What’s New in Kiama
The time has come. Salons have reopened, hotels are filling up, and restaurants are revving to wine and dine patrons from near and far. As travellers dust off their calendars, Kiama is laying out the welcome mat ready to introduce everyone to the newest kids on the block… and just quietly, we think you will be impressed!
Beach time, BBQs and longer nights – the onset of warmer days makes us feel giddy at the best of times. Now as we emerge from our hibernation, the ability to plan a much needed holiday escape is finally here – and boy, does it feel good!
With new cafes and restaurants, new experiences, as well as new and extraordinary places to rest your head, let us help you plan your next holiday to ‘the prettiest nook on the South Coast’.
Plan your Stay
Jamberoo Action Park
NSW’s favourite water park is reopening in early November and will be unveiling Velocity Falls for the first time. Velocity Falls is a new world-class, gravity-fed water ride precinct to add to their already epic adventure hub. Jamberoo Action Park is an absolute MUST for a full day of fun for all ages.
More Trees Please
Australia’s tallest zipline can be found at Illawarra Fly Tree Top Adventures which is set to reopen 1 November. Fly through lush ancient rainforest trees on a zipline tour or opt for the more subdued 1.5km treetop walk, elevated some 20-30 metres above the ground take the spiral stairs to the top of Knights Tower, 45 metres above the forest floor. A great way to use your Dine and Discover vouchers.
While you’re out in the hinterland, while not make a day of it and tack on the nearby rainforest and waterfall hikes? You’ll love further tree exploration at Minnamurra Rainforest, Carrington Falls, and Barren Grounds.
A Walk for all Occasions
The Kiama Coast Walk has to be on everyone’s bucket list, and if it’s not – it will be now.
Stretching 20kms with grassy rolling hills, hidden coves, secluded swimming holes, and geological wonders, you really can choose your own adventure. Midway you can see the world’s largest blowhole and further along witness its very noisy little cousin the Little Blowhole.
Donut Miss This
All of Kiama is crazed with Moist ‘N’ Glazed; enjoy a sweet time with fresh donuts, crazy good shakes, quality coffee, and lots of happy smiles! But once you’ve tried one, you’ll likely go back for another of these delicious creations (we won’t judge you!). Hot tip – head to the bathroom and have a boogie!
Nationally acclaimed artists are something all too familiar in Kiama. You’re invited to view some of our best-kept secrets through exhibitions at local outstanding galleries and take something home.
What’s better than coming home with a new skill and a souvenir from your hols? Channel your inner Demi or Patrick by trying a Friday night Clay Date, or why not evoke your senses making candles overlooking rolling countryside and onto the sparkling ocean at Willowvale Road.
The Pines ‘artisan micro dairy’ is opening their much-anticipated Pines Pantry in November 2021. Stock up on their delish Three Daughters Cheddar and soft cheeses, the best gelato known to man, and the creamiest award-winning milk and yogurt to cross your tastebuds. The Pines pride themselves on sustainable farming practices, using minimal processing with their small, and lovingly cared-for, herd.
Vintage is the new black
Kiama’s new ‘neighbourhood drinking den serving craft cocktails, craft beer, banger wines & local produce’ – aka Little Betty’s. This venue has vintage appeal but with an exquisitely modern take on their drink list, and we promise you’ll be dreaming of it long after you leave.
Be sure to check out our Experiences section to discover more exciting things to do and fill up your itinerary!
Events are starting to heat up once again! For the latest events, including everything from workshops to music festivals – bookmark our event calendar to check periodically.
The Kiama area is renowned for its outdoor markets and you can find one almost any week with fresh local produce, gifts and fashion, live music, farm animals and rides for the kids
Christmas Market – The Pavilion Kiama is hosting a new Christmas Market on 2 December (Thursday, 12pm-9pm). This stunning event and conference space sits on the headland overlooking Kiama’s popular Surf Beach. Book a midweek stay in Kiama and don’t miss this special Christmas Market showcasing the best of Kiama’s local artisans to get in the spirit.
Central Kiama comes alive with toe-tapping live music in Hindmarsh Park and the perfect picnic vibes for a well-spent Sunday afternoon.
Prefer a pew? Live music is back and on the menu at many of our local bars, restaurants and entertainment venues.
The Picnic Train – starting at Sydney’s magnificent Central Station, you’ll get a rare glimpse into the past as you hop on board a heritage steam train and travel down south to Kiama passing through the beautiful Royal National Park and zipping past gorgeous coastline. Dates: (Sat & Sun): 27, 28 November* | 4, 5 December | 18, 19 December
*If travelling on 27 or 28 November, you have the option of alighting at Albion Park for the Wings Over the Illawarra Air Show (tickets not included).
The Greyleigh Homestead and Guest House brings a new level of luxury. Set on 200 acres of pristine farmland, enjoy orchards, wildlife, stunning lawns, lush secret gardens, and farm stay accommodation lovingly restored, oozing centuries of authentic Australian heritage and encapsulating sophistication, class and character.
Perfect for big groups, romantic weekenders, families or wedding parties.
Dovecote was recently included in Australian Traveller’s prestigious Top 100 Unique Stays. Two immaculate and impressive residences set on 150 acres of oceanfront farmland. Let your mind wander as your eyes follow the sprawling green paddocks and hills down to the complete arc of Werri Beach, iconic to the Gerringong area.
Ananda Wellness Retreat is a newly renovated retreat set against the backdrop of Minnamurra Rainforest on nine acres of private grounds. This is the perfect space and place for wellness retreats and weddings with 43 deluxe rooms, spa and restaurant. Make it a week-long stay or a day trip from Kiama to rejuvenate mind, body, and soul. You won’t regret it.
Of all the holiday parks in NSW, we happen to think our holiday parks in Kiama are the best. There are seven parks in our area and each is located just steps from the ocean, making them a perfect choice for guaranteed beachfront to sit back and relax, and enjoy the amenities close by. Our holiday parks provide an easy way to holiday and see what is on offer in the area.