Kiama where the mountains meet the sea.  Kiama is located an easy 90 minutes drive south of Sydney on the beautiful South Coast of New South Wales on the Grand Pacific Drive.   Kiama was first discovered by George Bass in 1797 and is famous for its two Blowholes.  The main Blowhole is located near the Kiama Lighthouse and is most impressive when seas are running from the South East.

There are so many great reasons to visit the Kiama Region, encompassing the townships of Minnamurra, JamberooGerringong and Gerroa.  The area has a great variety of activities to cater for families or for couples seeking a peaceful getaway. 

The heritage of this area has been beautifully maintained and is evident from the many buildings, particularly in the Kiama township.  The historic Lighthouse at the Harbour entrance is right next to the big Blowhole with the headland and main street, surrounded by Norfolk Pines.  The Kiama Coast Walk is a great way to explore the coastline, which extends for twenty kilometres.  The Walk has been broken up into sections to allow time to take in the views and the hidden delights of this coastal haven.

This area offers numerous opportunities to see the passing whale migrations.  The best months are April to June and September to November.

The area boasts some of the biggest and most popular attractions on the South Coast.  The Minnamurra Rainforest and Waterfall, is 15 kms west of Kiama just past the small village of Jamberoo.  It has a rare tract of subtropical and warm temperate rainforest with an elevated boardwalk to make access easy for people of all abilities.  See ancient fig trees, lush ferns and palms and perhaps even spot a lyrebird in the undergrowth.  The rainforest has a choice of walks, Visitors Centre, retail shop and cafe.

The Illawarra Fly Treetop Walk is located on the top of the Illawarra escarpment which captures spectacular views of the rainforest and coast.  The 1500m rainforest walk and 500m long, 25m high elevated treetop walk consists of walkway's with two swaying springboard cantilevered sections to take you to the edge of the escarpment.  Climb the 45m high lookout Knight’s Tower for unforgettable breathtaking views right back towards Sydney.

The Jamberoo Action Park is the biggest Theme Park in NSW.  Families can enjoy a full day of fun which caters for all age groups.  Rides include, The Taipan, The Rock, Rapid River, Splash Out and Surf Hill, or have a relax at Outback Bay in the wave pool. Small children are also catered for at Billabong Beach.

Enjoy a scenic drive to Saddleback Mountain lookout, which is 600 metres above sea-level, where on a clear day you can see almost 120kms north and south along the coast.  This is also the start of Hoddles Track Bush walk.

Step into Kiama's past with a visit to the Pilot's Cottage Museum, a Maritime and regional museum, restored pilot’s cottage built in 1881. Information on Kiama’s past, the cedar industry, basalt quarries and shipping history.

Come and see Aboriginal artists at work at the Boolarng Nangamai Aboriginal Art & Cultural Studio with artworks, weaving, painting, drawing dance, didgeridoo playing and storytelling. Located in Gerringong, this experience is not to be missed.

Whatever pace of holiday you choose don't miss the local Produce and the Seaside markets, boutique and unique terrace walk shops,  wineries,  alfresco cafes and restaurants,  speak to  the helpful staff at the Kiama Visitors Centre for information about the area and the many accommodation options (02) 4232 3322 or book online www.kiama.com.au