Kiama is 45 minutes south of Wollongong and two hours from Sydney and has more character than most other towns on the south coast. There are good surf beaches here as well as hiking trails in nearby nature reserves.
Kiama’s main attraction is the blowhole, which is a natural formation that, in big seas, spurts water hundreds of metres into the air through two rock caverns.
Blowhole Point Road, Kiama
Tel (02) 4232 3322 or 1300 654 262
Open 9am-5pm daily
Kiama is on the CityRail network and the train is by far the best way to get here if you’re travelling from Wollongong or Sydney, although the bus is better if you’re coming from destinations inland and further down the coast.
The train station on Bong Bong Street has frequent trains to Sydney (2 hours) and Wollongong (45 minutes).
Premier Motor Service buses stop at the Bombo Station just north of Kiama en route between Melbourne and Sydney.
31 Bong Bong Street, Kiama
Tel (02) 4233 1881
Kiama’s major attraction is a blowhole that, under certain conditions, can spray water up to 25m in the air. A smaller one, called the Little Blowhole is located just a short distance south of the Kiama Blowhole.