Sightseeing & Adventure Parks
The Blowhole is a natural rock formation that spouts water up to 20 metres into the air when the seas run from the southeast and conditions are right. Floodlit at night and overlooked by a quaint 19th century lighthouse, the Blowhole is a spectacle not to be missed.
Whales migrate along the east coast during the Antarctic winter from around May to November. They can often be seen from Kiama beaches and headland areas, including Blowhole Point. For a closer experience, Kiama Whale Watch tours operate out of Kiama Harbour. Book through the Kiama Visitors Centre.
Located in the foothills of Jamberoo Valley, the Minnamurra Rainforest is a short 15-minute drive west of Kiama. Begin at the award-winning Visitor Centre then plunge into the rare remnant rainforest via a network of elevated walkways and paved tracks. See ancient trees, cascading waterfalls and spot the resident lyrebirds, eastern water dragons or swamp wallaby. Pack a picnic and make a day of it.
Cathedral Rocks and Bombo Headland
Years of erosion of the volcanic rocks on the coastline at Kiama Downs has turned this part of the coastline into a natural sculpture gallery known as Cathedral Rocks. A similarly spectacular experience can be had by visiting the basalt walls and columns at Bombo Headland.
Jamberoo Action Park
NSW’s largest water-based theme park, Jamberoo Action Park, is 15 minutes from Kiama. It has enough rides and thrills to keep the young (and young at heart) happy all day. Open from mid-September to April, it’s the place to go if you want action.
Illawarra FlyTree Top Walk
Drive 35 minutes through Jamberoo towards the Southern Highlands and you reach the Illawarra Treetop Walk, the only walk of its kind in NSW. It’s an easy 1.5km treetop walk on a steel walkway taking in native forest and ocean views.