Kiama

Wollongong

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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Grand Hotel Kiama
Grand Hotel Kiama
3 out of 5
49 Manning Street, Kiama, NSW
The price is $46 per night from Sep 26 to Sep 26
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 ...
2.4/5 (578 reviews)
Best value of travel accommodation
"Grand Hotel Kiama provides comfortable and best value accommodation and is moments on foot from Kiama station. The staff are very friendly and helpful. The restaurant was fantastic."

Reviewed on Jun 4, 2021

Grand Hotel Kiama
Nova Kiama
Nova Kiama
3.5 out of 5
31 Bong Bong St, Kiama, NSW
The price is $132 per night from Oct 6 to Oct 6
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 ...
4.3/5Excellent! (79 reviews)
Great location for Kiama getaway
"Stayed here for a long weekend - combining a weekend getaway with the coastal classic half-marathon. Great central location with plenty of underground parking space. Rooms clean, comfortable and stylish although not the biggest. Helpful and friendly check-in and coffee truck downstairs; the heated ..."

Reviewed on Jun 9, 2021

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The Sebel Harbourside Kiama
The Sebel Harbourside Kiama
3.5 out of 5
31 Shoalhaven Street, Kiama, NSW
The price is $129 per night from Oct 18 to Oct 18
Located in Kiama, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Kiama Seaside Markets, Kiama Leagues Club, and Bombo Beach. Pilots Cottage Museum and ...
4.4/5Excellent! (991 reviews)
"Perfect location."

Reviewed on Jun 20, 2021

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Kiama Shores
Kiama Shores
3.5 out of 5
45-51 Collins Street, Kiama, NSW
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The price is $128 per night from Oct 3 to Oct 3
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! (876 reviews)
Good value, enjoyable stay
"Really enjoyed our stay. Big room, comfortable bed, hot shower and friendly staff. Will stay again on my next visit to Kiama."

Reviewed on Jun 24, 2021

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BIG4 Easts Beach Holiday Park
BIG4 Easts Beach Holiday Park
4.5 out of 5
30 Ocean Street, Kiama, NSW
Offering direct access to the beach, this Kiama campground is within 3 mi (5 km) of Kiama Surf Beach and Kiama Blowhole. Crooked River Winery and Seven Mile ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (50 reviews)
Family Getaway Weekend !
"Clean great facilities ! Friendly team ! Great location !!"

Reviewed on May 5, 2021

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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 campground is within a 15-minute walk of Kendalls Beach, Kiama Surf Beach, and Little Blow Hole. Easts Beach and ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (158 reviews)
"Everything was excellent"

Reviewed on May 23, 2021

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Kendalls on the Beach Holiday Park
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