Kiama

Kiama - Illawarra - New South Wales

Kiama, Illawarra NSW, New South Wales is legendary for its phenomenal Blowhole, launching water up to 60 metres into the air and just as well known for its sparkling beaches and lush farmland, creating a visually spectacular backdrop.

The name Kiama is from the aboriginal word Kiaram-a, to which some sources give the meaning "Where the sea makes a noise"- a reference to the famous Kiama Blowhole. Located 120 kilometres south of Sydney, Kiama seems miles away from the hustle and bustle of the city.

With close to 13,000 in population, Kiama still seems to maintain a quaint beachside village feel with rolling green hills that meet pristine sandy beaches. The township features several popular surfing beaches, historic buildings, holiday parks and numerous alfresco cafes and restaurants.

Kiama is a popular place for holiday makers with many of NSW's biggest attractions - The Kiama Blowhole, Jamberoo Action Park, The Illawarra Fly and the Minnamurra Rainforest. Seven kilometres southwest of the town is Saddleback Lookout providing views over the Illawarra Plains and escarpment and south to Nowra, Pigeon House Mountain and Coolangatta Mountain.

Accommodation choices are plentiful and varied in style.

Don't miss out on a relaxing stroll along the row of charming 19th Century terraces, where restaurants and an array of shops now reside.


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Towns surrounding Kiama


Berrima Illawarra
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Bowral Illawarra
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Gerringong Illawarra
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Gerroa Illawarra
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Jamberoo Illawarra
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Kangaroo Valley Illawarra
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Minnamurra Illawarra
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Mittagong Illawarra
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Moss Vale Illawarra
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Shellharbour Illawarra
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Southern Highlands Illawarra
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Wollongong Illawarra
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NSW Destinations



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