Bombo, New South Wales
New South Wales
Panorama of Bombo, on the shorefront of Bombo Beach
|Population||112 (2016 census)|
|Location||119 km (74 mi) from Sydney|
|LGA(s)||Municipality of Kiama|
Bombo is derived from "Thumbon", the name of a renowned headman and warrior born in this district.
Bombo is the gateway between Kiama and its northern suburbs, Kiama Downs and Minnamurra. The Princes Highway runs through Bombo. In November 2005 a new six lane road opened replacing the original two lane road.
Bombo's main waterway is Spring Creek.
Boneyard Falls, an oceanic wave action waterfall, are located on the Bombo Headland.
Bombo has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:
- Illawarra railway: Bombo railway station
- Princes Highway: Bombo Headland Quarry Geological Site
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Bombo". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 12 July 2017.
- "Bombo Postcode, NSW". Retrieved 5 December 2016.
- "Bombo". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 20 June 2009.
- Premier opens North Kiama bypass ABC News 28 November 2005
- 30-year life extension Freight Rail & Countrylink Xpress issue 3 March 1990 page 4
- Boral Bombo Quarry Boral
- "Bombo Railway Station group". New South Wales State Heritage Register. Office of Environment and Heritage. H01092. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
- "Bombo Headland Quarry Geological Site". New South Wales State Heritage Register. Office of Environment and Heritage. H00177. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
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