• The name Kiama comes from the Aboriginal word Kiaram-a, which allegedly means 'where the sea makes a noise'. Indeed this colourful town is famous for its blowhole. On the cliffs at Blowhole Point, waves surging into an underground cavity are compressed and forced upwards, exploding high into the air and accompanied by a loud 'oomph'. The strength varies according to the wind, waves and tide but when it's pumping it always draws a crowd. Kiama Terrace - the row of weatherboard cottages along Collins Street - was constructed in 1886 to house quarry workers and their families. Discover the history

  • Surf Beach Kiama
    Surf Beach Kiama

    Surf Beach is Kiama's main surfing beach surrounded by parkland and central to Kiama's main

  • Scoops Ice Creamery Kiama
    Scoops Ice Creamery Kiama

    Come in for the delicious Norgen-Vaas ice cream and beautiful gelato. Scoops Ice Creamery also

  • Pilots Cottage Museum
    Pilots Cottage Museum

    Step into Kiama's past and discover the maritime and regional museum. Built in 1881, the

  • Kiama Lighthouse
    Kiama Lighthouse

    The Kiama Lighthouse was established in 1887, 10 years after the creation of the Robertson

  • Bombo Headland Kiama
    Bombo Headland Kiama

    Take a walk through Bombo Headland, among the unusual basalt columns - it feels like

  • Bonaira Native Gardens
    Bonaira Native Gardens

    Bonaira Native Gardens feature established rainforest species. Explore the magical and peaceful oasis by foot

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