If you have never been south of Wollongong, do two things. Read this article then go! If you have you will know the trip down from Sydney is
1. Get In Your Car
Whilst there are many ways of getting around arguably the best would be by car. Heading south from Port Kembla you will be treated to stunning vistas and views of Lake Illawarra and the South Pacific Ocean.
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2. Go BoatingOn Lake Illawarra
You cannot miss lake Illawarra it is a vast and vital part of the region. A multitude of boat ramps hug the lake’s perimeter and even if you are not a full-blown captain small boats can be hired so you can have a go. The lake is also very popular with fisherman and plays host to almost all matter of water sports.
3. Go To The Beach
Hmm should I go to the beach? The answer is usually yes but what if the question instead was “which beach should I go to?” There are at least ten beaches on the short trip from Port Kembla to Kiama alone, including the very popular Shellharbour beach. You could soak in the sun and surf differently every day or find your favorite.
4. Get Blown Away
Kiama is a charming coastal town with a strange name and a famous feature. Roughly translated from the Dharawal Language, Kiama means “the place where the sea makes noise” and straying a few hundred meters from the road you will quickly learn why. The coastline around Kiama cradles several miracles of geology, blowholes. Blowholes are created over immense periods of time as the relentless pressure of the ocean burrows a chamber underneath the headland. If an opening forms above into the chamber blowhole can be formed. Under the right conditions’ waves can be pushed into the chamber and forced upwards out the opening like a drill. Sounds complicated but the result will literally blow you away. It is estimated that nearly a million people visit the Kiama blowholes each year. Come experience the thrill for yourself and bring your camera!
5. Food With A View
There is a treasure trove of great restaurants and eateries in this area, many of them have awe inspiring views of the ocean. Check out the Seascape café in Port Kembla for delicious food and an unmatched view of the sea. Why not check out the area and find your favourite food and view combination.
The strip of rugged coastline from Port Kembla to Kiama is truly special. With views that comestraight from a movie and beaches that could very well become your second homeas you soak up the salty breeze and feel the golden sun recharging you. A seachange is calling and for people have experienced this part of the world abetter way of life is calling too.