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Spectacular tracks await

Sometimes your feet can take you places a car or a bike simply cannot! If you’re an avid walker or runner, you’ll find plenty of terrain to choose from throughout the area, with a track suitable for all abilities and fitness levels.

Download our pocket size Kiama Walking Guide for descriptions and maps for each walk.

Kiama Coast Walk

Kiama Coast Walk

Ocean views, dramatic clifftops, unspoilt beaches and delightful detours. The Kiama Coast Walk has it all — an unbroken ribbon of exploration stretching some 20 kilometres from the mouth of the Minnamurra River in the north, through the Kiama township Kiama to Gerringong’s Werri Beach in the south.

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Barren Grounds - Peter Izzard

Barren Grounds Nature Reserve

A nature lover’s paradise – spot rare and endangered birds, mammals and wildflowers while you explore well-signposted tracks operated by National Parks.

Griffiths Walking Track – 2-3hrs, medium grade.

Cooks Nose Walking Track – 2.5hrs, medium grade.

Illawarra Lookout Walking Track – 30mins, easy grade.

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Saddleback Mountain lookout Natural Wonders - Peter Izzard Photography

Hoddles Track

Follow the pioneer route from the 1830s, connecting the Southern Highlands to Kiama Harbour.

Offering spectacular views, wildlife, and varying terrain (very steep in parts). The track begins as a fire trail near the Saddleback Mountain western lookout. rises towards the escarpment, through remnant rainforest and ending at Mount Noorinan.

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Discover How Great The Great Outdoors Can Be...

BUT, WALK WITH CARE:

  • Know your limits and turn around if necessary.
  • Keep to formed tracks, obey signs and use carparks provided.
  • Walk safely. Take care around the ocean and clifftops, check the weather forecast and ocean tides before setting out.
  • Be well prepared by taking adequate water, food and clothing/weather protection.
  • Walk softly. All native plants and animals are protected; please only take memories away with you.
  • Fires are not permitted on any of the walks.
  • Take your rubbish with you or place it in the bins provided.
  • Unless otherwise signposted, keep your pets at home.
  • Camping is only permitted in designated camping areas.
heritage walk

Kiama Heritage Walk

Beyond the holiday nostalgia, the Kiama region has a rich past, with stories around every corner just waiting to be explored…

As you make your way through the area, you’ll find plaques and interpretative signs that provide a window into how things used to be.

Grab a copy of the Heritage Walks brochure from the Kiama Visitor Information Centre which highlights historically significant points of interest in the Kiama town centre and surrounding suburbs of Gerringong and Jamberoo.

Learn more about the history of some of the beautiful old buildings, through words, photos and oral histories told by people living and working in our local area by downloading one of Kiama Library’s three apps:

My Place: A Digital Tour of Kiama  – this tour includes 15 points of interest, 6 audio components, and takes approximately 45 minutes to navigate through – the perfect complement to your walk.

Lloyd Rees: the man, the landscape and his art – this tour introduces you to locations in Gerringong and its surrounds where celebrated landscape artist Lloyd Rees created his significant South Coast works.

Remembering Charmian Clift –  explore the many places in Kiama that influenced Charmian Clift – one of Kiama’s, and indeed Australia’s, most famous writers.

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Bonaira Native Gardens

Bonaira Native Gardens

A hidden sanctuary in the middle of suburbia.

Take a picnic and explore this peaceful oasis by foot or bike to discover a parcel of established rainforest and local plant species, surrounded by towering trees and dense undergrowth.

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Seven Mile Beach National Park

Sand Track Walk, Seven Mile Beach

Otherwise known as the Waterline Track, the Sand Track (north) starts at the Beach Road picnic area and  heads north towards the smaller Gerroa picnic area, through dune forests of blackbutt and bangalay. Return the same way or via the sandy shores of Seven Mile Beach.

The Sand Track (south), or Linksand Track, begins from the opposite end of the Beach Road picnic area and runs parallel to the beach, after about 2kms, the track emerges onto a secluded stretch of Seven Mile Beach. From here, retrace your steps or continue the circuit back to the picnic area via the beach.

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