Wondering how and where to spend your vacations? Want to experience a new location and also get the comforts of a luxurious and cozy place to stay? Then Kiama should be on the top of your list.
Kiama is a settlement along the rushing sea, south of Wollongong, that provides different possibilities for anyone to enjoy wholeheartedly as we found out during our stay there this summer. Being a township South of Sydney in the Illawarra region, we found Kiama to be located perfectly in a strategic central position, enough to aid us in enjoying many different sites over a short weekend. Only seven km southwest of the town is the mighty 600 m high Mount Saddleback which offers a splendid view of the valley and plains below. Looking at the lush greenery surrounding us with the huge mountain sheltering from behind we were filled with wonder and awe. Even my younger sister, the chatter box of our group was relaxed! Saddleback, along with other mountains in the region, provide a striking backdrop to the city. Looking at the scenic beauty of the region made us marvel about the world we live in. It was like being a million miles away from the city.
Our next stop was the Jamberoo Action Park where we were thrilled by the variety and potential of all the water rides. Getting stuck in Banjo’s Billabong with darkness descending and dramatic gadgets increasing the fun constantly was the most fun experience we had. The Funnel Web was no less and we even went for the zero gravity moments which made us as dizzy with too much joy and became the reason for our many return visits there.
Next we went on for the sea shore as the urban town of Kiama is surrounded by vast beaches, stunning forests and beautiful meadows full of natural beauty that you could stare at forever. Such was the beauty that surrounded the area and we made full use of it specifically by taking selfies and doing yoga. The many attractive tourist spots Kiama has to offer are definitely worthy of the praise they receive, and the best way to go through all of them is on foot while looking at the scenic beauty that surrounds the area. Body surfing on waves as high as 1.5 m was the best moment I spent while others kept on the sightseeing of the beaches and parks near them.
Finding the Blowhole point was an adventure in itself. We delighted in viewing the Blowhole with its natural rock formation. Water sprouted for more than even 20m in the air and splashed all that came in its way. It got even more spectacular to look at when the sea ran from Southeast filling it in and then PLOP! It was like magic and the water fights it offered us will remain in our memories for ever.
Later we visited the historical Kiama Lighthouse that was mostly abandoned yet preserved in an archaeological manner along with the other heritage artifacts like pilot’s cottage etc.
Kiama Harbor is the hub of fishing boats and seafood market. The taste of local fish from restaurants was like heaven on earth-simply amazing. We stayed there in the seaside cabins provided and splashed around having more fun in the rock pools around the seashore.
Many different festivals and events including a surfing competition which we were lucky enough to catch and enjoyed a lot. Visiting such a place was definitely one of the best decisions we ever made.