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Kiama

Of the coastal resorts south of Sydney, Kiama (located 90 minutes south of Sydney) is probably the most attractive. A small resort and fishing town, Kiamais famous for its star attraction, the Blowhole. Stemming from a natural fault in the cliffs, the blowhole explodes into a water spout when a wave hits with sufficient force. Whether your interest is in history, arts & crafts, fishing,riding a wave, its all located in Kiama.

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.
The first recorded reference to the district was by George Bass who anchored his 28ft whaleboat in the sheltered bay (now known as Kiama Harbour) in December 1797.
Cedar getters were the first to the area,among those was David Smith, who became the first permanent white settler when he built a residence in Kiama in 1832.
The site of Kiama Township was reserved by the Government in 1826 and proclaimed in 1836. Kiama was proclaimed a Municipality in 1859.
In the 1870’s the dairying industry was supplemented by basalt (blue metal) quarrying, now one of the district’s major income earners alongside tourism.
Many of the historical buildings can be viewed and a heritage walks leaflet is available at the Kiama Visitor’s Centre on Blowhole Point.

Activites and Experiences at Kiama

  • Accommodation
  • Ambulance
  • Automatic Teller Machine
  • Banking Facilities
  • Beach
  • Boat Ramp
  • Bottled Gas
  • Chemist
  • Licensed Club
  • Service Club
  • Coach Stop
  • Convention Centre
  • Dentist
  • Electronic Funds Transfer at Point Of Sale
  • Fuel
  • Golf
  • Public Bar
  • Jetty
  • Mechanical Services
  • Medical Facilities
  • Newsagent
  • Police
  • Post Office
  • Public Telephone
  • Rail Terminal
  • Restaurant
  • Sporting Facilities
  • Supermarket
  • Swimming Pool
  • Takeaway Food
  • Tennis Court
  • Visitor Centres
  • Places of Worship
  • English
  • English

Nearest Airport: Albion Park & Mascot

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