Explore Kiama on foot
The best way to experience the natural beauty around Kiama is on foot. Beginning at Minnamurra, this spectacular 22 km weaves past headlands, rivers and beaches to Blowhole Point, before pressing on towards the beautiful bays and beaches around Little Blowhole and the rolling escarpments of Gerringong. The Kiama Coast Walk is a mix of sealed pathways, beaches and grassed tracks and is suitable for most levels of fitness.
The Kiama Coast Walk Route
The Kiama Coast Walk is broken into three sections. The first is from Minnamurra to Blowhole Point and takes about three hours. As well as walking, you'll be able to swim or snorkel at various spots along the way.
Start at the mouth of the Minnamurra River before heading south and you'll pass Jones Beach, Cathedral Rocks, Bombo Beach and Kiama Harbour. Continue until you get to the Kiama Lighthouse and Blowhole Point. Visit the Boneyard, Bombo Quarry and Spring Creek Wetlands on your journey.
This first section of the trail also takes you past Kiama Golf Club, a venue with panoramic views, an on-site restaurant and an 18-hole course.
The second section from Blowhole Point to Kiama Heights is a 90 minute walk through waterfront reserves - Storm Bay, Surf Beach, Kendalls Beach, Easts Beach and Loves Bay - connected by headlands. Take a break at the Little Blowhole midway along this route.
The third section takes you from Kiama Heights past Werri Lagoon and Werri Beach and on to nearby Gerringong. This six kilometre stretch along cliff tops with ocean views takes about two hours to complete.
Markers are featured every kilometre and explain the fascinating history and geology of the area. Upon reaching Werri Lagoon and Werri Beach, continue on a little further.
Gerringong is another 2.5 km along Werri Beach and up the southern headland to the whale watching platform, found at the end of the cemetery. This is a popular spot during whale season, between May and November. Continue a further 1.5 km down Belinda Street to the railway station to complete the loop.
If you'd like to continue your walk, you can continue for another 45 minutes to the picturesque Gerroa, which is another 45 minutes walk. This will take you past Gerringong Golf Club and Seven Mile Beach.
Make sure you have a safe and enjoyable day out on the Kiama Coast Walk. Take water with you, use sun protection, suitable footwear and be prepared for wet weather.