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  • Old Fire Station Community Arts Centre

    The Old Fire Station is a community gallery managed by Kiama Council. New exhibitions run each week, Friday to Wednesday. Each exhibition showcases local artists from Kiama and the broader Illawarra region. Also housing Daisy the Decorated Dairy Cow, the…

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  • Pilot’s Cottage Museum

    Step into Kiama’s past and discover the maritime and regional museum. Built in 1881, the restored Pilot’s Cottage provides information on history relating to shipping, the cedar industry and basalt quarries in the region. The Pilot’s Cottage Museum is open…

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  • Historic Terrace Houses, Kiama

    Kiama’s Historic Terrace Houses were originally built for the local quarry workers in 1886. These National Trust classified historic buildings now house a unique selection of eateries, crafts, collectables and clothing stores. Behind the Terraces, discover the Sandstone Walk, featuring…

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  • Kiama Lighthouse

    Located on Blowhole Point, the Kiama Lighthouse is hard to miss. Established in 1887, 10 years after the creation of the Robertson Basin, the man-made Kiama Harbour, the lighthouse sits 36.5 metres above sea level. The Principal Keeper’s House was…

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  • Sir Charles Kingsford Smith Memorial and Lookout, Gerroa

    The Sir Charles Kingsford Smith Memorial Lookout offers panoramic views of Seven Mile Beach and the National Park, as well as magnificent views of the southern coastline. The Memorial is in the shape of Sir Charles Kingsford Smith’s famous aircraft…

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  • Historic Dry Stone Walls, Kiama

    Reminiscent of the Kiama area’s strong farming history, many of the stone walls were constructed more than a century ago as paddocks were cleared for cropping and stock agistment. Fine examples can be seen in the hills and valleys west…

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  • Bombo Headland

    Truly an area like no other, the unusual basalt columns of Bombo Headland make it feel as though you’re walking on the moon. These rock formations are a product of the region’s rich mining history and blue metal quarrying in…

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