What you need to know about Bombo Quarry, New South Wales
On our long weekend trip to Kiama on the South Coast of New South Wales, we made sure we stopped in to Bombo Quarry.
This would probably be one of my favourite stops on our trip to Kiama. Bombo Quarry is located a little south of Cathedral Rocks. Going back around 70 years, Bombo Quarry was once an active quarry but today is one of Australia’s most famous seascape locations.
Getting to Bombo Quarry: Getting right in the centre of the quarry is easier than you might think. We parked in Darien Avenue, just off Riverside Drive. At the end of Darien Avenue, you will pass through the gate and follow the path down toward the bottom of the hill, you see a very small (and unobvious) path to your right.
Once you’re at the bottom of the rocky/bushy path you will reach a staircase, at the bottom turn left and after a short stroll, you will be in the middle of the quarry!
Best time to photograph Bombo Quarry: Unlike Cathedral Rocks, it doesn’t really matter about the tide when visiting Bombo Quarry – it is easily accessible regardless of the tidal conditions. We visited Bombo Quarry at sunset as we read it can be photographed at either sunrise or sunset. We were virtually the only people there – it was fantastic!
I would recommend visiting when there is a large swell, it makes for a much more dramatic and enjoyable experience – but just be careful as it can get a little dangerous depending on where you’re standing.
Take a look at our short video on our trip to Bombo Quarry.
Here are a few more snaps from our time at Bombo Quarry.
“A ship in harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for.” – John A. Shedd