Welcome to Mercure Resort Gerringong by the Sea
Beautiful multi-award winning boutique hotel in Gerringong on the NSW South Coast, just 2 hours drive south of Sydney and 5 minutes from Werri Beach.
Boasting 52 spacious king rooms majority with a kitchenette and Leather Lounge, Bella Char Restaurant and Wine Bar, Bella Spa Gerringong, Day Spa, Family swimming pool, Baby pool and Adults pool, a tennis court, sun drenched garden courtyard, kids club, wedding & conference facilities.
The hotel was created to offer guests a personal NSW South Coast experience with views overlooking the hinterland, across protected wetlands and back to the sea.
The perfect place to dine, relax, holiday, host an event, host the perfect wedding or conference on the NSW South Coast.
TWENTY THINGS TO DO AND SEE ON THE SOUTH COAST OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kiama Coastal Walk
One of the best ways to experience the stunning natural beauty around Gerringong on the South Coast is on foot. The spectacular 22-km Kiama Coast Walk begins at Minnamurra and wanders past headlands, rivers, beaches, Kiama town centre, to Blowhole Point then on towards the Little Blowhole passing more beaches and bays before arriving at Werri Beach in Gerringong. The Kiama Coast Walk is broken into three sections, the 6-km stretch between Gerringong and Kiama Heights takes about two hours to complete. It’s a delightful trail, along cliff tops with ocean views and bird life and markers every kilometre that explain the fascinating history and geology of the area. The closest starting point for this spectacular coastal walk is at the northern end of Werri Beach, near Werri Lagoon.
Whale and Dolphin Watching
Every year, humpback whales and southern right whales migrate along the NSW coastline. They head north throughout June and in the first week of July, and return southwards from around September to November. Jervis Bay just 1 hour south of Gerringong has the enviable reputation of being NSW's premier whale watching destination, and you will see why. Jervis Bay enjoys a longer whale watching season than most. The highlight of the area is Jervis Bay's prominence on the coast which attracts the southern migrating mothers and their calves inside the Bay for some rest and recreation.
A number of companies offer whale and dolphin watching tours on a daily basis, please contact your guest services agent for more information or to book a tour.
Jamberoo Action Park
Jamberoo Action Park is the largest water theme park in NSW. Offering rides for all ages from The Funnel Web, the Longest, Biggest and most exhilarating new water thrill ride built in the World, to Billabong Beach, Ideal for the young ones as they get to play in heated shallow pools and mini water slides, dodging jets of water from huge make-believe critters like Charlie the Croc, Percy the Pelican and Freddie Frog. The Settlers Shack is a real hit and like their own big aqua cubby house! Open from September to April every year.
Ask your Guest Services Agent for more information on accommodation packages.
South Coast & Illawarra Markets
Kiama Seaside Markets - held on the 3rd Sunday of each month from 9am – 3pm at Black Beach with a fantastic array of local arts, crafts and collectables.
Kiama Produce Markets- held on the 4th Saturday of each month at Black Beach from 8am – 1pm with delectable gourmet food and produce.
Jamberoo Markets - held on the last Sunday of each month in Kevin Walsh Oval, Jamberoo.
Gerringong Markets - held on the 3rd Saturday of Every Month. Gerringong Town Hall, 8am to 1pm.
Gerroa Market Mornings - Held on three Saturdays in a Year from 8.30am to 12.30pm.
New Year Market - Mid January, watch the press and local shop windows in Gerringong for the date, or phone 02 4234 3448.
The blowhole is one of Kiama’s main tourist attractions. Under certain sea conditions, the blowhole can spray water up to 25 metres in the air. It is located on Blowhole Point Road, Kiama near the Kiama Visitor Centre.
There is a second, less famous blowhole in Kiama, known as the "Little Blowhole". It is much smaller than the other but due to its narrow shape, it is actually more reliable than the Big Blowhole, and in the right conditions can be equally spectacular. It is located at Little Blowhole Reserve, Tingira Crescent, Kiama, a few minutes' drive south of the main blowhole.
Boolarng Nangamai Aboriginal Art & Culture Studio
The studio is open to the public to observe Aboriginal Artists at work in their own environment. The studio is dedicated to Aboriginal Cultural Awareness featuring artworks, weaving, painting, drawing, tool making, bush toy making, dance, didgeridoo playing, storytelling, Aboriginal art consultancy and Aboriginal sites consultancy. Located at 5/9 Bergin Street, Gerringong. For more information call 02 4234 4221 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Visit the multi award-winning Minnamurra Rainforest Centre and experience the splendour of the rainforest. To get there drive west on Jamberoo Road and turn left onto Jamberoo Mountain Road. Take the first right onto Minnamurra Falls Road, and you’ll find Minnamurra Rainforest Centre about 3km along to the end of the road.
The Minnamurra Rainforest Centre is open 9am – 5pm (Monday - Sunday), closed Christmas Day.
Illawarra Fly Tree Top Walk
The only walk of its kind in NSW and one of only a handful of elevated steel treeop walks in the world, the ‘Fly’ is an immersive nature experience. The gentle 1.5km return walk takes in native rainforest, the steel walkway which features two gently swaying cantilevered arms, and a central tower raised nearly 50 metres from the forest floor. Positioned 710 metres above sea level, the stunning views take in everything from the rainforest floor into the canopy and out to the Pacific Ocean.
Suitable for all ages and fitness levels, the Treetop Walk is the only walk of its kind in NSW and is a one of a kind experience and takes approximately 1 hour to complete. Experience the unique beauty of the regions flora and fauna. Open 9am – 5.00pm (Last admission 4.15PM – allow 45-60 minutes for the walk) every day excluding Christmas Day.
For further information please call 1300 362 881.