Here’s our ultimate guide to the best things to do in Kiama, one of the most beautiful coastal towns in New South Wales.
Located just 2 hours south of Sydney along the Grand Pacific Drive, Kiama is a tranquil seaside town set amongst some of the most incredible beaches and coastal vistas in all of New South Wales.
If you love hanging out by the ocean, you’ll be in absolute heaven. The coastline is jaw-dropping, with a mix of picturesque beaches and jagged cliffs and headlands.
Heading inland you’ll start to find the magnificent forests and native bushland that New South Wales is most famous for. With countless outdoor activities and natural attractions, there are many opportunities for adventure.
Lush hiking trails lead to towering waterfalls, with kangaroos, wombats, and ample birdlife waiting around every corner.
The list of what to do in Kiama doesn’t stop with outdoor activities though. This region will keep art lovers, food connoisseurs, history buffs, and photographers buzzing in delight.
We recently travelled to the Kiama area for a week on our way to Jervis Bay, and quickly extended our stay to over a week as we completely fell in love with the place.
We packed our days with plenty to do to help bring you this epic list of the best Kiama activities and attractions.
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The Top Things to Do in Kiama
From the gorgeous beaches like Seven Mile Beach and Kiama Surf Beach, to the iconic Kiama Coastal Walk, to the magnificent Kiama Blowhole, there are so many cool things to see and do in the area.
So let’s get into it – here’s our guide to all of the amazing things to do in Kiama, Australia on the New South Wales south coast.
Walk the Kiama Coastal Trail
Stretching for 22km, this coastal trail is truly spectacular, and shouldn’t be missed when visiting Kiama.
It offers stunning views, ancient rock formations, and beautiful beaches along the way.
Split into 3 sections, which you can complete in one go or over a few days, the Kiama Coast Walk starts at Minnamurra River in Kiama Downs and finishes up at Werri Beach in Gerringong.
Some of the highlights are Minnamurra River, Bombo Headlands, Kiama Blowholes (big and small), and Werri Beach.
The Kiama Coast Walk curves around beaches and cliffs, and has a mixture of sealed paths and grassy tracks. It is suitable for all ages and all fitness levels.
From May to November, watch out for humpback whales…