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Mysterious /mɪˈstɪə.ri.əs/ (adjective): “exciting wonder, curiosity, or surprise while baffling efforts to comprehend or identify”

Come with us on this ‘surprising’ and ‘wonderous’ 4 day 3 night jaunt to the lovely seaside town of Kiama on the NSW south coast. Stay oceanside and enjoy gorgeous strolls around the coastline, the famous blowholes, Minnamurra Rainforest, Port Kembla Steelworks, the Royal National Park, Bundeena and many more ‘baffling’ experiences!

Read on, to get an idea of what’s in store….

 

Day 1 – Canberra to Kiama – L

aerial view of kiama headland with blowhole and lighthouse

Beautiful Kiama

After our morning pick-ups, we will head straight to Kiama with a coffee stop in Sutton Forest. We will have lunch in Kiama and then enjoy a couple of hours exploring the town and the blowholes before we check in at The Sebel Kiama. Dinner is in Kiama.

Stay at The Sebel Kiama, 2 Minnamurra St, (02) 4230 7500

 

Day 2 – Port Kembla and Jamberoo – B,L

people in PPE and hard hats on raised landing above molten steel inside factory

Port Kembla Steelworks

This morning we head to Port Kembla for our private, 3 hour guided tour of the steelworks. Now 3 hours does seem a very long time, but this includes arrival at the Inside Industry welcome centre, safety instruction, getting kitted up with our high vis and hard hats, and travel time on the bus between sites within the steelworks. There are also stairs involved in this tour, spread out over the 3 hours, and the Inside Industry staff assure us that they have had many seniors groups in the past that have thoroughly enjoyed the tour!*

 

people on small bridge in rainforest above boulders and stream

Lyrebird Loop Walk, Budderoo National Park

After lunch at the iconic and characterful Jamberoo Pub, we will walk it off with a short 1.6km around the picturesque Lyrebird Loop Walk within Minnamurra Rainforest in Budderoo National Park, just a few minutes from Jamberoo. It’s then off to Berry for a quick look at the shops and afternoon tea. Dinner is in Geroa on the way back to Kiama.

Stay at The Sebel Kiama, 2 Minnamurra St, (02) 4230 7500

 

Day 3 – Bundeena and Cronulla – B,L

small green yellow and white ferry boat on river

The Tom Thumb (can a ferry boat get any cuter?!)

This morning we take the spectacular drive north along the coast via the Sea Cliff Bridge to Stanwell Tops for a cuppa. We then head into Australia’s oldest national park – The Royal – and head to Bundeena to board the Tom Thumb and travel across Port Hacking to Sydney’s most southern seaside suburb of Cronulla. We will enjoy lunch at Cronulla RSL Club which has sweeping panoramic views north over Elouera, Wanda and Greenhills, with far Kurnell in the distance.

aerial view of walkway and buildings by the ocean

The view from the Cronulla Esplanade

After lunch we will enjoy a stroll south along the Cronulla Esplanade before heading back to the ferry wharf to board the Tom Thumb back to Bundeena. Dinner is in Kiama.

Stay at The Sebel Kiama, 2 Minnamurra St, (02) 4230 7500

 

Day 4 – Kiama to Canberra – B

two people on raised metal walkway above rainforest

Illawarra Fly Treetop Walk

This morning we say goodbye to Kiama and head up and over Macquarie Pass to the Illawarra Fly Treetop Walk – a 1.5km walk through beautiful warm temperate rainforest with 500 metres of steel walkway nestled in the treetop canopy some 20-30 metres above the ground. We will then visit Carrington Falls on the way to Robertson for lunch, before we continue south towards home.

 

Tour departs Canberra Sunday 3 November 2024 

Inclusions:
Pick up from your door in the Canberra region
All transport
All accommodation
All activities as above
Meals as indicated above
Two fabulous tour guides and lots of fun and laughs!

Not included:
3 dinners, 1 lunch
Coffee and/or cake at morning tea stops
Alcohol

Cost: 
$1895 per person double or twin share
Single supplement = $315

 

PLEASE NOTE:

This tour requires a minimum of 10 guests to run.

This tour involves walking (sometimes over uneven surfaces) and stairs at some locations.

THE PORT KEMBLA STEELWORKS TOUR:
*From the Inside Industry web site; “Please be aware the tour includes around 300-400 stairs and 2-2.5kms of walking.”
There is only one section where there are 4 or 5 flights of stairs together, but the pace is very slow with many pauses due to safety reasons, and there are always 3 points of contact at all times, and of course handrails everywhere.
Please remember that because we are Gang Gang Tours and are very flexible, you can opt out of this tour if you wish and enjoy the morning in Kiama. We can then pick you up on our way to lunch in Jamberoo. We do strongly suggest though, that you give it a go! Tamsin at Inside Industry said that their seniors groups usually come back from the tour energised and happy because it was so exciting!

All accommodation has level access and walk-in showers.

Booking with us is confirmation that you have read our Terms and Conditions HERE.

For a downloadable printable pdf version of the itinerary, please click HERE.

 

Thank you for your interest in our tour, and please do not hesitate in contacting us should you have any questions at all, including how to book your seat/s.

We look forward to having you on board soon!

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