Wednesday, 21 September 2016

KIAMA, AUSTRALIA

Kiama is a township 120 kilometres south of Sydney in the Illawarra, New South Wales, Australia in the Municipality of Kiama. At the 2011 census, Kiama had a population of 12,817 people. One of the main tourist attractions is the Kiama Blowhole. The seaside town features several popular surfing beaches, caravan parks and numerous alfresco cafes and restaurants. Its proximity to the south of Sydney makes it an attractive destination for a large number of day trippers.

The Kiama area includes many attractions, being situated on the coast south of the Minnamurra River, and to the west lie the foothills of Saddleback Mountain and the smaller less discernible peak of Mount Brandon. Also to the west is the town of Jamberoo with pasture-land in between, which contains many historic buildings and dry stone walls. Also of note is Seven Mile Beach to the south, a protected reserve. Kiama has several well-known surfing beaches, including Surf Beach, 'Mystics' and Boyds' Beach, as well as other more protected swimming beaches situated in coves between headlands such as Black Beach, Easts Beach and Kendalls Beach. Kiama Harbour forms one of several coves between headlands.

This post is part of the Wednesday Waters meme,
and also part of the Outdoor Wednesday meme,
and also part of the Wordless Wednesday meme,
and also part of the ABC Wednesday meme,
and also part of the  Travel Tuesday meme.







7 comments:

  1. Beautiful! My favorite place is the beach, and I love visiting lighthouses, and have a huge collections of them.

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  2. Oh my! I was going to say the second scene is beautiful and then I scrolled down and saw the terrific pictures at the bottom. Wow!

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  3. Lovely photos.
    Thanks for linking at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2016/09/the-man-in-moon.html

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  4. Delightful pictures, not at all as I imagine the coastline to be, far removed from the picture of Australia and the huge surfing beaches of Sydney. i would love to visit....One day maybe...who knows ?
    best wishes,
    Di.
    ABCW team.

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  5. Wonderful photo's.... just to far away but still a country that speaks to ones imagination doesn't it.... I remember a tv-series from way back.... always loved to look at it

    Have a nice ABC-day / – week
    ♫ M e l ☺ d y ♫ (ABC-team)
    http://melodymusic.nl/19k-20-sept/

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  6. The first time I ever saw a blowhole was in northern Mexico c 1988. It's really cool.

    ROG, ABCW

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  7. Kiama is a beautiful place. Often used to visit there when I lived in the south of Sydney. Always something interesting to see. Usually stayed at Jamboroo Valley nearby, then travelled in for sightseeing.

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