Kiama Coast Walk


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.

  • Kiama, South Coast
  • Minnamurra Headland, Kiama Coast Walk, South Coast

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. 

Bombo Headland, Kiama

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.

Kiama Coast Walk, South Coast

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. 

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Swimming safety information

Swimming safety information

NSW has a wide range of wonderful swimming options including beaches, ocean pools, harbourside pools, lakes, rivers, and swimming holes at the bottom of waterfalls. However to ensure maximum safety and enjoyment, swimmers should follow this general advice:

Look for patrolled beaches (this is where lifesavers are on duty; you will see red and yellow flags that indicate this). You should always swim between the red and yellow flags as they mark the safest place to swim.

Never swim alone at night, or under the influence of alcohol, or directly after a meal.

Always check water depth, as rocks or trees could be submerged, and never run and dive into the water from a beach, riverbank or other surface.

Check for signs regarding advice on water conditions at your chosen swimming spot and at any natural swimming hole. Always proceed with caution as surfaces could be slippery and water conditions may not be immediately apparent; particularly if the area has recently experienced heavy rain or flooding.

Pay attention to the advice of the lifesavers and safety signs. Visit SharkSmart to understand any potential risks in the area you are swimming. 

More about the beautiful regions of the NSW South Coast

  • Werri Beach, Gerroa

    Werri Beach

    Werri Beach is a surfer's paradise, with point breaks at both ends of the beach and waves peeling off the north or south headlands. The rocks to the south of the beach are great for fishing, and there’s also the Werri Beach rock pool. The popular Werri Beach Fish Shop is also on the beach. Continue around the south headland to a rock pool, boat ramp and park.

  • Warris Chair Lookout, Budderoo National Park

    Nature & Parks

    Seven Mile Beach National Park features vast ocean to one side and sand dunes, forests and walking tracks the other. Just half an hour away is Budderoo National Park, which contains the temperate Minnamurra Rainforest and the sublime Carrington Falls. Be sure to check out the Kiama Blowhole, a rock formation where water spouts 20 metres into the air.

  • Seven Mile Beach

    Windswept yet secluded, Seven Mile Beach beach runs from Gerroa to Shoalhaven Heads and has a unique ecosystem of wetlands, beach and sand dunes. The beach is visually stunning, and there are nearby picnic and bbq areas dotted along the length of its encompassing national park. The northern section of the beach is patrolled by lifesavers.

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