Kiama

Highlights

From the famous Kiama Blowhole and gorgeous beaches to exhilarating walks, excellent fishing, and a beachside farmers market, Kiama is a wonderful seaside escape. The enchanting town is on the spectacular Grand Pacific Drive touring route or travel by train along the beautiful NSW South Coast.

  • Kiama Coast Walk
  • Kiama coastline

About Kiama

A beautiful seaside destination, Kiama is famous for its blowhole - a natural rock formation that spouts seawater 20 metres or more into the air. There are many more intriguing and spectacular things to do and see in Kiama, from the gorgeous beaches to the exhilarating Kiama Coast Walk.

On the NSW South Coast, getting to Kiama is easy. The drive from Sydney is about 90 minutes. Or take the marvellous Grand Pacific Drive touring route through the Royal National Park and over the Sea Cliff Bridge and past Wollongong. A scenic train trip is another enjoyable way to travel to Kiama.

Kiama Blowhole, South Coast

Places to stay suit various budgets and the exciting events calendar of festivals, markets and shows includes the Kiama Jazz and Blues Festivals. The food and wine experiences are delicious too, with the Kiama region growing bountiful produce available at the Kiama Farmers Market on Wednesdays.

Browse the Historic Terrace Houses for gifts. These National Trust-classified houses were built in 1886. There are more delightful shopping opportunities in Kiama, from galleries to emporiums, and discover Kiama’s history at the Pilot’s Cottage Museum, in a lovingly restored home built in 1881.

Town centre, Kiama

The beaches in Kiama are a major attraction. Surf Beach is the main beach with a park and children’s playground. For adventurers, there are a number of tours for kayaking and fishing. The estuary of the Minnamurra River is great for kayaking. Join South Coast Safaris for a guided kayaking adventure.

  • 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.

  • Kiama Events

    The Folk by the Sea festival returns to Kiama in 2014 and 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. 

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