Kiama is located 117km south of Sydney on a spectacular part of the New South Wales coastline. The magnificent beaches and headlands are postcard picture perfect and this is one beautiful holiday destination where the views are what you’re there for and some rest and relaxation of course.
There are many accommodation options including several with beachside cabins and two holiday parks overlooking Kendalls Beach. Imagine absolute beach frontage, soaking up the view and frolicking in the sea, all just metres from camp.
The best way to appreciate the heavenly coastline is by foot on the Kiama Coast Walk. For the fit and energetic a 15km walk stretches along the coast from Minnamurra, north of town, to Gerringong in the south. The section between Kendalls Beach and Blowhole Point is very enjoyable and a nice stroll from the caravan parks at Kendalls.
Kendalls Beach is simply stunning. The golden sands and turquoise seas are bordered by Kaleula Head and Kendalls Point. The coastal walk up and around the headlands towards the blowhole is a visual feast, exploring silky smooth beaches and rugged rocky outcrop along the way.
is a popular beach close to the centre of town. Flanked by Kendalls Point and Church Point, this beautiful beach is patrolled by lifeguards and has a grassy parkland foreshore with barbeque and picnic facilities and a children’s playground.
North of Church Point is Storm Bay, a small rocky bay unsuitable for swimming, however very picturesque. A lovely park with barbeque and picnic facilities overlooks the rugged bay and sparkling blue sea.
The Blowhole lies at the point of the latite and basalt rock headland below a towering white Lighthouse. The volcanic rock tunnel receives wave surges which build pressure and eventually the trapped water escapes through the blow hole, creating spray and sound effects. The Visitor Centre and local fish markets are also located at Blowhole Point.
Pet owners note that dogs are permitted on lead on the coastal walkway, however prohibited on the beaches. Pets are permitted at Kaleula Reserve in Kiama Heights and Bombo Beach north of town. Further south Werri Beach at Gerringong and Black Head at Gerroa also allow dogs.
The scenery continues to impress south of Kiama towards Seven Mile National Park. Mt Pleasant Lookout on the Princes Hwy offers stunning views of Werri Beach over rolling green hills. The countryside is just breathtaking here.
Werri Beach at Gerringong is a popular surf beach and is remarkably scenic, with a caravan park situated right on the beach here. Continue up Tasman Drive and overlook the beautiful beach from the hills or marvel at the old cemetery perched on the headland.
5km south at Gerroa is Black Head Reserve on Stafford St. The reserve offers views across the Shoalhaven Bight to Seven Mile Beach National Park, with its long stretch of sand evident in the distance.
Kingsford Smith Memorial Lookout
on Headland Drive offers a bird’s eye view of the sweeping sands of Seven Mile Beach, where crowds congregated in 1933 to observe the legendary Charles Kingsford Smith take off in his Southern Cross aircraft bound for New Zealand. The local newspaper’s take on the event is mounted at the memorial site.
Seven Mile Beach National Park begins at Gerroa and sweeps for 7 miles around to Shoalhaven Heads. The uncrowded beach offers a relaxing location to swim, fish, walk or even learn to surf. The Seven Mile Beach Holiday Park is at the national park entrance and a short walk from the beach.
marks the end of the national park and is a quiet seaside village on the mouth of the Shoalhaven River. If you’re into boating and fishing Shoalhaven would make a quiet getaway where you can focus on your marine activities. There are 3 caravan parks in the township to choose from.
Kiama and surrounds is blessed with a sensational coastline of brilliant colour and visual appeal. Whether you stay in Kiama or one of the smaller seaside villages this entire stretch of coast is definitely worth exploring. It is an absolute scenic delight.
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