Walking, Cycling, Golf & Fitness
The best way to immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the area is on foot.
Perhaps start with Hoddles Track, a seven-kilometre track from Saddleback Mountain Lookout that takes you into the heart of the lush hinterland.
From the mountains to the coast, try the spectacular Kiama Coast Walk that takes in 22km of stunning coastline. As you wind between Minnamurra in the north and Gerringong in the south, you’ll enjoy lush and rugged headlands, the township of Kiama, Blowhole Point, the Little Blowhole then back to the relative solitude of winding rivers, secluded beaches and pristine bays.
For a shorter walk try the Hindmarsh Park to Spring Creek walk – a favourite with twitchers. It’s a short stroll that takes you to the western edge of town where you can view the rehabilitated wetland area. See how many species of bird you can spot from the Bird Hide.
Or maybe start out at the Blowhole and take a leisurely stroll to Bonaira Reserve – an established rainforest right in the middle of Kiama.
If you’d like to venture further into the escarpment, try the Barren Grounds Nature Reserve or Carrington Falls.
Kiama is a cycle friendly area with a variety of cycleways to suit all level of rider.
Of course, the slower the pace the more of Kiama’s stunning scenery you’ll see.
A well-established and welcoming community of riders exists in the region and Kiama BUGS can give you details of their regular outings and suggested paths. If you happen to be without gear, bikes and helmets can be hired in Kiama and Kangaroo Valley.
With three courses to choose from in and around Kiama, you’re not stuck for options.
Kiama Golf Club is an 18-hole, par 66 course sitting between the Minnamurra River and the coast, with a restaurant open for lunch and dinner. Jamberoo (18 holes, par 67) offers rural and mountain views, while Gerringong (18 holes, par 72) sits right on the coast and boasts stunning views.
The Kiama area is brimming with gym, exercise, and outdoor fitness options. With at least seven gym and fitness centres, many options for yoga, pilates, tai chi and dancing, you can maintain your routines even while on holiday. There is even an outdoor fitness circuit from Surf Beach to Kiama Harbour.