blossom time Pretty, isn't it
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    lots of things to buy

    by Audrey118 Written Feb 25, 2003

    Favorite thing: I was so so amused by this jar of pickled onions - such humour is put on the labelling.

    It is called Bum Hummers - 1000 farts in a jar!!!!

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