Seaside Escape at Kiama

Less than two hours from Sydney there is this charming coastal town Kiama. I’m sure you know it or at least heard of it as it’s famous beaches attract holidaymakers from around the state.

Our stay was at the lovely studio “Shutters by the sea". The studio had everything we needed for a short stay, including breakfast and a beautiful welcome gift in the fridge. The location of the studio was great too - a quiet neighbourhood and right next to the ocean! Who wouldn't love to fall asleep while listening to the wild waves hitting the rocks?

In Kiama we visited both of the Blowholes (The Big and Little one), enjoyed a spectacular coastal walk just before the sunset, explored Minnamurra Rainforest and its waterfalls, had lunch at historic Jamberoo pub, soaked up the views from Saddleback Mountain Lookout, and went for swim and surf at the Farm Beach on the way back to Sydney.

This weekend in Kiama was filled with relaxing activities, it definitely put us in a holiday mood and filled with good energy.

Things We Did

  • Waterfall
  • Food & Drink
  • Walk
  • Lookout
  • Surf
Exploring Minnamurra Rainforest
Minnamurra Rainforest is just a short drive away from Kiama. It offers an excellent outdoors experience walking through the lush subtropical forest, spotting wildlife, following the river and finding the gorgeous waterfall at the end of the track....
Lunch at Jamberoo Pub
The Jamberoo Pub is a historic country pub, built-in 1857, renowned for its support of sporting groups. You can spend your lunchtime viewing the walls and ceiling lined with collectibles....
Kiama coastal walk
Kiama coastal walk stretches about 20 km from Minnamurra River to Gerringong’s Werri Beach, and it’s totally up to you how many kilometres you want to do. We went on a short sunset walk just outside the studio we stayed at and absolutely loved it. The sun was setting behind a hill, creating a soft, magical evening light on the spectacular coastline....
Visiting Saddleback Mountain Lookout
6 km southwest of Kiama there is Saddleback Mountain Lookout where on a clear day you can see all the way from Cronulla in the North to Milton in the South....
Surfing at the Killalea Beach (The Farm)
Stunning views in all directions, great surfing conditions, beautiful sandy beach, clear water - no wonder why this place is so popular among locals and surfers....

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