SMALL GROUP KIAMA SOUTH COAST DAY TOUR WITH LUNCH & SUNSET

A day trip from Sydney crafted by nature lovers and photographers

$237 inc gst per person

MAXIMUM 8 PEOPLE

RELAXING LONG STOPS

SUNSET PHOTOGRAPHY SESSION

LUNCH INCLUDED

LIMOUSINE COMFORT

ARMCHAIR STYLE SEATING

UNIQUE ITINERARY

CREATED BY PHOTOGRAPHERS

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PICTURE ME SYDNEY TRIP ADVISTOR 5 STAR RATING

This tour was amazing, the tour guide was an excellent host. We were out for 11 hours, never a dull moment, he showed us the sights all down south, we stopped at the Kiama blowhole and there he gave us free time for an hour whilst he cooked a typical Ozzie bbq.

So good. I would highly recommend this company, we actually did the Blue Mountains tour with Picture Me Sydney too. Equally as good, really enjoyed the day.

It’s a MUST when visiting Sydney Australia. The tour and tour guides are brilliant.

Tony & Pat - ENGLAND

Kiama South Coast small group day tour highlights

Picture Me is a premium day trip specialist that offers a full day tour that immerses you in the mix of coastline, dairy countryside, remote secluded beaches and bush trails of the South Coast and Kiama. Kiama is considered one of the top 20 places to visit in NSW and with our day trip from Sydney you will experience a mix of national parks, beaches, amazing lookouts and expansive coastal views. For anyone looking for things to do in Sydney this is considered to be a truly ‘Aussie day out’ and a great way to experience our culture and way of life. A South Coast day trip to Kiama is one of the best choices for any traveller to make and one of the best road trips to do in a day, less than 100 minutes south of Sydney.

There is no other day tour available that gives you a mix of panoramic coastal views, green hinterland, lush rainforest, Aboriginal engravings or pristine secluded beaches.

Whale migration season is May – November where they may be spotted from selected lookouts. Dolphin pods, stingrays, kookaburras and cockatoos can sometimes be spotted during our walks and at Bundeena Beach

Our Kiama South Coast day tour itinerary

Sit back, relax and enjoy a full day tour in executive style luxury with long stops at a gentle pace. This day trip from Sydney is great for families, couples or seniors.

What makes our Kiama South Coast Day Tour unique?

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The only Sydney tour with a unique blend of lush rainforests, pristine secluded beaches & incredible panoramic views.

An immersive 11 hour A full eleven hour day trip from Sydney that showcases the Australian coastline, countryside, farmlands and indigenous history.

Day Tour that includes the Sea Cliff Bridge Standwell Park

See the famous Seacliff Bridge, the award winning Grand Pacific Drive & Kiama Blowhole

One of the best sightseeing tours in Australia with breathtaking lookouts that are also ideal whale watching vantage points.

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Secluded beach walk around sunset to discover Aboriginal engravings

You get to learn about Australia’s heritage as well as get a few tips about taking amazing sunset photography.

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Laid back, plenty of time to relax and no tourist trap destinations.

No theme parks, rides, gift shops or other tourist trap locations.

Our Kiama South Coast day trip inclusions

Most day tours are designed to visit lots of locations and you will generally feel rushed with lots of time wasted in your day getting in and out of locations or not enough time to really soak in the destination. As you can see from our itinerary, a Picture Me day tour we let you take your time at each location, relax and breath in the fresh sea air as we explore some of the best coastline in Australia.

 

We don’t pack your itinerary with the typical tourist traps like animal parks, theme rides or shop filled locations. We focus on helping you explore the best places to visit in Australia at some of the most beautiful sightseeing locations with amazing views. Our unique tours have been carefully crafted by Sydney locals who are photographers & love to embrace the Australian culture and way of life.

  • Avoid Sydney’s peak hour traffic.
 
  • Lengthy stops so you don’t feel rushed.
 
  • Small group maximum of 8 people with a Sydney local & professional photographer.
 
  • 3 x amazing lookouts that are close to the vehicle.
 
  • A scenic drive deep into the rainforest of the Royal National Park.
 
  • An immersive casual walk to a secluded beach location at Bundeena. 
 
  • A delicious Australian groumet BBQ lunch freshly prepared by the ocean.
 
  • Bottled water and snacks.
 
  • Entry to The Royal National Park.
 
  • Air-conditioned, executive style, luxury transport.
 
  • Local Australian guide with photography experience.
 
  • Two central Sydney pickup and drop off locations.
 
  • Gourmet BBQ lunch (Vegan/Vegetarian options available)
 
  • Photography advice.

What to bring on your tour

  • Good walking shoes.
 
