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How to spend a weekend on NSW South Coast

17 Dec, 2021

How to spend a weekend on NSW South Coast

Offering unlimited beauty, nature, and entertainment, NSW South Coast remains one of the most popular destinations to relax for Sydney-siders, especially when the holiday season is getting closer.

Located between 60 & 90 minutes south of Sydney, the lovely Illawarra region is the ideal destination to renew your weekend plans or spend a holiday week away. From Wollongong City and Shellharbour City to Kiama and Jervis Bay, the South Coast boasts a magnificent diversity of natural beauty with a pinch of adventure and a dash of entertainment.

South Coast

Kiama – The gem of South Coast

One of the most marvellous wonders of the NSW South Coast is Kiama!

The seaside region of Kiama is typically renowned for its famous blowhole and way of life: but is also known for its close-knit community, town charm, local produce, world-class wineries and picturesque coastline. From exploring its rugged coastline to treetop walks in the hinterland, and adrenalin-fuelled adventure parks, the list of things to do in Kiama is endless.

Kiama has always been one of those places that you don’t visit just once – it is meant to be repeated to get the most out of the experience.

If you have not already experienced the Kiama lifestyle, we recommend taking your next trip down to NSW’s South Coast! Before you take off on your exciting expedition, we’ll give you some pointers.

Seaside region of Kiama

Getting to Kiama

Getting to the Kiama is convenient. There are various ways to reach this little slice of paradise.

Self-drive is one of the best ways to explore Kiama. Just 90 minutes south of Sydney or 30 minutes from Wollongong, Kiama is within easy reach. If you have extra time and want to make it the perfect road trip from Sydney, drive along Grand Pacific Drive and enjoy one of Australia’s most spectacular driving routes.

You can also travel by train, with regular services available throughout the day, providing a relaxing journey and some of the most scenic coastline in Australia.

You can also travel by train, with regular services available throughout the day, providing a relaxing journey and some of the most scenic coastline in Australia.

Places to visit in Kiama

#1 Enjoy a Kiama Sunrise

If you are a photographer, the best place to start your day and see the sunrise on the Kiama Coast is at Cathedral Rocks at Jones Beach. Take a coffee to go and head there with a blanket to enjoy to the fullest.

Cathedral Rocks at Jones Beach on new south wales south coast

Another beautiful spot to enjoy the sunrise is at Bass Point Reserve, located just south of Shellharbour Village. Not only best known for having great fishing and diving locations, but you’re also in for a jaw-dropping sunrise vista at Bass Point.

#2 Hit the Beach

The sapphire coast of Kiama is known for having some of the most beautiful beaches in New South Wales.

Take your pick of beaches for all sorts of activities. Hit the surf beaches at Kiama like Bombo, Werri, Jones, Minnamurra and Seven Mile beach; and if you’re a beginner there are surfing lessons.

Alternatively, slow things down at calmer beaches such as Kendalls or Easts Beach for a family beach day, paddle boarding or kayaking.

Kiama Surf Beach on NSW south coast

#3 Visit the blowhole

The Kiama Blow Hole has been a must-visit for travellers passing by. Finding the blowhole is not tricky, just follow the Kiama lighthouse.

It is always mystical to see this phenomenon happening in front of your eyes as the beach gushes and the sea breeze ruffles your hair.

While you are there, feel free to check out the Kiama Lighthouse and pop into the Visitors Centre to pick up some maps or get further directions.

Kiama Blow Hole

#4 Taste the local wine and brews

If you are a beer or wine person and want to explore the natural breweries or vineyards, Kiama’s Stoic Brewing in Gerringong would make a perfect addition to your weekend. Known for its pale ales, Stoic Brewing also has food trucks that provide the eats and change regularly.

The best part is that it is not time-consuming to get to Stoic. It is just a short walk from the train station.

Another must-visit location to enjoy the view along with fine dining and outstanding wine is Crooked River Wines – a family-owned and operated winery that was first established in 1998. It is situated atop the rolling hills of Gerringong, flowing down into a valley with amazing views of the mountains and the sea.

Crooked River Wines in Kiama

#5 Explore Kiama rock pools

Kiama has soothing rock pools scattered throughout the seaside towns. A peaceful morning soak in one of Kiama’s local ocean rock pools, or a sunset dip before dinner, is the finest way to start or end your day.

Here are the top 3 rock pools in Kiama:

  • Boat Harbour Rock Pool – Approximately 30m in length, the pool is large enough to rarely feel crowded. There is a railing to assist you and the bottom of the rock pool is made of natural rock with a sandy beach at the shallow end.
  • Continental Rock Pool – Situated at the north end of Black Beach Reserve, the pool is known as the Olympic Pool. This is where you can enjoy the waves gently flowing over the pool edge, sometimes without any other people in sight.
  • Kiama Blowhole Point Rock Pool – Spectacularly situated on the north side of Blowhole Point, this pool has incredible sweeping 180-degree views. You may sometimes see the waves smashing over the rocks along the edge when the tide is high.

