Jervis Bay, Kiama, Shellharbour

Trip Start Oct 19, 2009
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Trip End May 01, 2010


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Sunday, February 7, 2010

The campsite at Shoalhaven was great - it had a big pool and games room and as the weather was improving we decided to stay for a few nights and make the most of it!

The weather still wasn't great the first morning - still a bit of drizzle - so we decided to go for a drive in the hills. We stopped in Berry, a really nice place full of quirky shops and cafes, and an old fashioned sweet shop where we spent a few dollars! We carried on up the winding roads to Kangaroo Valley, not as good as it sounds as all the kangaroos had long since migrated after people had settled there. Still, we carried on the the Fitzroy Falls, which were really impressive - 81m high and some good viewing platforms. The cloud level was really low which meant that the visibility of the valley below was pretty poor but it was good to be outdoors again after being stuck in the van for so long!

The sun put his hat on the next day and we knew what we were going to do! Lots of people had told us how nice Jervis Bay was so we headed south to see for ourselves. First stop was Huskinson which was a beautiful little bay, and then we carried on and had a wander down to Hyams Beach which apparently has the whitest sand in the world! It was pretty white and the waves were pretty good too so out came the bodyboard again and we settled on the beach for a few hours. It was a perfect location,as good as everyone had said and somewhere we could have spent quite a while. The day went really quickly and we drove back admiring the massive beachfront houses of Vincentia, and getting very jealous!

After 3 nights at Shoalhaven we decided to carry on heading north and stopped at Kiama where there was loads to see. There was another blowhole, and this one was working! It was really impressive and we made sure we got some photos! There were some huge waves that crashed in and the result was a massive soaking for us both! There was a pool cut into the rocks near the harbour so we decided to go for a swim to cool off - it was pretty cold but very refreshing! We had a wander around the old town of Kiama and found the fudge shop.

Further north we went on an excursion to see Cathedral Rock and the Bombo Headland, strange outcrops of rock left from the metal quarries. It looked like you'd imagine the surface of the moon to be. The rest of the afternoon was spent at Shellharbour on the beach, before heading to a campsite just south of Wollongong. 
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