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Tree Fern Lodge is a hidden oasis 20 minutes from Berry.
The property features two self-contained timber buildings, joined by a covered verandah, on the edge of your own personal rainforest. The sleeping wing - originally a beachside kiosk at Kiama - accommodates up to seven people. The living area is part of the newer building - it's well-equipped with a warm, country feel, and looks out across the property and coastal plains.
Maintained as a nature reserve with plenty of native flora, fauna and quirky outdoor artworks, the property is a perfect base for visitors who like to explore their surroundings, sketch, indulge a passion for photography or simply enjoy hours of quiet contemplation. Make the most of 12 uninterrupted hectares of nature - or potter around Berry's varied shopping delights, including the flotsam and flora of the Moss Nest homewares store.
Kangaroo Valley is just 20 minutes' drive away, and is ideal for a spot of kayaking. Or drive on to Berry and beyond to enjoy Seven Mile Beach. If self-catering sounds like too much hard work, head into Berry for David Campbell's innovative take on Asian food at the Good Food Guide-recommended Hungry Duck, or try the Sourdough Cafe to savour local produce served up with a little city flair.
Need to know
Cost: From $478 for a two-night minimum weekend stay.
Distance: About 2 hours' drive (155km) south of Sydney.
375 Tourist Road, Beaumont, NSW
PHONE: (02) 4464 1600