Kiama Area

Highlights

Stunning coastal walks

The best way to experience the natural beauty around Kiama is on foot. Beginning at Minnamurra, this spectacular 22 km weaves past headlands, rivers and beaches to Blowhole Point, before pressing on towards the beautiful bays and beaches around Little Blowhole and the rolling escarpments of Gerringong.

  • Surfer, Kiama
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Kiama and surrounds

Set amongst green rolling hills and pristine beaches, the picturesque Kiama area is just a 90-minute drive south of Sydney.

Seaside Kiama is home to the world's largest blowhole, a natural spout of water that shoots up into the air with a whoosh, attracting large crowds when the wind, waves and tides are pumping. Next to the visitor centre at the blowhole, the Pilot's Cottage Museum tells the story of Kiama's maritime history.

One of the best ways to enjoy the area’s stunning views is to follow the 22km Kiama Coast Walk, which leads you from Minnamurra to Gerringong. Follow the walk at your own pace, taking time to soak up the ocean views, explore secluded beaches and bays.

The Kiama area is also blessed with three excellent golf courses, each set within spectacular scenery. Enjoy unrivalled views from the Kiama Golf Club, the Jamberoo Golf Club and the Gerringong Golf Club.

Jamberoo Golf Club, Kiama

Nearby Gerringong is the quintessential Australian beach town, situated on a headland that offers panoramic views of the ocean and Werri Beach. The next towns south is the small coastal town of Gerroa, known for its major natural attraction, Seven Mile Beach National Park, a sprawling expanse of virtually deserted coastline running all the way to Shoalhaven Heads.

Explore the area by following Saddleback Mountain Road from Kiama towards Jamberoo. As Saddleback Mountain rises from the coast to a magnificent lookout, enjoy panoramic views; on a clear day, as far as Cronulla in the north and Pigeon House Mountain on the South Coast. Hoddle's Trail is an enjoyable 60-minute walk along the escarpment from the lookout.

Jamberoo is another historic village located in a picture-perfect valley lined with winding country lanes and lush countryside. Enjoy lunch at the Jamberoo Pub, take a walk through the lovely Minnamurra Rainforest, visit the Illawarra Fly Treetop Walk or Jamberoo Action Park.

There are nine beautiful beaches to enjoy in the Kiama area, including Kendalls, Easts and Seven Mile beaches. Accomodation by the ocean front is also possible, putting the unspoilt coastline right at your front doorstep.

  • Kiama Coast Walk

    One of the best ways to experience the stunning natural beauty around Kiama is on foot. The spectacular 22 kilometre Kiama Coast Walk begins at Minnamurra and wanders past headlands, rivers, beaches, Kiama's town centre,  Blowhole Point and the Little Blowhole before arriving near Gerringong.

  • Kiama Blowhole

    The Kiama Blowhole is a natural rock formation where water spouts 20 metres or more into the air. Located next to Kiama Lighthouse at Blowhole Point, the spectacular display is most impressive when seas run from the southeast. The area is floodlit until 1am, making the blowhole a stunning night-time attraction too.

  • South Coast Whale Watching

    Head to the beautiful South Coast of NSW to see pods of whales travel along the coast during their annual migration between May and November. Join a whale-watching cruise to see these majestic creatures up close, or keep a lookout on the Kiama Coast Walk for the chance to spot them from land.

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  • Gerringong Gerringong is a seaside town ideal for water sport enthusiasts. Go surfing on Werri Beach and wind surfing on Seven Mile Beach.
  • Gerroa Gerroa is a small coastal town set on a headland overlooking the estuary of the Crooked River and close to pristine beaches.
  • Jamberoo A delightful little village full of history, Jamberoo is surrounded by emerald green pastures and set against the forested cliffs of the escarpment.
  • Kiama Kiama is a classic seaside town with great beaches and a sense of history. Take in stunning views along the Kiama Coast Walk.

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