  • Warmer jacket (gloves and hat for colder months)
 
  • Small backpack or carry bag

Tour exclusions

  • Tea, coffee or alcoholic drinks (available for purchase locally) 

Minimum age

  • 15 years of age and accompanied by a paying adult
 
  • Children younger than 15 can be accommodated on a Private Tour only

Pick up and drop off locations

The Rocks
The Clocktower
corner of Harrington and Argyle Street
The Rocks – 25 minutes before departure

Central Station
Rydges Sydney Central 28 Albion Street
Surry Hills  – 5 minutes before departure

Tour days and timing

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Saturdays. Private Tours are organised for your chosen days.

April – September
8:00 am – 7:00 pm

October – March
10:00 am – 9:00 pm

Temperatures

Spring
the three transition months
September, October and November
22/15 C or 73/59 F

Summer
the three hottest months
December, January and February
27/18 C or 82/64 F

Autumn
the transition months
March, April and May
20/15 C or 68/59 F

Winter
the three coldest months
June, July and August
17/9 C or 62/48 F

Kiama South Coast tour dates and bookings

Frequently asked questions about our day tour to Kiama & the South Coast

Is breakfast, lunch or dinner included on the Picture Me Kiama South Coast Day tour?

For this tour we provide a gourmet style BBQ lunch with bottled water and snacks provided during the day. Jamberoo and Kiama have some incredible local bakeries, cafes and gourmet food speciality shops that sell a range of local and international treats.

 

Is the Grand Pacific Drive similar to the Great Ocean Road?

The Great Ocean Road stretches from Torquay to Port Campbell in Victoria and is about 2 hours away from Melbourne. So if you are visiting Sydney and only have limited time then you may not be able to get to Melbourne and have enough time to visit the Great Ocean Road.

 

The Grand Pacific Drive is very similar to the Great Ocean Road and it starts in the Royal National Park, less than an hour south of Sydney’s CBD and is a 140 kilometre scenic coastal drive that takes you rainforests, over the iconic Sea Cliff Bridge and through the coastal cities and townships like Wollongong, Shellharbour and Kiama.

 

You get to experience the Australian way of life without needing to venture too far away from the heart of Sydney

 

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What is the Royal National Park?

The Royal National Park is one of the largest in Sydney sitting on the eastern coastline of Australia characterised by its mis of coastal cliffs, secluded beaches and eucalyptus-rich bushland. Trails crisscross the park and give travellers a mix of rain forest lookouts and waterfalls with the park is inhabited by kookaburras, lyre birds and echidnas & other Australian wildlife.

 

How long does it take to get to Kiama?

It takes about 1 ½ to 2 hours to get to Kiama from the heart of Sydney although we break up this leg by stopping at the scenic Sublime Point Lookout and Minnamura cliffs. Both have incredible views looking down the South Coast.

What is the Kiama Blowhole?

In geology, a blowhole (or marine geyser) is formed as sea caves grow landwards and upwards into vertical shafts and expose themselves towards the surface. Depending on the tides & swells, this can result in hydraulic compression of sea water that is released through a port from the top of the blowhole and water blows out the top creating a spectacular scene.

 

There is a blowhole in the town of Kiama, New South Wales, Australia and the name ‘Kiama’ has long been translated as “where the sea makes a noise”. It is one of the town’s major tourist attractions and depending on conditions it can spray 50 litres of water up to 25 metres in the air which will sometimes drench bystanders.

 

How can you get to Kiama or other parts of the South Coast from Sydney?

If you don’t take a day tour your other options for exploring the South Coast include hiring a car for the day which may cost between AUD$60 and $150. Alternatively you could get public transport with a train from Central Station to Kiama taking just over 2 hours travel time and costing up to AUD$40.

 

The difference between these other choices and day tour is either the stress involved with driving on unfamiliar roads, the limited ability to see multiple places via the train and of course not knowing some of the hidden gems that our local guides go to.

What things can you see on the South Coast on the way to Kiama?

The South Coast has an abundance of things to experience which makes it one of the best day trips from Sydney for any visitor. The towns dotted along the coastline have a beachside charm that is very Australian with some of the highlights including the;

  • Royal National Park
  • Kiama Blowhole
  • Symbio Wildlife Park
  • Grand Pacific Drive featuring the Sea Cliff Bridge
  • Local, popular beaches
  • Nan Tien Temple in Wollongong

 

 

Will we get to see or touch Kangaroos or Koalas?

Our tour does not include a visit to an animal park like Symbio Wildlife Park or Mogo Zoo that is on the South Coast but we do venture into the Royal National Park where there is an abundance of wildlife that can be seen in their natural habitat.

Do we go to Mogo Zoo or Symbio Wildlife Park?

Symbio Wildlife Park is about 45 kilometres south of Sydney. The nearest train station is Helensburgh and you will need an Uber or taxi from the station. With so much already packed into our Kiama Coast tour itinerary we don’t include this as a stop but we are able to accommodate it on one of our private tours.

 

Mogo Zoo is nearly 4 hours one way when driving by car so it becomes difficult to fit this location into a tour and have enough time to enjoy the zoo plus other locations on the South Coast of NSW. We’d suggest organising one of our Private Day Tours to visit this leading tourist destination on the South Coast.

