Kiama Cove Motel
10 Bong Bong St, (formerly The Pines Motel), Kiama, 2533, Australia
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Plenty of Dairy Cattle
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I'm going on holidays next month and am visiting your region. I want to spend 3-5 nights there.
I'm 3 star traveller,and i always like to have some information on a destination befor i arrive.Can you please provide me with the following information? When is the best time to travel and what is the climate like?
What are the attractions ther?
also just any other information that might be helpful.
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November is a great month to visit Kiama-
It has a great beach and promenade, and don't miss seeing the famous 'blow-hole' which spouts seawater miles into the air....
The weather is a bit unpredictable, but its warming up nicely on the coastal areas. Should be very comfortable.
And yes- read some pages about Kiama- there are some good ones on VT.
Travel Tips for Kiama
KIAMA TO WOLLONGONG
Been at Kiama a while, want something else to do, or like us, the weather was bad...................what to do?
We decided to head north towards Sydney, and see if the weather was better in that direction. Well, as it happened, it wasn't, but the journey was nice as we passed by lush green paddocks with plenty of Dairy cattle, and a lovely back drop of Mountains, very pretty!
We had a look at the town of Nowra on the way, then carried onto Wollongong, which is a large Industrial city, with Bluescope Steel employing a lot of people who live here.
The parks along the beachfront were nice, but as it was wet we decided to return another day, so headed back to Kiama.
This would be a good days outing in fine weather if boredom had begun to set in!
A rugged beauty makes walking the headlands a great way to spend time and there's certainly some ramparts that taunt the eye, especially if they are being pounded by a rising swell.
I'll leave the pictures to tell the rest of the story here.
Kiama's centre is bustling and has a vibrant feel about it. I like the way the shops surround the spacious park, it gives a balance to the whole situation and, unlike nearby Shellharbour, there are lots of trees still around.
Terralong Street crosses Collins Street and forms the main area of activity. Terralong runs northwest to southeast, ending up at the Blowhole if you go far enough.
Inland from Kiama there are abundant amounts of waterfalls and escarpments where the sandstone plateaus drop dramatically into the canyons below.
Most of them are part of National Parks and Wildlife and all represent worthwhile day trips but you can manage a few in one hit.
One of my favourites is Fitzroy Falls that also has Twin Falls and The Grotto at the same location.
It's a bit hard to miss the lighthouse; (a) because it stands out and (b) because it's right next to the blowhole.
As these things go it's not very spectacular, more of a reference point really. That doesn't stop lots of people having their photos taken in front of it however.
The following is taken from a newspaper at the time (1886):
"Situated on the round apex of Blowhole Point, the Kiama lighthouse stands from sea level to the light at a height of 224 feet. The foundation is concrete, 14 feet in depth and 12 feet in diameter; from the bottom of the foundation to the top of the entrance is 16 feet. The height of the building from the floor to the coping is 36 feet, to the light is 40 feet, and to the top of the weather vane is 50 feet.
The building is of brick, cemented outside and plastered within. The ascent is accomplished by means of three iron ladders, leading from one storey to another, the staircase being lighted by side lights.
The top of the structure is surrounded by a very artistic railing; and the light, which will be of a similar magnifying power to the Hornby light, near Watson's Bay, is very shortly expected to arrive from England."
Which just goes to prove that you can't believe everything you read in the press. It's actually only 121 feet above sea level.
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Kiama Cove Motel
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Address: 10 Bong Bong St, (formerly The Pines Motel), Kiama, 2533, Australia