With so many attractions to see and exciting activities to engage in, Kiama Australia is one of the most preferred destinations around the world. Kiama derived its name from the aboriginal word kiarama. Literally, it means a place where sea makes much noise. Indeed there are so many attractive beaches found here. Those beaches are ideal for surfing, canoeing, and kayaking. As an amazing fact, many of the surfing competitions are held here each year. Among those famous beaches are the East Beach and Caravan Park (Kiama Heights), Bombo Surf Beach (Bombo Beach), Boyds Beach (Kiama Downs), Kendalls Beach Kiama) and the Mystic Beach (Minnamura River).
Kiama is also widely known as a place where the mountain touches the sea. This pertains to the second most famous Blowhole around the world known as the Kiama Blowhole. It attracts millions of visitors each year. Going little further, tourists can see the Little Blowhole. It is situated between the Kendalls Beaches and East Beach.
There is also an impressive coastal walking trail where visitors can have a scenic walk from East Beach to Minnamura River. Engaging in a trail walk allows visitors to see and pass both of the blowholes. Additional is the 7 kilometer path that allows tourists to walk along the cliffs going to Gerringong.
Within few kilometers away from the north of Bombo Beach is the Cathedral Rock Formation. It is also popular tourist’s destination. It features a cycle way and a walk way that leads to the lovely coast in Kiama.
Historical Tourist Attractions
Kiama is not only blessed with natural attractions. It also boasts many impressive historical and heritage attractions. One of the most visited historic buildings in the city is the Post Office. It is situated favorably near the Black Beach. It can be easily distinguished because of it color pink paint.
Along Terralong Street, travelers can see many restaurants, shops, art galleries, and cafes. Alonside the street is the war memorial, small historical shopping centre and the fire station where various exhibits are held each year. Both arts and cultural events in Kiama are also popular for tourists. Another emerging attraction in the area is the food and wine trail.
Situated a few meters away from Blowhole is the Lighthouse. It was built last 1887. It holds the pilot cottage heritage and the information centre. Found on the north area is the Kiama Harbour. It is a popular place for fishing. Seafood markets are also found in this place. On the Harbour, visitors can see the impressive rock pool and seaside cabin.
More Fun and Adventures
Just about seven kilometers away from the suburb is the 600 meter tall Saddleback Lookout, which is located in the Saddleback Mountain. Panoramic views can be seen at the area. It provides a scenic backdrop to the city.
A popular water themed park is the Jamberoo Action Park. It is only a 10 minutes driveway from the inland. On the west area of Kiama is the famous Jerrara Dam which is located in green rolling hills. It is now considered as a reserve.