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.
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.
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.