Sydney Nowra Road Trip Day 1 Kiama

Australia, Sydney, Sydney to Kiama Blow Hole Drive
Snapshots of Kiama

A road trip down the South Coast of NSW should always go via Kiama.

 

Australia, Sydney, Sydney to Kiama Blow Hole Drive

Sublime Point lookout

 

Sublime Point Lookout was our first stop and an hour’s drive from Sydney. We were greeted with 180 degree views over the sea, rainforest and the 17 beaches that span the coastline from South Sydney to Wollongong.

Australia, Sydney, Sydney to Kiama Blow Hole Drive

View from Sublime Point

 

Australia, Sydney, Sydney to Kiama Blow Hole Drive

Expansive view from Sublime Point

Kiama

Our next stop the Blowhole in Kiama.  As a small child I can remember seeing this blow, saturating all of us in the process.  The loud noise that escapes as the sea surge pushes water in and compressed air at the end forces spray up through the hole.  The Blowhole works best when a south east swell is running.  Today there was no south east swell and the spray was much smaller than I remembered.

Australia, Sydney, Sydney to Kiama Blow Hole Drive

Entrance to Kiama’s Blowhole

 

Australia, Sydney, Sydney to Kiama Blow Hole Drive

The Kiama Blowhole

Australia, Sydney, Sydney to Kiama Blow Hole Drive

The Lighthouse at the site of the Kiama Blowhole

 

Whilst in Kiama visit the Old Fire Station Gallery originally built in 1915.  Each week  you will find a new exhibition of local artists.  Why not say hi to Daisy the Cow who stands guarding the fire station, she is repainted regularly to reflect the current exhibition.

Australia, Sydney, Sydney to Kiama Blow Hole Drive

The Old Fire Station Gallery with Daisy the Cow

 

Kiama was first settled in the 1820’s and as you wander down the main street you cannot miss the grand old Post Office which was built in 1878 and the Police Station built later in 1884.

 

Australia, Sydney, Sydney to Kiama Blow Hole Drive

Kiama Post Office

Australia, Sydney, Sydney to Kiama Blow Hole Drive

1860 – Kiama Court House

 

Sydney  Nowra Road Trip Day 1 was an easy day of driving 165km and sightseeing for those who wish to see more of the South Coast area of New South Wales.

 Trip Statistics

Sydney to Nowra – 165km

 

 

 

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