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You need to take the kids to Kiama

The Kiama area stretches along the unspoilt South Coast of New South Wales, incorporating Kiama, Gerringong, Gerroa, Jamberoo, Minnamurra and Bombo. Pristine beaches, rugged headlands and magnificent walking trails draw visitors all year-round.

Kiama blowhole
Blowhole Point in Kiama. Photo: Destination NSW

Further inland, the tranquil Minnamurra Rainforest is home to waterfalls, wildlife and a network of trails to explore. Whether you’re here for the surf, sights or scrumptious food, families will delight in all Kiama has to offer. 

Kiama blowhole
Follow the winding trails through Minnimurra Rainforest near Kiama. Photo: Shutterstock

Kiama is best known for its blowhole – a sea-cliff cavern that spouts water up to 20 metres into the air and is among the world’s largest blowholes. Its younger sibling, the Little Blowhole, shoots out a more modest spray ten minutes down the road.

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The Kiama Blowhole. Picture: Shutterstock

Filling in a day is easy with so much on offer for families. Enjoy a morning stroll along the Kiama Coast Walk and take a swim at one of the beautiful beaches. Throw down your picnic blanket at one of the headland parks and tuck into some delicious, fresh produce from the local markets. Spend an afternoon of family fun at Jamberoo Action Park and catch sunset over the hinterland with a wine from one of the local vineyards. 

Jamberoo Action Park, Jamberoo. Picture: Destination NSWKiama blowhole
Jamberoo Action Park, Jamberoo. Picture: Destination NSW

By car, Kiama is 1.5 hours from Sydney and 2.5 hours from Canberra, sitting just below Wollongong on the NSW South Coast. The most picturesque route from Sydney takes you along the Grand Pacific Drive, through Royal National Park. Kiama is also well serviced by trains from Sydney.


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