Kiama Blowhole


Discover the power and beauty of the world-famous Kiama Blowhole, a sea-cliff cavern that spouts seawater skywards. This spectacular natural attraction on the NSW South Coast is floodlit at night for an amazing experience. A short drive south is the splendid Little Blowhole, which shoots lofty sprays.

  • Kiama Blowhole, South Coast
  • Kiama Blowhole, South Coast

Spectacular Kiama Blowhole

An awesome natural spectacle, the Kiama Blowhole on the beautiful NSW South Coast is one of the largest blowholes in the world. A sea-cliff cavern spouts seawater 20 metres or more into the air. Next to the 1887 Kiama Lighthouse, the tremendous display is fuelled by southeast ocean swells.

The area is floodlit until 1am, offering an amazing night-time attraction. You’ll be amazed too with the marvellous ocean views from Blow Hole Point, a popular spot for picnics under the towering Norfolk pines, and for whale watching. The point is a stop on the exhilarating Kiama Coast Walk.

Kiama Blowhole, South Coast

For the fascinating history of the Kiama region, the Pilot’s Cottage Museum is on the headland near the blowhole. If the water spout is placid, drive ten minutes’ south to the Little Blowhole, which relies on the prevailing northeast seas. Enjoy lofty spray bursts from a natural rocky cove.

You’ll find many more wonderful things to do and see in Kiama, a charming seaside town on the Grand Pacific Drive. A scenic train trip from Sydney is 2h 15min. Relax on gorgeous beaches and check out the delightful events calendar - the Kiama Jazz and Blues Festival is held in March.


Kiama lighthouse and blowhole

One of the highlights of a visit to Kiama is the famous Kiama Blowhole, a natural rock formation where water spouts 20 metres or more into the air. Located next to Kiama Lighthouse at Blowhole Point, this 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. If there's not much action at this blowhole, check out the nearby 'Little' Blowhole.

Kiama's Little Blowhole is situated just off Tingira Crescent, three kilometres south of Kiama township and just a 10-minute drive away from the Kiama Blowhole. Here you can also see vigorous sprays of water bursting from a natural rocky cove, particularly when the north easterly winds are blowing.

Blowhole Point is a popular stop on the Kiama Coast Walk. Spend some time picnicking in the shade of the Norfolk pines, or wander through the Pilots Cottage Museum next to the visitor information centre. Learn about Kiama's colourful past, from the time when cedar cutting, basalt quarries and dairy farming were the town's mainstays. The museum is open from Friday to Monday from 11am - 3pm.

  • Kiama Coast Walk

    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.

  • Whale watching from a boat on the South Coast

    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.

  • Folk By The Sea Kiama

    Kiama Events

    The Folk by the Sea festival is a September event which features a wide range of music across two and a half days including folk, world, and blues as well as poetry, spoken word and dance. Kiama's Regional Wine Show attracts wine aficionados from across NSW to celebrate the region's award winning winemakers.