View of rough waters along Kiama coastline by Alpesh Parshotam
Explore Blowhole Point
As well as featuring the famous Kiama Blowhole, Blowhole Point also offers spectacular views along the coast. It provides a great spot to view whales as they travel along the NSW coastline on their annual migration and is a popular stop on the Kiama Coast Walk. Spend some time picnicking here in the shade of the beautiful Norfolk pines.
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.
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.
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.
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.