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 ¥6,670 per night from Jan 30 to Jan 31
Located in Kiama, this hotel is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from Kiama Surf Beach and 0.5 mi (0.8 km) from Kiama Blowhole. Church Point and Pilots Cottage Museum are also ...
2.4/5 (589 reviews)
"Very reasonable price for a pub stay for our small family."

Reviewed on Jul 19, 2021

Grand Hotel Kiama
Kiama Shores
Kiama Shores
3.5 out of 5
45-51 Collins Street, Kiama, NSW
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is ¥13,826 per night from Jan 31 to Feb 1
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 ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (881 reviews)
"Convenient"

Reviewed on Dec 22, 2021

Kiama Shores
Nova Kiama
Nova Kiama
3.5 out of 5
31 Bong Bong St, Kiama, NSW
The price is ¥16,823 per night from Feb 7 to Feb 8
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 ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (80 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

Nova Kiama
Kiama Motel 617
Kiama Motel 617
3 out of 5
132 Manning Street, Kiama, NSW
The price is ¥11,892 per night from Feb 13 to Feb 14
Located in Kiama, this motel is 0.3 mi (0.4 km) from Kiama Surf Beach and 1.1 mi (1.8 km) from Kiama Blowhole. Kendalls Beach and Kiama Bowling & Recreation ...
4/5 Very Good! (291 reviews)
"Nice clean Motel. A bit further out of town than we thought. We enjoyed our stay"

Reviewed on Dec 23, 2021

Kiama Motel 617
The Sebel Harbourside Kiama
The Sebel Harbourside Kiama
3.5 out of 5
31 Shoalhaven Street, Kiama, NSW
The price is ¥14,452 per night from Feb 16 to Feb 17
Located in Kiama, this eco-friendly hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Kiama Seaside Markets and 0.6 mi (0.9 km) from Kiama Blowhole. Kiama Leagues Club and Bombo ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (991 reviews)
"The only things of concern were the long black hair found on one pillow and the extractor fan in the bathroom that didn’t work."

Reviewed on Nov 14, 2021

The Sebel Harbourside Kiama
Kendalls on the Beach Holiday Park
Kendalls on the Beach Holiday Park
2 out of 5
33a Bonaira Street, Kiama, NSW
Offering direct access to the beach, this Kiama campground is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from Kendalls Beach and 1.5 mi (2.5 km) from Kiama Blowhole. Kiama Surf Beach and ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (160 reviews)
"Loved being at the beach. The park is very well appointed."

Reviewed on Dec 21, 2021

Kendalls on the Beach Holiday Park
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