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A breath of fresh air

Say goodbye to city stress and tortuous traffic. Out here, Mother Nature calls the shots and she’s particularly fond of the gentle sounds of waterfalls, native birds, crashing waves, trickling streams and rustling trees. Things just look more vibrant here (#nofilter) and the restorative powers of our blissful natural surrounds will see you quickly exhale your cares away.

Family enjoying the Kiama Coast Walk

These boots were made for walking

The Kiama Coast Walk is widely regarded as one of the most stunning in Australia. Hugging the edge of the continent, the walk stretches approximately 20km in total or can be conveniently approached in smaller sections.

Ocean views, spectacular rock formations, unspoilt beaches and delightful detours await via a mix of sealed paths, grassed tracks and beach walks. See our Kiama Walks Guide for more…

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Minnamurra Falls, Photography by Phil Winterton

The greatest outdoors

Head to our hinterland to explore the walking tracks, zip lines, towering waterfalls and wildlife in Budderoo National Park and Barren Grounds Nature Reserve.

From the accessible boardwalks of Minnamurra Rainforest to Carrington Falls’ stunning 50 metre drop, Mother Nature offers panoramic views, pretty picnic spots and dozens of walks, all less than half an hour from the beach.

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Humpback Whale in the Kiama Region, Photography by Lachlan Hall

Enjoy a front row seat

Our botanically-blessed backdrop makes it the perfect habitat for a wide range of flora and fauna. From the ocean and coastal wetlands to the hills and rainforests.

The landscape is alive with distinctive native species of plants and trees, while birdlovers will be rewarded for their efforts with lyrebirds, pelicans, eagles and more. Other discoveries include echidnas, kangaroos, wombats, dolphins and, of course, whales. We have some of the best land-based whale watching in NSW. Nature is on display every day.

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Cathedral Rocks, Photography by Ian Hollis

Wow-worthy destinations

From the ocean to the escarpment, these places are unmistakably linked to our part of the world. Iconic in scale and wonder, loved by photographers and visitors alike. Check out Bombo Quarry, Cathedral Rocks, Saddleback Mountain, the blowholes, Kiama Coast Walk and Minnamurra Rainforest by clicking Read More.

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People watching the Kiama Blowhole

Older than the dinosaurs

True geological wonders and formed from lava flows 260 million years ago (that’s 100 million years before the dinosaurs), Kiama’s blowholes show off the ocean’s power in unique vertical fashion.

The main blowhole near the Kiama Lighthouse is Australia’s biggest blowhole and can leap tall buildings in a single bound. We’re not kidding — it has been recorded at a height of 30 metres, the equivalent of a 10-storey building!

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