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 Makers and Growers Market

    Saturday 22 December 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…

    22 Dec - 23 Feb
  2. Kiama Farmers Market

    Wednesday 26 December 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…

    26 Dec - 17 Apr
  3. New Years Eve Kiama Sky Show

    Monday 31 December 2018 , Kiama

    Celebrate the New Year at the 96.5 Wave FM Kiama Sky Show, proudly presented by Destination Kiama and Kiama Municipal Council. Bring a picnic blanket and the family for a truly spectacular event, with daylight entertainment kicking off…

    31 Dec