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.

Surfing at sunrise in Kiama on the NSW 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.

Family enjoying a walk around the harbour at Pheasant Point, 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.

THINGS TO DO AND PLACES TO STAY

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  1. Kiama Farmers Market

    Wednesday 23 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…

    23 May - 17 Apr
  2. 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
  3. 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