Kiama Blowhole Point Rock Pool

#6 Explore the Coastal Trails

If you are a hiker looking to explore Kiama’s beauty through its trails, it is time for you to get excited.

Put on your walking shoes and choose your backdrop for a scenic walk or hike. Follow a walking trail at Kiama’s national parks and explore waterfalls, flora and fauna; or discover new heights from ziplines and suspension bridges at Illawarra Fly Treetop Adventures. Don’t forget to take a break and enjoy the view!

Opt for something a little slower paced and follow the scenic 20km Kiama Coastal Walk which will guide you from North to South, starting at Minnamurra River, through the town and ending in Gerringong at Werri Beach. Enjoy the attractions – lookout for the blowhole, sea eagles, hawks, and if you’re lucky, you may see whales!

Kiama Coastal Walk on the south coast

#7 Visit Minnamurra Rainforest and see Minnamurra Falls

Take a short drive to the Minnamurra Rainforest to cool down from a sunny day. The temperature here is always a few degrees lower, and the walk to the falls is not too difficult for most. It is always better to check with the visitors centre staff to see if it’s right for you.

You won’t regret the breath of fresh air with amazing waterfalls to calm your day.

Minnamurra Rainforest on the new south wales south coast

#8 Lunch or dinner with ocean views

Food is always the highlight of every vacation. Across the Kiama area, you are spoiled for choice when it comes to wining and dining.

From award-winning Australian cuisine to Mexican, Vietnamese, Japanese, Italian, gourmet burgers, pizza, or that holiday favourite: freshly cooked fish ‘n’ chips on the beach.

You can support the locals, visit the picnic area at the weekly Kiama Farmers’ Market and enjoy the locally sourced ingredients with fruit, vegetables, fresh seafood, local Wagyu beef, milk straight from the dairy, cider, wine, baked goods, street food…the list goes on!

Picnic at Kiama Farmers’ Market on the south coast

Why travel to Kiama when you can live there?

Does this sound all too enticing and you want to find out how you can make the move to Kiama for good?

You can at Ridgewaters Kiama! Perfectly positioned in Kiama’s serene landscape, you can live a carefree lifestyle along the sea – enhanced through the multitude of wonderful recreational and natural attractions. Whether you need to relax or explore, Kiama has everything you need for an unforgettable experience.

Spacious 3 Bedroom Apartment at Ridgewaters Kiama on new south wales south coast

Here are our top 5 reasons why you should buy at Ridgewaters Kiama!
  • Sophisticated & Contemporary Architecture
  • Ecologically Sustainable Development with Electric Vehicle Chargers and EV Charging Load, Management and Provisions for solar panels
  • Light and spacious open plan living with ample storage and escarpment views
  • Located just 90 minutes south of Sydney and 30 minutes to Wollongong CBD
  • Short walk to the beach and minutes from the town centre and local amenities

Ridgewaters Kiama

With a spectacular coastline and natural attractions infused with country charm, this magical setting is the ideal place to call home. Everything and anything you need would be in your arms reach.

Live the Kiama lifestyle and get to know the locals before you move in! The next 10 purchasers at Ridgewaters Kiama will receive a summer weekend in Kiama on us!

What does the weekend includes?

This amazing weekend on us includes the following:

  • 2 nights accommodation in Kiama
  • Breakfast for 4 at Bean Roasted Cafe
  • 60 min Endota Spa package
  • Afternoon Ice creams at Scoops
  • Dinner and Drinks for 4 at Kiama Leagues Club

Enjoy the life of luxury and celebrate with us over your Christmas weekend! After all, what can be a better way to spend the weekend than being amidst sweeping coastal views, scrumptious meals and Kiama tours?

Contact Us

Don’t miss out on these luxury three-bedroom apartments at Ridgewaters Kiama and be one of the next 10 lucky purchasers to receive a Summer Weekend in Kiama!

To learn more about Ridgewaters Kiama, give us a call today at 1300 752 154 or click on the link below!

AUSTRALIA PRIVACY STATEMENT

Last updated: August 2020

INTRODUCTION

St Trinity Property Group and its affiliated entities, representatives, agents and related companies (collectively referred to as ST TRINITY PROPERTY GROUP) respect the privacy and security of your Personal Information, as defined below, and comply with the requirements of the Australian Privacy Principles under the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth).

This Privacy Policy explains in general terms how St Trinity Property Group handles your Personal Information. However, it does not apply to St Trinity Property Group’s employee records to the extent they are handled by any of our companies that is or was the employer of that employee in relation to the employee’s current or former employment. Such employee records are generally exempt from the Act and will be dealt with as permitted by law.

