Kiama Blowhole to Loves Bay Walk
Grade: Medium/Hard Distance: 5km Time: 1.5hrs
For the most part this section takes you through a series of waterfront reserves; Storm Bay, Surf Beach, Kendalls Beach, Easts Beach and Loves Bay, laced together by headlands. The Little Blowhole is midway along this section. Take a break here to check out this unusual water feature in action. There are great views at every turn, especially looking back towards Kiama and the lighthouse.
Kiama’s Visitor Information Centre and historic Pilot’s Cottage are located at Blowhole Point. From Blowhole Point, beaches and bays lie ahead, with signage highlighting landmarks and history along the way. From Storm Bay, past the Showground and down to Surf Beach.
Surf Beach is Kiama’s most popular beach (patrolled from October to April) with all-weather exercise equipment and sweeping views accompany you for this part of your journey. The Norfolk-pine-dotted headland carries you around to Kendalls Beach.
Stop and take in the views from the steep north side of Kendalls and maybe spot a dolphin or two! Enjoy the golden sandy beach along the bay towards the steps at the south end, which leads up along a breathtaking grassy walk towards the Little Blowhole.
While its larger cousin operates best in a South-East swell, this one takes flight in a more common North-Easter. Found on Tingira Crescent, this smaller blowhole is arguably more consistent than the Kiama Blowhole, putting on regular whoosh-tastic displays.
Your journey now continues on grass until sheltered Easts Beach comes into view, with steps at each end. Here you’ll find one of NSW’s best holiday parks, Big4 Easts Beach Holiday Park. Heading up to Kiama Heights, the next headland is a great spot to look back at how far you’ve come. Following along around the tip of Attunga Avenue, Loves Bay and its rocky solace beckons. Your urban leg is complete.