We have survived Berrara!

We are currently holidaying with our lovely friends Graham & Heather who live in Sydney and have a holiday home down the coast in Berrara!

We arrived on Tuesday, were collected at the airport and then whisked away to Berrara for 4 days of way too much food and wine. Along with Graham & Heather were were joined by our other east coast friends David & Di, Tony & Heather (both from Sydney) and Ron & Julie from Noosa in Queensland. The last time were were all together was in 2007 – so there was much reminiscing over far too many coldies.

There they all are!

L - R:  Tony, Heather, Heather, Jim, Ron, Julie, Di, David & Graham

L – R: Tony, Heather, Heather, Jim, Ron, Julie, Di, David & Graham

Berrara is a small coastal holiday village near Sussex Inlet about three and a half hours from Sydney and although it has been drizzling on and off since we arrived it hasn’t really stopped us from enjoying our catch-up.

Here are the boys sitting on the verandah contemplating the weather.

A mob of kangaroos live around the cottage and the colourful parrots arrived each afternoon.

We lunched at Cupitt’s Winery near Milton where the food was exceptionally good, as was the scenery around the winery.


And we attended a very Australian country show (fair) at the Milton Show Day where we saw displays of machinery, vintage cars and hot utes, side show alley, ‘Wellies’ for the wet weather. horsemanship, livestock and sheep dog trials.

In the pavilions judges had made their decisions and the winners certificates and merit awards were proudly displayed along side the displays.

On our last morning we had breakfast at Hyams Beach Store and Cafe in nearby Cudmirrah. It was a very popular cafe and the brekky was great.

From here we farewelled David & Di, Tony & Heather and Ron & Julie – cheers until we meet again!


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We are spending another couple of days in Sydney with Graham & Heather and will catch up with friends from Italy. Will be lovely to see them again.

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8 Responses to We have survived Berrara!

  1. Tony Olson says:

    Survived, survived!!! I thought you two were leading the charge.
    Great to catch up. Let’s do it again soon.
    Love Heather and Tony.

  2. Mulino Dominillo says:

    Very happy to see that you are enjoying life!

  3. D& K Jackson says:

    Wow! What a great catch up for you! The scenery is great, the food is mouth-watering … but meeting good friends tops them all I’d say. Enjoy the rest of your trip! Looking forward to you reaching Jurien!! Debbie & Kevin xx

  4. Julie and Ron Haines says:

    Guys your blog is awesome….great photos and memories….lots of fun over the four days….heaps of laughs,wine,tucker and late nights.
    We are enjoying Bright in a nice B&B….some nice winery’s in this region…also cheese and olives to be had.
    Up to the mountains tomorrow…bike ride today along the old rail track…do it again tomorrow.
    Safe trip home and regards
    Julie and Ron

  5. Peter Jackson says:

    Hi Jim & Kerry Good to see your not letting the grass grow under your feet. Keep having fun. Regards
    Peter & Janet

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