You may be able to deal with us without identifying yourself (i.e. anonymously or by using a pseudonym) in certain circumstances. If you wish to do so, please contact us to find out if this is practicable in your circumstances. However, if you do not provide us with the Personal Information we have requested, we may not be able to complete or fulfil the purpose for which we collect the information, including providing our services. By visiting our websites, using any of our services or otherwise providing us with your Personal Information (or authorising it to be provided to us by someone else), you agree to your Personal Information being collected and handled as set out in this Privacy Policy.

WHAT PERSONAL INFORMATION DO WE COLLECT AND HOLD?

Under the Act Personal Information is defined as information or an opinion about an identified individual, or an individual that is reasonably identifiable, in whatever form and regardless of whether it is true or not (Personal Information). The Act also defines a subset of Personal Information as sensitive information (for example health records, racial or ethnic origin, religious beliefs, criminal records).

The types of Personal Information we collect and hold will depend on the circumstances of collection and on the type of service we are providing. For example, when we are engaged to sell a property, we may collect and hold Personal Information from both the seller and potential buyers such as name, address, email address, telephone numbers, employment details and details about their business.

We may also collect and hold certain sensitive information that is reasonably necessary for the provision of our services, including health and criminal records. If you provide us with any sensitive information, you consent to us collecting that information and handling it in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

HOW WE COLLECT PERSONAL INFORMATION

We may collect Personal Information about you directly when you deal with us over the telephone, send us correspondence (whether by letter, fax or email), have contact with us in person, visit our websites or complete hard copy or online forms.

There are also circumstances where we may collect Personal Information about you from someone else. For example, from:
• Market research companies contracted by us to obtain information so that we may improve and market our services;
• Your employer;
• Other agents and valuers who may be involved in the services we provide;
• Property developers who contract us to market properties;
• Publicly available information and databases;
• Any of the companies within the St Trinity Property Group (both local and overseas);
• and Anyone you have authorised to deal with us on your behalf.

We also automatically collect certain information when you visit our websites or our subscribers receive promotional emails from us via cookies and other tracking technology (such as web beacons), some of which may be capable of personally identifying you. Such information includes the type of browser and operating system you are using, your IP address and how you use our websites.
Depending on the type of service you or our customers have requested, we may also seek to collect information about someone else from you (for example, contact details of your solicitor, emergency contact person or tenant). However, you must not provide us with Personal Information about another person unless you have clear consent from that person to do so, told them that their Personal Information will be handled in accordance with this Privacy Policy and directed them to where they can find it.
Regardless of how it is collected, we handle Personal Information in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

WHY WE COLLECT, HOLD AND USE PERSONAL INFORMATION

We generally collect, hold and use your Personal Information for the purposes for which it is provided to us (which will usually be obvious at the time of collection), related purposes or as permitted or required by law. Such purposes may include:
• Acting as agent for vendors or purchasers in relation to the sale of a property;
• Acting as agent for owners or tenants in relation to the leasing and or valuation of a property;
• Project management services;
• Structured advisory services;
• Town planning services;
• Capital allowances services and other consulting services in relation to the property market;
• Administration of our business, such as collection of overdue commissions or outstanding fees;
• Responding to client enquiries and communicating with you from time to time to maintain contact and keep you updated on the services you have requested;
• Forecasting future needs of our services and general quality assurance and training purposes;
• Engaging in legal proceedings and/or enforcing judgments and/or orders;
• Complying with the applicable legal or regulatory requirements and/or orders of competent authorities;
• Providing you with promotional and marketing information, including market research reports, newsletters, event invitations and/or property market information relating to our products and services which we think may be of interest to you; and Any other purpose identified at the time of collecting your Personal Information.

We generally use information automatically collected by cookies and other tracking technology to identify you as a valid user, ensure that no one else can sign on simultaneously with your account from another computer and help us serve you better based on your registration preferences. We may also use cookies to help us facilitate any promotions or surveys that we provide. Third parties whose products or services are accessible on our websites may also use cookies, and we advise you to check their privacy policies for information about their cookies and other privacy practices.

DISCLOSURE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION

We may disclose your Personal Information to third parties as may be necessary for any of the purposes stated in the above section. Such third parties generally include:
Our third party providers, contractors, consultants, agents and/or representatives (such as law firms, banks, financial institutions, insurers, IT providers, mortgage referral services providers and/or wealth management services providers) who provide services to us or on our behalf, including to:
• Conduct valuations;
• Assist with obtaining payment from creditors;
• Operate data centres;
• Conduct market research;
• Provide advice;
• Potential buyers, tenants, conjunctional real estate agents and brokers for the purpose for which the information was collected or for related purposes (for example to complete a transaction on your behalf or provide you with a service that you requested); Anyone you have authorised to deal with us on your behalf;
• Any of the companies within the St Trinity Property Group and their related companies; Government authorities, regulatory bodies, law enforcement agencies, courts, tribunals and/or parties to the legal proceedings where you have consented to this or we are required or authorised to do so by law;
• Debt collection agencies; and/or Any other third parties identified at the time of collection of your Personal Information.

