Kiama. part 2.

Budderoo National Park / Illawarra Fly Tree Top Walk

Hi There,

During our holiday to Kiama last January, we spent a day at the Illawarra Fly Tree Top Walk, where one can fly through the tall trees and walk amongst the tree tops of the Budderoo National Park.

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Hard to see in the above photo but the ground is on a slope of somewhere between 50-70% and the trees are quite tall.  Lower right in this photo, one can make out a zip line.  Quite a contraption that holds platforms to these trees.  Each year Engineers measure how deep the clamps are and adjust as necessary to keep the platforms where they are and to not strangle any tree as well.

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Here we are walking across a rope bridge.  The course was a collection of these bridges and three zip lines.

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And again

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To give you and idea of the steep terrain, check out the photo below!

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Notice those two trees seem to be quite close to one another.  Look where there bases are, nearly under each other.  Heres a nice long zip line!

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This one let you reach quite a speed which was exhilarating, if you’re not scared of heights!

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Soft landing!

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After the course is completed you are able to wander around the tree tops and enjoy the views and the flora of course!

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A mighty specimen holding its head high!  Intricate patterns of fern leaves from above, see below.

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The tree top walkway!

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Not for the faint hearted!

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At a mid-point there was a tower you could climb for some stunning views over the valley and to the sea!

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unfortunately it was a little cloudy but yet  this made it quite mystical.  Sea in the distant.

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Some magical rock formations which sort of just drop straight down.

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If you are ever near Kiama, give this a go.  It’s a lot of fun!  Until next time.

Cheers!

 

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Kiama

Hi There!

As its been a year, I thought I would look back to the start of last year where we went for a holiday to the seaside town of Kiama on the South Coast of New South Wales.  Quite a lovely spot with plenty to do and see.  Situated 120km south of Sydney this makes it an ideal spot for Sydneysiders to holiday here which we are not!  Most of the people we met were though.  It took us about 5 and a half hours to get there too.  The caravan park at Kiama East beach was really good with access directly onto the beach and plenty to do.

Beautiful clear water with nice waves, quite rough when the wind was up otherwise it was calm.

Sun has just set behind the hills to the rear of Kiama which lead to the escarpment up to the plains around Bowral and Moss Vale.  It’s quite a drop from Moss Vale through Knights Hill down to Kiama.  The Budderoo National Park is here to which is spectacular.  Here’s some nice rock pools at Kiama East Beach with the waves crashing in behind them!

A kid being buried alive on the beach.  Apparently he was rescued at a later date.

More kids contemplating the ocean.

Around Kiama there a couple of Blowholes.  A large one and a small one.  When we were there the small one was outpacing the large one by a country mile.  That’s a long way by the way!

Above we have some tourists waiting for the action and below we have the small blow-hole from a distance.

The coastline here is quite impressive and there’s a lovely walk along it in either direction from the caravan park.  Here a some photos of the sea crashing into the coastline.

There’s something therapeutic about watching the waves roll in If you are looking for a great summer holiday.  Kiama is the place to go!  Stay tuned for future posts from this part of the world.

Cheers!