Kiama Area

Discover the beautiful Kiama region and its famous blowhole, magnificent coastal walks, enchanting rainforest trails and pristine beaches. Other wonderful attractions include great surf breaks, giant slides in a water theme park, Australia’s highest zip-line and golf courses in breathtaking locations.

The powerful Kiama Blowhole is one of the world’s largest natural water spouts. Nearby is the Pilot’s Cottage Museum, which tells Kiama’s intriguing maritime story. And the charming cafe culture and other delicious food and wine experiences, from wine tasting to beachside markets, are enticing too.

The Blowhole and lighthouse in Kiama, on the beautiful NSW South Coast

For stunning views, enjoy the Kiama Coast Walk. This spectacular 22km trail is broken into three sections and weaves past headlands, rivers and beaches to Blow Hole Point, before passing beautiful bays and beaches around Little Blowhole and then on to Gerringong, a quintessential seaside town.

Enjoy whale watching between May and November. You can spot humpback and other majestic whales from vantage points along the coastline. Ideal locations to spot whales are Minnamurra, Bombo and Marsden headlands, as well as Blow Hole Point and the Black Head Reserve in Gerroa.

Woman enjoying surf with Australian Surf Tours in Kiama

A delightful seaside escape, Gerroa is at the northern end of spectacular Seven Mile Beach. The beach is a famous chapter in world aviation history. Aviator Charles Kingsford Smith made the first commercial flight from Australia to New Zealand in January 1933, using the beach as a runway.

Surfing, bodyboarding, kayaking and fishing are popular. A range of tours is available, including surf lessons with Surf Camp Australia and Land’s Edge, stand-up paddleboarding with SUP DownUnder and kayaking with South Coast Safaris. You can go deep-sea fishing with Kiama Charter Service.

Couple enjoying the views from up high at Illawarra Fly Treetop Walk, Knights Hill.

Golfers will be pleased with the excellent golf courses and impressive views from Kiama Golf Club, Gerringong Golf Club and Jamberoo Golf Club in Jamberoo, a charming village just west of Kiama. Nearby are the Minnamurra Rainforest, Jamberoo Action Park and Illawarra Fly Treetop Adventures.

It's easy to experience Kiama like a local. Places to stay suit various budgets, from camping and caravanning to B&Bs, hotels and luxury resorts. Kiama is on the Grand Pacific Drive touring route. A scenic train trip from Sydney to Kiama is only 2h 15min. Check out the vibrant events calendar for festivals, markets and sports, including:

Things to do and Places to stay

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  1. Kiama Makers and Growers Market

    Saturday 26 May 2018 to Saturday 23 February 2019 , Kiama

    Established in 2003, the Kiama Makers and Growers Market is a make it, bake it, sew it, grow it market. It is held on the fourth Saturday of the month at Black Beach in beautiful Kiama, featuring delectable gourmet food, produce and handmad…

    26 May - 23 Feb
  2. Kiama Farmers Market

    Wednesday 30 May 2018 to Wednesday 17 April 2019 , Kiama

    The Kiama Farmers’ Market is held every Wednesday at Surf Beach, located on Manning Street. You couldn’t wish for a more picturesque backdrop for your weekly shopping expedition! The market is started each week by the “ringing” of the b…

    30 May - 17 Apr
  3. High Tea at Bella Char Restaurant

    Saturday 02 June 2018 to Saturday 07 July 2018 , Gerringong

    Come along and enjoy High Tea at Bella Char Restaurant - Mercure Resort Gerringong. It is held on the first and third Saturday of every month, from 12noon until 3pm. The price includes a scrumptious selection of Chef's sweet and savou…

    02 Jun - 07 Jul
  4. Kiama Arts Trail

    Saturday 02 June 2018 to Sunday 03 March 2019 , Kiama

    Visit artists at work and take a peek into their studios, see demonstrations and enjoy galleries. The Kiama Arts Trail is open the first full weekend of each month: 10am - 4pm, and other times by appointment. The Kiama Arts Trail takes y…

    02 Jun - 03 Mar
  5. Winter Wine Festival

    Saturday 09 June 2018 to Monday 11 June 2018 , Gerringong

    Come and enjoy the Winter Wine Festival at Crooked River Wines. They've got amazing entertainment lined up over the weekend. Their amazing range of wines will be available to taste and enjoy through each day, along with their specialty cr…

    09 Jun - 11 Jun