DISCLOSURE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION OVERSEAS

Some of the third parties listed above to whom we may disclose your Personal Information are located overseas. For example:
Our information technology and business process service providers that are located in countries including (but not limited to) the Indonesia, India and Philippines; and Our overseas clients that are located in the same countries as the companies within the St Trinity Property Group.
Our contracts with these parties generally include an obligation for them to comply with Australian privacy law and this Privacy Policy.
However you acknowledge that, by agreeing to the disclosure of your Personal Information to these entities outside of Australia, we will no longer be required to take reasonable steps to ensure the overseas recipient’s compliance with the Australian privacy law in relation to your Personal Information and we will not be liable to you for any breach of the Australian privacy law by these overseas recipients. On this basis, you consent to such disclosure.

ACCESS, UPDATE AND CORRECTION OF PERSONAL INFORMATION

We take reasonable steps to ensure that the Personal Information we hold about you is accurate, complete and up-to-date. However, we also rely on you to advise us of any changes to your Personal Information. If you are able to access your Personal Information by logging on to an account you have with us, it is your responsibility to ensure your information is accurate, complete, relevant and up-to-date.
On request we will provide you with access to the Personal Information we hold about you, including for the purpose of correcting or updating that information, unless otherwise required or permitted by law.
There is no charge for making the request or giving the access to your Personal Information. We will deal with your request within a reasonable period after the request is made.
If we refuse to provide you with access we will provide you with a written notice that, at a minimum, outlines reasons for the refusal and the complaints mechanisms available to you.
If you wish to access the Personal Information we hold about you or to update or correct it, you can either do so by logging on to your account (if you have one) or contact us using the contact details provided below. We will require you to verify your identity and specify what information you require.

SECURITY OF PERSONAL INFORMATION

We take reasonable steps to protect any Personal Information that we hold from misuse, interference and loss and from unauthorised access, alteration and disclosure. For example, we implement IT security procedures including password protection, firewalls and site monitoring and we store your Personal Information on a secure server.we store your Personal Information on a secure server.
However, data protection measures are never completely secure and, despite the measures we have put in place, we cannot guarantee the security of your Personal Information. You must take care to protect your Personal Information (for example, by protecting any usernames and passwords). You should notify us as soon as possible if you become aware of any security breaches.

DIRECT MARKETING

When you register as a member on our websites, you will be given a choice as to whether you want to receive e-mail messages from us, including newsletters, announcements and e-mail communications about our latest news, products or services. To the extent the relevant local law requires us to seek your consent, we will only send such messages to you if you opt-in. If you do not wish to receive direct marketing calls or materials, you may use the unsubscribe facility in the marketing communication or contact our Chief Privacy Officer using the channels prescribed below. Further, as a registered member with us, you can modify your choice at any time by accessing your registered account with us. We will stop using your Personal Information for direct marketing if you so request.

PRIVACY ON OUR WEBSITES

Our websites may contain links to the websites of other entities. If you click on such links, you will be transferred to the websites of these entities. We have no control over, and are not responsible for, the privacy practices of these entities. You should read the privacy policy of these entities to find out how they handle your Personal Information when you visit their websites.

WHAT IF YOU HAVE A COMPLAINT?

If you wish to make a complaint about a breach of this Privacy Policy or the Australian Privacy Principles of the Act you can contact us using the contact details below. You will need to provide us with sufficient details regarding your complaint together with any supporting evidence. Our Chief Privacy Officer will investigate the issue and determine the steps that we will undertake to resolve your complaint. We will contact you if we require any additional information from you and will notify you in writing of the outcome of the investigation. If you are not satisfied with our determination, you can contact us to discuss your concerns or contact the Australian Privacy Commissioner via www.oaic.gov.au.

PRIVACY & SITE CHANGES

St Trinity Property Group may update this Privacy Policy from time to time so please review it periodically for changes. If the changes are significant or substantive, they will either be advised to you in writing or posted on our websites at www.sttrinity.com.au. Your continued use of our websites or services, requesting our assistance or the provision of further Personal Information to us (directly or via an authorised person) after this Privacy Policy has been revised, indicates your acceptance of the revised Privacy Policy.

OUR CONTACT DETAILS

If you have a query relating to this Privacy Policy or wish to make a complaint, please contact us using the following contact details:
• St Trinity Property Group
• Chief Privacy Officer

• PO Box 1235
• Menai NSW 2234
[email protected]

MORE INFORMATION

For more information about the Privacy Act in Australia and protecting your privacy, visit the (external link) website below:
oaic.gov.au