Southern Gateway Centre & Gelato Emporium

View from behind the Southern Gateway Centre & Gelato Emporium

It is nearly the time of year where many Sydney residents pack their families into the car and drive to the South Coast for a holiday. If you are planning to do this there are several different routes you can take to get here. The simplest and easiest looks like this –


If you choose this route, my recommended stop is Gelato Emporium and the Southern Gateway Centre. You can’t tell as you approach it on the highway but there is one heck of a view from out the back. There are more parks than you can see at first, just keep going.


They have clean toilets, a visitor centre where you can pick up information on things to do on the coast and most importantly, very good gelato. Almost Gelato Messina levels of good. My apologies, it was so great I did not take a photo of it! I had the salted butterscotch.


Also in Gelato Emporium, you will find coffee, a selection of cakes and treats..


..a wall filled with treats some local some from far away..


..a large range of make your own gelato..


with instructions so simple even a child could manage it, providing they had a freezer or an ice cream machine of some kind.


If you don’t have time to stop and enjoy a gelato cone or cup, you can choose two flavours of gelato and have them made into a shake for the excellent price of $8. It will be very large, and it will be extremely delicious, and if the weather is hot it will cool you down perfectly.


The views are excellent. There are some tables out the back where you can sit and enjoy your treats while watching the view.

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