Rolling hills of Gerringong



Last Saturday I got to enjoy a slice of Tuscany in Australia. About a 150 km north from where I stay in Sydney, is this emerald paradise, a popular wedding photography location called Gerringong - Rolling green hills, acres and acres of grassy land and a spectacular view of the azure sea. Add to the mix a crisp cerulean sky, and you get a perfect one day weekend getaway. As we are at the tail end of winter, the weekend was blessed with a balmy weather and cool winds.

Packed with water bottles, hot drinks and warm clothes (in case the weather bailed on us) we drove towards Gerringong. I always stop by Mt Pleasant, even if it's for few minutes. This view is so much similar to the ones I used to paint with my little fingers when I was kid. Tell me if you don't feel refreshed already.


Mt Pleasant, right off Princess Highway


We drove past Werri Beach, towards the rock pool, looking for a good vantage point. 


Luckily, the car park wasn't too busy. Although I was excited to see the scenery from the top, the hill was quite steep. I was out of breath by the time I reached the top. But it was the view that really made me breathless.



I love how benches are placed at proper spots for visitors to sit and enjoy the scene.









When the wild wind blows and the leaves turn, a tree changes its colors.
We walked further and came across Gerringong Cemetery. You can reach this spot by driving too as a car park is available nearby.






Free Access
On Google Maps - Look for Werri Beach Rock Pool, park your car and then walk uphill.



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17 comments:

  1. What breathtaking pictures! I think I've said this before but the colours in your pictures seem more vibrant than those in real life.

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  2. Ohh beautiful! Love the visual treat you take us through your photos. Tuscany and Australia, in one place! It's gold! :)

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  3. A gorgeous post with so many beautiful images. The park is outstanding

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  4. Fabulous pictures, Rajlakshmi! Loved it!

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  5. Amazing clicks Rajlakshmi! Feeling a lil jealous that you get to visit there. It looks so good just in pictures, I can't imagine how breath taking the scenes must be to behold with naked eyes.

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  6. Rajlakshmi, stole my heart with these clicks gain!!!!

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  7. What a wonderful place! I love the places you go out to explore.

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  8. What a lovely trip. The scenery is truly awesome!

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  9. The south coast of New South Wales is so beautiful. When I lived in Sydney, I often travelled down to Kiama and occasionally went further to Gerringong. I did not see the cemetery, however.

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  10. I just love the curved beach and the view from that chair :)

    Destination Infinity

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  11. I have been to Sydney twice, both times for a few day getaway, without a car. Now I want to go back. These photos are lovely, what a magical spot you found.

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  12. Spectacular pictures and those views are breathtaking. You make me want to visit the place right away! Thanks so much for taking us along, Rajlakshmi. :)

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