Kiama Area

Discover the beautiful Kiama area and its famous blowhole, magnificent coastal walks, scenic rainforest trails and pristine beaches. Other wonderful attractions include great surf breaks, farmers markets, 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 vibrant cafe culture and other delicious food and wine experiences, from wine tasting to beachside markets, are enticing too.

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

Surfing, bodyboarding, kayaking and fishing are popular. A range of tours are available, including surf lessons with Surf Camp Australia, Land’s Edge and Gerringong Surf School, stand-up paddle boarding, and kayaking. You can also go deep-sea fishing with Kiama Charter Service and Kiama Harbour Game Fishing & Reef Charters.

 

Surfer catching a wave at Werri Beach in Gerringong.

A beautiful seaside escape, Gerroa is at the northern end of spectacular Seven Mile Beach. The beach is part of 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.

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 Blowhole Point and the Black Head Reserve in Gerroa.

Couple on the Kiama Coastal Track in Kiama.

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 and a scenic train trip from Sydney to Kiama takes only 2h 15min. Check out the vibrant events calendar for festivals, markets and sports.

Couple enjoying a Hyams Beach Hamper on Blenheim Beach, South Coast NSW