Kiama Coast Walk
Explore Kiama on foot
One of the best ways to experience the stunning natural beauty around Kiama is on foot. The spectacular 22 kilometre Kiama Coast Walk begins at Minnamurra and wanders past headlands, rivers, beaches, Kiama's town centre, to Blowhole Point then on towards the Little Blowhole passing more beaches and bays before arriving at Werri Beach near Gerringong.
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.
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. As well as walking, you'll be able to swim or snorkel at various spots along the way.
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, Werri Beach and on to nearby Gerringong. This six kilometre stretch along cliff tops with ocean views takes about two hours to complete. Markers featured every kilometre explain the fascinating history and geology of the area. Upon reaching Werri Lagoon and Werri Beach, continue on a little further to the Werri Fish and Chip shop. Gerringong is another 2.5 kilometres along Werri Beach and up the southern headland to the whale-watching platform.
Continue down Belinda Street to the railway station (1.5km) to complete the loop or continue on to Gerroa and Seven Mile Beach past the golf course.
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.
Coast walk from Kiama. Image credit: Andy Hutchinson
Kiama Beach. Image credit: Alpesh Parshotam
Family in Kiama. Image credit: Anson Smart; Destination NSW
Kendalls Beach, Kiama. Image credit: Hugh Hartshorne; Destination NSW
Beach picnic in Kiama. Image credit: Hugh Hartshorne; Destination NSW
Rockpool in Kiama. Image credit: Paul Blackmoree; Destination NSW