South Coast, Australia
When to go
Much like Sydney, the South Coast is beautiful at any time of the year. In summer, temperatures can reach the mid-30s but there’s often a cooling sea breeze. Winter is chilly, but you can still comfortably stroll along the beaches (the water might be too cold, unless you’re particularly hardy). During local school holidays – early July and late September – things can get particularly busy, and a visit during the Easter and Christmas breaks isn't even worth thinking about.
PlanesThe South Coast is a scenic two-hour drive from Sydney Airport (www.sydneyairport.com.au) | the busiest hub in Australia. Hire cars are available at the domestic and international terminals.
TrainsThough not a short journey, travelling by train on CityRail’s South Coast line (www.cityrail.info) is certainly picturesque. Berry is the second last stop on the line and travellers need to change trains at either Dapto or Kiama. There are about a dozen services each weekday during normal hours, and the trip takes about three hours.
AutomobilesA car is essential if you are intending to explore everything that the South Coast has to offer. It’s a two-hour drive south from Sydney along the Princes Highway.
TaxisSeveral companies service the South Coast region: Nowra Radio Taxis (+61 (0)2 4421 0333), Berry Taxi Service (+61 (0)2 4464 2227), Berry Shoalhaven Heads Taxi Service (+61(0)2 4464 1181) and Milton Ulladulla Taxi Service (+61 (0)2 4455 1862).