Minnamurra to Kiama Coast Walk – 8 December 2017

I headed down to Minnamurra with David Hufton for some photography and a walk along the coast to Kiama.

We started from the park where the Minnamurra River joins the sea. This is a beautiful spot. The path climbs up a hill to a bluff with great views of the Minnamurra River and you can see north up the coast to Stack Island and beyond.

After some photos, we continued on over the bluffs and down to Jones Beach at Kiama Downs. We walked down the beach and reached the spectacular set of sea stacks known as Cathedral Rocks. The tide was too high for us to get the best angle for photos.

We then had to walk back to a park behind the beach and backtrack a bit more to reach the road. We followed this over the headland above Cathedral Rocks and then past the last house, we walked back out to a lookout right above the stacks. More photos.

We then continued walking south along the path. We turned off the Coastal Path and descended to a nice sheltered beach called the Boneyard. This is a rocky rather than sandy beach. We stopped here for a swim and had morning tea.

Next, we continued out to Bombo Headland. This provides a great view over the Bombo Quarry – an interesting place geologically with its columnar jointing and dykes.

We returned back to the Coastal Track and walked down to Bombo Beach, and along the beach to the south end. We then followed a path under the railway line and followed roads to Kiama Harbour. Here we called into a cafe for a drink and lunch.

We had plenty of time before the next train going north, so we walk out to the lighthouse and viewed the Blowhole. It was working quite well with the high tide.

More photos from this excursion are online here on my website.

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