Kiama is a beautiful seaside town on the NSW South Coast that is best known for its blowhole – a natural cavity in the fortress-like cliffs that blasts seawater 20 metres or more into the air. There are many more interesting things to do and see in Kiama, from the gorgeous beaches to the picturesque Kiama Coast Walk.
After visiting the blowhole, head to the National Trust-classified Historic Terrace Houses, built in 1886. There are many more delightful shopping opportunities in Kiama, from galleries to emporiums. You can also discover Kiama’s history at the Pilot’s Cottage Museum, in a lovingly restored home built in 1881.
The beaches in Kiama are stunning, especially when the sky shines a brilliant blue. 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. Join Escape Kayak Tours for a guided adventure along the serpentine estuary of the Minnamurra River.
The food and wine experiences in Kiama are built around both beach culture and the bountiful produce on show at the Kiama Farmers Market at Surf Beach on Wednesdays. Check out the exciting events calendar of festivals, markets and shows includes the Kiama Jazz and Blues Festival in March.
Getting to Kiama is easy. The drive from Sydney takes about 1hr 45min along the spectacular Grand Pacific Drive. You can also take a scenic train trip along the coast and the journey takes just over two hours. There are many places to stay, including hotels, apartments, houses and beachfront holiday parks.