The pleasant coastal town of Kiama, at the southern end of the Illawarra region south of Sydney, is best known for its blow hole. Swell direction dictates whether or not the blowhole does its thang, but you are guaranteed an excellent coastal experience on the underrated Kiama Coast Walk. This undulating track hugs the coastline on the edge of farmland, and the relative lack of vegetation makes for an open windswept feeling, with views of cliffs and boulder strewn beaches along the whole route. You can access rock platforms in a few places for closer views of the cliffs. The tracks ends at Werri Beach in the also very pleasant village of Gerringong.
We started the walk at Loves Bay near Kiama Heights (parking at the end of Elanora Rd), and it’s a 12km return walk to Werri Beach and back. You might like to walk up the hill to Gerringong for lunch with views back down to Werri Beach. There’s information on this section and sections to the north (that I’ve not done) on the Visit NSW website.
Kiama Coast Walk: The Scenery
Pretty cold and cloudy (and sometimes rainy) day when I took these pictures, but perhaps all the nicer for it.