Does the Picture Me Kiama South Coast Day Tour visit Berry?

Mogo Zoo is nearly 2 hours one way when driving by car so, similar to Mogo Zoo it becomes difficult to fit this location into a tour. We do love Berry for its quaint country town feel and eclectic mix of food and shopping, so we’d suggest organising one of our Private Day Tours to visit this other leading tourist destination on the South Coast.

Does this day tour visit the Original Gold Rush Colony or Jamberoo Action Park?

Picture Me Tours are focussed on immersing you in the natural wonders of that Sydney and its surrounding region has to offer. Therefore we have crafted our tours to specifically avoid the typical tourist crowds & tourist trap destinations so that you have more time experiencing Australia like a local.

 

We know from our own local experience that people who live in Sydney typically don’t visit these locations very often so we spend our time exploring parts of the South Coast that will be more memorable for your trip & help you create some amazing photographs to take home of the ‘real’ Australia.

Does the Picture Me Kiama South Coast Day Tour suit seniors?

This day tour from Sydney is perfect for seniors with our luxury seating and casual pace.

What happens if there is bad weather on the day of our booking?

The weather adds texture to our day and can change quickly. We respect your time and desire to attend but also want to ensure that our outdoor experience is safe, comfortable and enjoyable. If the weather or environment precludes an enjoyable day, we will contact you as soon as practical. Picture Me Sydney cannot be held liable for any third party costs incurred by you if our experience is cancelled.  Attendees will be offered an alternate date. If a date is not suitable we will offer a full refund.

What do I need to bring along?

Good walking shoes, hat and sunscreen for any tour or class. We also recommend you bring a pen, fully charged camera battery and a clean memory card.

Can I bring luggage along on a day tour?

Due to the small size of our touring vehicles, we do not have space to store luggage on board. We recommend that our guests travel with a light small day pack, as it will rest on your lap throughout the duration of the tour. Luggage can be stored at your hotel or Smart Carte Storage is located near our Central or Clocktower pickup – contact them (02) 9247 1709 about storage options prior to tour.

 

What is actually included in each tour or course?

 

We detail what is or is not included upon booking. Please read our communications or contact us for more detail.

Can I bring my child or an extra person?

We do not accept children younger than 15 and all under 18 attending must be in the company of a paying parent or guardian. We cannot allow anyone to bring additional persons without paying for that person. It is essential that we are aware of all guests attending. 

All traveling persons must have a separate seat allocated for their use. 

Carrying an infant on one’s lap or having them occupy space in the aisle is not permitted. If there are no seats available for any undisclosed party to occupy, the entire traveling party may be denied the opportunity to travel and will forfeit their fares. We allow children under 15 on a private booking only.

What are the health and fitness levels required?

Our tours and classes will require a reasonable amount of walking. This will often include stairs, uneven surfaces or bush terrain. It is not suitable for people with back or joint problems, pregnant women or children. We detail the amount of walking and fitness level in each of our experiences. Please contact us to discuss further.

Is parking and transport easy to access?

We have chosen convenient locations with a ready made backdrop for you to take photos. Parking is not included but numerous car parking stations are available nearby. We have two different meet points so please check your booking for details.

 

What if I am running late?

We have a packed program so please be prompt and ready at the agreed time and meet point.  We appreciate some unforeseen circumstances may occur so please contact us via phone and we will do our best to accommodate you. We reserve the right to refuse entry to any person who causes unnecessary departure delays. Please also read our Cancellation Policy.

What if I get sick or an injury stops me attending?

We understand some guests may become ill before their tour but we are not in a position to absorb loss of revenue when guests are unable to join our tours or classes at short notice.

We strongly recommend all guests to take out travel insurance to help cover costs associated with situations such as this. Where required, we are happy to provide a letter for your insurer, to assist you in making a claim.

 

What are the food selections?

Tours that include a meal will have vegan, vegetarian and gluten free options. Guests MUST advise us three days prior to the tour day.

What are the cancellation policies for a booking?

You can reschedule your attendance with not less than three days’ notice to another date, subject to availability without penalty. If you reschedule with less than three days’ notice and choose an alternate available date, a rebooking fee of $50 applies. There are no refunds available if you cancel a booking with less than 72 hours notice. Please email us with your original booking and preferred new date. We will send a confirmation of that request within 24 hours.

 

Picture Me Sydney reserves the right to reschedule or cancel an event due to weather or other circumstance. A full refund is available if alternate dates are not suitable. Picture Me Sydney limits its group size and commits itself to resources and personnel in advance. Those who do not attend are not eligible for any refund and are liable for the full cost for attendance at that event.

Can I arrange hotel pick up and drop off?

This is included in any private tour booking. It may be available by special request for all other bookings. Sydney is a busy and congested city so we will limit this availability. Please enquire with us before making a booking as additional fees will apply.

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