Walk and See
The Gerringong area has so many amazing sites to visit and experience, ranging from coastal walks to swinging through the treetops
Kiama Coastal Walk
Starting at the northern end of Werri Beach the coastal walk allows you to walk along the cliffs from Gerringong to Kiama. The views along the walk are simply stunning and information signs along the way provide information about the landscape and local history. Once you reach the end of the 6 km walk you can continue into Kiama to catch the train back or walk back along track. Before you leave make sure the track is open as the Werri Lagoon can cross the track at the northern end of the beach.
Whale Watching Platform
The Whale Watching Platform is situated between Werri Beach and Boat Harbour, up on the headland. Access is from the eastern end of Belinda street, a 10 minute walk from the Lodge. The whales will be migrating north from May to June and south from August to September.
Kiama's famous blowhole is the largest in the world and is sure to impress. The Blowhole has plenty of parking spaces and disabled access to the viewing platform. You could even make the blowhole the final destination of the coastal walk! To see the blowhole at its best make sure you go on a southerly swell as the entrance to the cave faces towards the south.
Saddleback Mountain Lookouts
The three lookouts at the summit of Saddleback Mountain offer breathtaking views of the local area in every direction. There is car access all the way to the top and the lookouts are only a short walk from the carpark. The north lookout offers views over Kiama and Jamberoo all the way to Wollongong, with the south lookout looking over Gerringong and along the southern coastline. The western lookout looks back at the escarpment and Noorinan Mountain, for adventurous walkers Hoddles Track will take you to the summit of Noorinan Mountain which offers even more spectacular views to the east and south.
Just a 25 minute drive away from the Lodge is the beautiful Minnamurra Rainforest. With lots of easily accessible boardwalks through the temperate rainforest it would be a shame not to visit. See if you can spot some of the local wildlife including king parrots, wallabies and if you are lucky, the lyrebird.
It’s no secret you came to Gerringong for the beach, so why not take it to the next level! There are many local businesses offering safe and fun surfing lessons for children and adults. Come and learn how to carve up the waves whilst also exercising your body.
Drawing Room Rocks Walk
Tress Adventure Nowra
Illawarra Fly Treetop Walk
Jamberoo Action Park
Bushbank Mill Walk
Kiama Leisure Centre
Mount Pleasant Lookout