Where the sea makes a noise
It could be the rhythmic hum of the breaking waves, the reassuring wink from the iconic lighthouse, or the ‘whoosh’ from one of the world’s biggest blowholes. Kiama’s relaxing coastal vibe has an instant effect. The name Kiama is from its Wodi Wodi Indigenous name Kiaram-a, to which some sources give the meaning “where the sea makes a noise”— a reference to the famous Kiama Blowhole.
This coastal escape was originally the only stop on your journey. Today it acts as the region’s centre and base to explore in all directions. There is plenty to keep you busy with picnics in the park (with free WiFi), stunning local beaches and rock pools, boutique stores, and cafes and restaurants. Kiama offers the perfect mix to suit every kind of getaway, from social gatherings and family adventures to chilled hideaway or romantic rendezvous.
Start your journey at Blowhole Point, the ideal place to get your bearings and the best place to enjoy 360 degree views. Here you’ll find the larger of the two Blowholes, Kiama Lighthouse and the Kiama Visitor Information Centre.