28 March 2013
If you are the type who loves to get back to nature and enjoy the stunning coastal vistas that NSW is known around the world for, the 22-kilometre Kiama Coast Walk offers the perfect opportunity.
This stunning trek can be completed in a day or in stages, and if you are looking for a true taste of the NSW coastline, this is one of the most scenic places to have this experience.
The route begins at Minnamurra and stretches to Werri Beach, with plenty of beaches, bluffs, headlands and rivers to stop and enjoy along the way. The community of Kiama itself is a brilliant place to stop for a coffee or even spend the night as you make your way along the trail – there are plenty of great options for accommodation in Kiama and the surrounding area to choose from.
You also won’t want to miss a stop at the famous Kiama Blowhole – a fascinating natural phenomenon that is the largest blowhole of its kind in the world. Explorers first recorded sightings of the blowhole in 1797 and today, it attracts more than 600,000 visitors each year.
When the seas are running from the south-east, the blowhole generates spectacular plumes of water that can be seen from a viewing platform nearby. The blowhole can be viewed by the public all year-round and is even flood-lit at night (until 1:00 AM).
While you are in the area, you might also want to keep your eyes peeled – an abundance of wildlife calls this area of the NSW coastline home. Whales can often be seen offshore from May until November, while birds – including hawks and sea eagles – can be spotted all year round.
The walk concludes at Werri Beach, near Gerringong.