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Published May 2nd 2016
A photographer's heaven in Bombo
In the southern part of NSW, five minutes north of Kiama is a place called Bombo. This area has, since the highway's connections to Sydney have improved, become a beach resort haven and local tourism hotspot. The five minute drive up North off the highway takes you to a secluded wonder of Kiama that is Kiama Beach, Bombo Headland & Quarry. Just simply take the exit onto Panama Street which will lead you under an old railway bridge then follow the road and you have reached your destination.
At Kiama beach it feels as if you have it all to yourself. On this stretch of sand, known for being a popular surf spot amongst Kiama's locals, you also have an amazing view of Kiama's lighthouse and harbour. The beach is also dog friendly just remember to keep an eye out and don't leave any of their 'leavings' behind.
Just a fifteen minute walk from the beach you will find Bombo headland & a piece of Kiama's local history. In the late 1800's and early 1900's this spot was a large blue metal quarry and what has been left over makes you now feel as though you're walking on the moon. The unusual basalt walls and columns that you can see in the photos below have become a photography hotspot that is drawing not only local photographers but on an international level. This place really makes you feel small and in awe of its beauty as how the water crashes into the shore.
If you're looking to get into photography or just looking to explore a little more of southern NSW give Bombo Quarry and beach a wonder. And for some great tips on shooting this location, check out here on 'It's Worth A Shot' on Bombo Quarry.