Kiama (December 2018)

Living in Sydney means that the spectacular South Coast of New South Wales – roughly defined as being between Wollongong and Nowra – which I think (perhaps I’m biased?) is as as beautiful a stretch of coastline as there is anywhere in Australia, is less than two hours’ drive away, and easily accessible via Sydney/NSW Trains, too.

Admittedly, that proximity makes it a pretty popular spot for holidays, especially during the summer months. But if you can visit outside of that time, it’s really nice, and pretty relaxed. In the middle of December 2018, before the hordes of people head down over the Christmas/New Year/ school holiday period, I had a fun week camping at the sprawling Easts Beach holiday park (which, according to a sign I saw in the park office, had n vaocancies for the entirety of December and January!), just around the peninsula from the idyllic coastal hamlet of Kiama:

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Wollongong from Sublime Point
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Easts Beach
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Easts Beach tourist park is huge, with accommodation of all sorts.
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The Minnamurra River at the start of the Kiama Coast Walk

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Where the Minnamurra River meets the Pacific Ocean
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Looking south down the coast towards Kiama
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Where the Minnamurra River meets the Pacific Ocean

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Looking south, back towards Minnamurra
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Bombo Beach and, in the distance, Kiama.
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Bombo Beach and the Princes Highway looking north.
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Kiama Harbour and Blow Hole Point
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Pelican and seagulls – constants on the South Coast
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Blow Hole Point looking north.
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Easts Beach just after sunrise.
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On the Coastal Walk track, looking south.
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From the Little Blow Hole: Kiama’s lighthouse visible in the distance
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The Little Blow Hole

I did the rest of the Kiama Coast Walk – Kiama to Gerringong – in May 2017 with my parents for Mother’s Day. Read about it HERE.

 


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