7 days in Kiama, Jervis Bay and Shoalhaven & Wollongong Itinerary

7 days in Kiama, Jervis Bay and Shoalhaven & Wollongong Itinerary

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Kiama
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Jervis Bay
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Wollongong
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Kiama

The name Kiama comes from the Aboriginal word Kiaram-a, which allegedly means 'where the sea makes a noise'.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): head outdoors with Bombo Headland, then stop by Starfish Education Centre, then explore the striking landscape at Kiama Blowhole, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. On the 19th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Culburra Beach Sunrise Walk, hunt for treasures at Nowra Fresh Fish & Meat Market, and then take in the awesome beauty at Drawing Room Rocks.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Kiama road trip planning app.

Sydney to Kiama is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Sydney in November, Kiama is a bit cooler at night with lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Jervis Bay.

Things to do in Kiama

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Shopping

Side Trips

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Jervis Bay

A trip to Jervis Bay will take you to the southern coast of New South Wales, known for allegedly boasting some of the whitest sands in the world.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): glide peacefully along the water with Jervis Bay Wild Cruises, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Hyams Beach, and then trek along White Sands Walk.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Jervis Bay vacation tool.

Traveling by car from Kiama to Jervis Bay takes 1.5 hours. In November, daytime highs in Jervis Bay are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel to Wollongong.

Things to do in Jervis Bay

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Trails

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Wollongong

Wollongong, informally referred to as "The Gong", is a seaside city located in the Illawarra region of New South Wales, Australia. Change things up with these side-trips from Wollongong: Katoomba (Eagle Hawk Lookout, Canyoning & Rappelling Tours, &more) and Leura Cascades (in Leura). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Nan Tien Temple, take a memorable tour with Skydive Sydney-Wollongong, and take in nature's colorful creations at Wollongong Botanic Garden.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Wollongong trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Jervis Bay to Wollongong takes 2 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Wollongong

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips