Historic Dry Stone Walls Kiama

Stone walls are evident throughout the Kiama area, many constructed more than a century ago as paddocks were cleared for cropping and stock agistment. Fine examples can be seen in the hills and dales west of Kiama township, with much of the work being attributed to Thomas Newing - a most prolific and skilled stone wall builder who worked in the area for over 60 years.

The building method developed by Newing uses the local volcanic stone, and consists of two wall faces leaning against each other capped by a continuous row of larger stones.

Nearly 400 stone walls have been listed as heritage items in the Kiama municipality. The walls that occur along the Saddleback Mountain Road have been repaired or reconstructed by volunteers using the traditional methods.

Nearby events

  1. Kiama Farmers Market

    Wednesday 20 February 2019 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…

    20 Feb - 17 Apr
  2. Kiama Sevens

    Saturday 23 February 2019 , Kiama

    The annual Kiama Sevens will once again be held on the last Saturday in February at the Kiama Showground. The Kiama Sevens is a seven-a-side knock out competition. There will be individual trophies for the players in the winning team…

    23 Feb