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KiamaWollongong

Walk, cycle or drive along the scenic coastline of this Illawarra town to see a heritage lighthouse, a stunning rocky headland and the famous Kiama Blowhole.

Experience one of Illawarra region’s finest seaside gems in Kiama, a pretty beach town on New South Wales’ South Coast. This scenic township has a beautiful coastline and dramatic sea cliffs crowned by the Kiama Blowhole. Stroll along the foreshore to enjoy Kiama’s coastal views, check out pretty native gardens and see historic architecture in the town’s charming old quarter.

Kiama’s most famous attraction is Blowhole Point, near the Kiama Visitor’s Centre. With the right wind, swell and tide, the Kiama Blowhole puts on an exciting show as plumes of foamy seawater erupt from the rocky shoreline. While at Blowhole Point, visit the historic Kiama Lighthouse and the informative Pilot’s Cottage Museum. Hike along a scenic coastal walking track connecting Minnamurra to Easts Beach and find the lesser-known Little Blowhole. Take on the surfing breaks at nearby Kiama Downs and Surf Beach.

Stroll along Kiama Terrace in town to see heritage weatherboard houses dating back to Kiama’s pioneering past. Browse a strip of cafés, galleries, shops and a historic fire station in town.

Explore the harbour northwest of the Kiama Blowhole. Sit at the waterfront and spot pelicans visiting the port to meet local fishing boats. Peruse the daily catch at the harbour’s fresh market.

Enjoy the 6-kilometre (4-mile) section of the Kiama Coast Track connecting Loves Bay in the north to Werri Lagoon in the south. Check out magnificent natural formations at the Cathedral Rocks in nearby Bombo or climb the peak of Saddleback Mountain for sweeping views of the town and the breathtaking Illawarra Escarpment. See a collection of native species at the Bonaira Native Gardens, dedicated to the local Wodi Wodi Aboriginal people.

Kiama is less than 2 hours away from Sydney by car or a scenic 3-hour journey on the South Coast Railway Line. Visit Kiama in summer to enjoy the beautiful beaches or in spring for the annual Folk by the Sea Festival.


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Kiama Cove Boutique Motel
Kiama Cove Boutique Motel
3.5 out of 5
10 Bong Bong Street, Kiama, NSW
The price is £63 per night from 1 Nov to 2 Nov

Located in Kiama, this motel is within a 10-minute walk of Kiama Surf Beach and Kiama Leagues Club. Kiama Blowhole and Little Blow Hole are also within 2 mi ...

3.9/5Very Good! (952 reviews)

"Close to blowhole, walking tracks, shops and all facilities. Excellent location."…"

Reviewed on 16 Oct 2020

Kiama Cove Boutique Motel
The Sebel Harbourside Kiama
The Sebel Harbourside Kiama
3.5 out of 5
31 Shoalhaven Street, Kiama, NSW
The price is £107 per night from 23 Nov to 24 Nov

Located in Kiama, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Kiama Seaside Markets, Kiama Leagues Club and Bombo Beach. Pilots Cottage Museum and Church Point ...

4.4/5Excellent! (991 reviews)

"Location staff & amenities are just wonderful Just park the car and walk to all the great attractions"…"

Reviewed on 24 Oct 2020

The Sebel Harbourside Kiama
Kiama Shores
Kiama Shores
3.5 out of 5
45-51 Collins Street, Kiama, NSW
The price is £93 per night from 1 Nov to 2 Nov

Located in Kiama, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Kiama Leagues Club, Kiama Surf Beach and Kiama Blowhole. Little Blow Hole and Cathedral Rocks are ...

4.3/5Excellent! (837 reviews)

"Very central walking distance to everything easy stay."…"

Reviewed on 27 Sep 2020

Kiama Shores
Nova Kiama
Nova Kiama
3.5 out of 5
31 Bong Bong St, Kiama, NSW
The price is £114 per night from 2 Nov to 3 Nov

Located in Kiama, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Kiama Surf Beach and Kiama Blowhole. Cathedral Rocks and Gerroa Boat Fisherman's Golf Club are also ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (45 reviews)

"The location was perfect. friendly staff. love the coffee van"…"

Reviewed on 19 Oct 2020

Nova Kiama
Grand Hotel Kiama
Grand Hotel Kiama
3 out of 5
49 Manning Street, Kiama, NSW
The price is £44 per night from 29 Oct to 30 Oct

Located in Kiama, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Kiama Surf Beach, Church Point and Pilots Cottage Museum. Kiama Bowling & Recreation Club and Kiama ...

2.3/5 (492 reviews)

"Lovely staff great food room could do with a little make over"…"

Reviewed on 12 Jul 2020

Grand Hotel Kiama
Kendalls on the Beach Holiday Park
Kendalls on the Beach Holiday Park
2 out of 5
33a Bonaira Street, Kiama, NSW

With direct access to the beach, this Kiama campsite is within a 15-minute walk of Kendalls Beach, Kiama Surf Beach and Little Blow Hole. Easts Beach and Church ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (146 reviews)

"My wife and I stayed at Kendall’s on the beach for our 10th wedding anniversary , it was amazing the cabin we fabulous the weather was great the people . Everything was amazing. We’ll be back again and will definitely be bring our kids. We’ve already told our family to go down and stay at ..."…"

Reviewed on 11 Oct 2020

Kendalls on the Beach Holiday Park
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