Kiama Coast Walk // Minnamurra to Blowhole Point (NSW)

Highlights:

  • Minnamurra River and Rangoon Island.
  • Cathedral Rocks.
  • Bombo Quarry.
  • Kiama Harbour and the blowhole.
  • Dog Friendly!

The walk begins at the mouth of the Minnamurra River and continues up the headland with great views up the Minnamurra River and out to Rangoon Island. Follow the headland down to Jones Beach in Kiama Downs. This is a great spot for a swim as the northern end of the beach is patrolled in the warmer months. At the southern end of the beach is Cathedral Rocks, a unique rock formation fantastic for photos. Cathedral Rocks can only be fully accessed at low tide, so try to time your walk so that you arrive at Jones Beach just before low tide.

Once you’ve explored Cathedral Rocks, follow the signage along the road, to the boneyard and Bombo Quarry. The boneyard is a small, secluded rocky beach that is good for snorkelling. Once you’ve reached Bombo Quarry, you’ll feel like you’re on another planet. The area has been completed destroyed by basalt quarrying in the past, leaving behind tall columns of basalt. Large swells often pound the columns spraying seawater high into the air and creating quite the spectacle.

After visiting the quarry follow the path back to Bombo Beach for a swim. The walk then continues on to Kiama Harbour which is home to several friendly and very large stingrays who feed on the scraps from the fishermen.

This section of the coast walk finishes at the always-exciting Kiama Blowhole. There are many cafes and shops nearby in Kiama.

Overall this section of the walk provides great scenery and beaches and is mostly dog friendly, so bring the pooch along to enjoy it with you. It can be completed on its own or as part of the entire coast walk.

Essential Gear Required

  • Swimming gear
  • Camera
  • Food and water
  • Sun protection

How to get there

The walk starts at the riverside park at Minnamurra, parking is available onsite in the carpark off Charles Avenue.

Activities

  • Swimming
  • Hiking
  • Photography

Skill Level

Beginner, this is a relatively easy walk with a few small hills spread throughout. There are a few cliff faces along the walk so stay away from the edge.

Distance Covered/ Elevation Gain

This section of the walk is 8.4km long and there is no real elevation gain.