The first settlers called it Kiama for ‘the place where the sea makes a noise’ but today the noise comes not just from the famous Blowhole and its cousin The Little Blowhole, but from a picturesque café scene set amid historic buildings housing unique shops, the maritime atmosphere of our harbour and famous lighthouse and attractions such as the breathtaking coastal walking tracks around places like Bombo and Jamberoo Village with its awesome action park. Kiama is surrounded by coastal beauty in areas like Gerringong, Gerroa and the cool tranquillity of Minnamurra Rainforest and its roaring waterfalls and soothing streams. The rolling hills around Kiama offer picturesque drives along lanes lined by dry stone walls past classic dairies and farmhouses. Saddleback Mountain lookout allows you to get a bird’s eye view of the entire district and coastline.
Road Trip Essentials
Kiama Coast Walk
One of Australia’s most scenic coastlines is yours to explore. Ocean views, sea caves, rock pools and unspoilt beaches. The 20km walk can be broken into three sections, from Minnamurra to Blowhole Point (3 hours), Blowhole Point to Kiama Heights (90 minutes) and from there to Werri Beach (90 mins) with an additional stretch down to Gerringong, Gerroa and Seven Mile Beach (45 mins).
Kiama’s famous blowhole is the largest in the world! A viewing platform with disabled access gives good views of the natural attraction which can blow up to 25 metres.
Kiama’s glorious Saddleback Mountain is a photographers dream, with the elevated Saddleback Mountain Lookout. Enjoy breathtaking views from every direction.
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