Winter Getaway at Bangalay: 5-Day Itinerary

Guides, Local Experiences, Winter

Experience the serene beauty of Shoalhaven Heads and its surroundings with a winter-themed stay at Bangalay. This itinerary combines relaxation with outdoor adventure, cultural exploration, and culinary delights, making the most of the region’s attractions during the cooler season. Make the most of our mid-week special prices and plan an extended stay.

Day 1: Arrival and Relaxation

Check-in: Arrive at Bangalay and check into your cozy, stylish villa. Enjoy the warmth and comfort of your accommodation.
Lunch: Enjoy a light, warming lunch at Bangalay Dining, featuring seasonal produce.
Relaxation: Spend the afternoon relaxing by the fireplace in the lounge or take a leisurely walk around the property.

Dinner: Savor a delectable dinner at Bangalay Dining.
Evening Stroll: Take a short, bracing walk along Seven Mile Beach, breathing in the crisp winter air.

Day 2: Cultural and Coastal Adventures

Breakfast: Begin your day with a hearty breakfast at Bangalay Dining.
Bundanon Art Museum: Visit the Bundanon Art Museum for a dose of culture. Explore the galleries and enjoy the scenic grounds.

Lunch in Berry: Head to Berry for lunch at South on Albany, known for its local and seasonal dishes.
Berry Exploration: Spend the afternoon exploring the charming town of Berry, with its boutique shops and galleries.

Dinner: Dine at Queen Street Eatery in Berry, offering a cozy atmosphere and delicious meals.
Evening Relaxation: Return to Bangalay and unwind with a glass of wine by the fireplace.

Day 3: Marine and Local Produce Adventures

Breakfast: Enjoy a warming breakfast at Bangalay Dining.
Whale Watching or Seals Adventure: Head to Jervis Bay for a whale watching tour or an exhilarating swim with seals experience.

Lunch: Visit Jervis Bay Brewing for a tasting of local craft beers
Oyster Tasting: Visit award winning, multi generational local oyster farmers Jim Wild and Sally McLean

Dinner: Dine at Ponte Bar and Dining in Nowra, offering a blend of modern and traditional flavors.
Evening Views: Return to Bangalay and enjoy the peaceful evening with a good book or a movie.

Day 4: Nature and Wine

Breakfast: Another delicious breakfast at Bangalay Dining.
Minnamurra Rainforest: Explore the Minnamurra Rainforest, enjoying a walk through the lush, verdant landscape.

Lunch at a Winery: Head to Coolangatta Estate or Mountain Ridge Wines for a wine tasting and lunch with stunning vineyard views.
Wine Tasting: Visit Two Figs Winery for an afternoon of wine tasting, enjoying the picturesque scenery.

Dinner: Have dinner at Bangalay Dining, trying a special winter tasting menu.
Sunset Views: Watch the sunset from your private terrace, wrapped up in a warm blanket.

Day 5: Iconic Walks and Farewell

Breakfast: Enjoy your final breakfast at Bangalay Dining.
Check-out: Return to Bangalay, check out, and depart with cherished memories of your winter retreat.
Bushwalk: Take on the Drawing Room Rocks bushwalk with stunning views
Lunch in Kangaroo Valley: Take the scenic drive through Berry to Kangaroo Valley and enjoy lunch at the Kangaroo Valley Inn or a picnic by the Kangaroo River.

Additional Tips:

Dining Reservations: Book dining reservations in advance, especially for popular spots like South on Albany and Queen Street Eatery.
Outdoor Activities: Dress in layers and bring waterproof gear for outdoor activities to stay comfortable.
Local Tours: Arrange tours or activities in advance to secure your spots, especially for whale watching and seal swimming.

Enjoy the tranquillity and charm of Bangalay and the Shoalhaven region in winter, creating lasting memories with this well-rounded itinerary.