two beautiful mudbrick cottages close to the Shoalhaven River, Seven Mile Beach and Berry ... just two hours south of Sydney ... feast your eyes on calm cows grazing in green paddocks, put your boat in at the ramp a few hundred metres away, or walk for miles along a deserted beach ...

... And the bush hath friends to meet him, and their kindly voices greet him
In the murmur of the breezes and the river on its bars,
And he sees the vision splendid of the sunlit plains extended,
And at night the wond'rous glory of the everlasting stars..."

Clancy of the Overflow by Banjo Patterson