Walking Kiama tracks is not only a great way to see the sights in our region – it also keeps you active and healthy during your stay. Here’s what you need to know to see Kiama walking tracks on foot.
KIAMA ON FOOT
Getting out and about not only means you’ll see the sights, but you’ll also boost your health, too. You’ll be treated to a reduction in body fat, too. It’s good to aim for 30 minutes of walking a day as a general rule of thumb. And to see results, brisk is best. As a guideline, this pace means you can still talk but not sing, and you may be puffing slightly.
You can finally start to shed those winter woollies. But it’s a good idea to pack some light layers for your spring getaway. Choose lightweight moisture-wicking fabric to draw away the sweat you work up, and throw in a jacket if you’re aiming to venture out early morning or at dusk. Close-toed shoes, preferably runners or hiking boots, will keep your feet fresh and fitness-focused. Always wear sunscreen, and take along a hat, sunnies and water as supportive sidekicks.
Kiama Walk 1: A gentle introduction walking track in Kiama.
Minnamurra School to North Kiama Neighbourhood Centre.
A nice gentle walk for those who want to get started on a daily routine. You’ll get a taste of suburban life, weaving past the Minnamurra River and the Kiama Golf Club throughout the 3km track. It should take you about 30 minutes.
Kiama Walk 2: A happy medium Kiama Walking Track.
Hindmarsh Park to Spring Creek
Lure in your partner, bestie or teenager, or take to the track alone for 3.2km of awe-inspiring nature. You’ll wind through Hindmarsh Park, a bunch of shops (perfectly-placed to grab a cuppa on the way back) and rehabilitated wetland, Spring Creek. Keen bird watchers should keep an eye out for the local water birds, which you can spot from Bird Hide between the lagoon and the freshwater lake. The round trip is medium-difficulty, and should take a little over 30 minutes.
Walk 3: A challenging adventure track in Kiama.
Love’s Bay to Werri Beach
You’re in for a challenging treat on this 5.4km coastline-hugging walk. Featuring Love’s Bay, Kiama Heights, Werri Lagoon and Werri Beach, you’ll be front walking row to rolling hills, pristine beaches, sea caves, rock platforms and exposed cliffs. And you’re in luck during spring. It’s a great vantage point for whale watching from September to November. This two-hour trek is for the more adventurous and fit, with a difficulty rating of hard.