South Coast Hike

South Coast Hike

Recently we joined our friend Sam for a 6km hike along the beautiful south coast. The trail has a name, which I forget; but I can tell you it runs from Kiama Heights to Werri Beach (beside Gerringong) along some superb countryside. 6km might not sound like much – and indeed it usually isn’t – but try adding a 2 year old into the mix. Welcome to our hike.

The trail is visually one of the stunners. Rolling green hills on one side; rugged coastline and foamy white tidal spray on the other. It’s not difficult; though there are passages where you’ll find yourself on a bit of a steep climb. And if you’re lucky – like we were – you’ll catch a whale slapping the turquoise blue water on it’s trip along the same coastline.

Along the way are some nifty information blocks giving some history about the flora and fauna – or the area in general – and a few dykes where you can get up close and personal to study the formation a bit closer.

The final km is gorgeous as you descend towards Gerringong – one of those quaint towns nestled against the ocean beside the pretty Werri Beach.

One word of warning: If you go during the winter months the sun will set over the hills around 4pm and you’ll find the temperature dropping real fast.


Australian. Sport. Passionate Cricket Fan. Go Pro. Abseiling. Snorkeling. Travel. Golf R. SQL Server Developer. Three sons. One daughter. Last Trip: New York.

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