Parks & Playgrounds
Manning Street, Kiama - The playground is new and large and is at the beach.
Hindmarsh Park, Collins Lane, Kiama
No shade over play equipment but trees for observers. Excellent for preschoolers. Toddler swing, seesaw, climbing frame, slides.
Kendalls Beach Playground, Bonaira Street, Kiama
Right by beach on public bike path. No shade over equipment. Toddler swing.
Cnr Bourrell and Barney Streets Playground
Ok for preschoolers, toddlers would need close supervision as gaps between rails etc. Swings, no toddler swing. Some shade from surrounding trees. Beautiful view.
James Oates Reserve on Minnamurra River
Access into the reserve from Charles Avenue (almost opposite the Federal Street intersection). Ample parking and amenities are available within the reserve.
James Holt Reserve on Minnamurra River
Located at the northern end of Charles Avenue. Kiama Harbour - Access off Blowhole Point Road - This is a two lane ramp and adjacent to a tie-up jetty. Ample parking, a wash down bay and fish cleaning facilities are available.
Minnamurra Rainforest Centre
The Minnamurra Rainforest is situated in the Budderoo National Park which spans from Jamberoo and across to Upper Kangaroo Valley. The Budderoo National Park features several walking spots and spectacular waterfalls including Carrington Falls. At the base of Jamberoo Mountain discover the award winning Minnamurra Rainforest. Featuring 4.2km of elevated and paved walking tracks, the rainforest is accessible to all ages. For those feeling fit allow 2 hours to complete the walk to the top where you'll be rewarded with a view of the magnificent Minnamurra Falls. Further up Jamberoo Mountain Road you'll find the turn off to Carrington Falls. A short 15 minutes walk from Thomas's place picnic area leads you to several lookouts including two that provide views of the waterfall dropping over 50m into a rainforest gully and the Kangaroo River.
Barren Grounds Nature Reserve
Located at the top of Jamberoo pass this 1750 hectare nature reserve is an established bird watcher's mecca. Defined as a `hanging swamp', it offers several walks through the heath land including "Griffiths Trail" an 8km circular walk with a variety of habitats. The area boasts stunning coastal views from rocky outcrops. Cooks Nose Lookout is a shorter 6km return walk with excellent escarpment views over Kangaroo Valley. Picnic facilities are located here. Access from Jamberoo Mountain Road, 19km west of Kiama.
Offering a variety of walks ranging from 2km to 8km, Barren Grounds is a bird watches paradise and encompasses the Illawarra Lookout. Access is from Jamberoo Mountain Road, with trail maps available from the Kiama Visitors Centre.
Seven Mile Beach National Park
Located in the lovely coastal Town of Gerroa 15 minutes south of Kiama. Seven Mile Beach National Park has easy access opportunities for swimming, fishing, picnics and walking amongst a natural setting next to the Seven Mile Beach. A large variety of birds and animal, the vegetation includes coastal wattle, coastal Banksia, Blackbutt and Bangalays.
Overlooking Seven Mile Beach National Park is the Kingsford Smith Memorial Lookout which looks down to where Charles Kingsford Smith took off on an epic flight in1933.
Little Beach Gerroa
Access off Burke Parade and across sand flats. The concrete ramp is often covered by firm sand. Unformed parking is available on the sand under the cliff face. No amenities located in vicinity.
Boat Harbour Gerringong
Access from Jupiter Street. Ample parking, fish cleaning facilities and amenities are available in the public reserve. Sea Pool located around the Northern Cliff. Note - This ramp is unsuitable during large swells.