Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled

Kiama, Where Beaches Abound

A versatile location for a holiday, Kiama is located on the South Coast of New South Wales. The popular tourist destination is set approximately 120 kilometres south of Sydney and is accessible by train, for those who do not wish to hire a car, and vehicle, at just a 2-hour drive. Rolling countryside, lush rainforest and unspoiled beaches give Kiama outstanding scenery and a variety of activities to keep visitors busy. Just as the attractions are varied, the rental accommodations are, as well. Holidaymakers have access to ocean view apartments, seaside cottages and more in Kiama.

Surf's Up

When heading to Kiama, do not forget to bring your board along, as there are surfing beaches for every skill level. The main and most popular beach is Surf Beach, and it is patrolled on weekends and offers many amenities, such as park and picnic areas, changing rooms and car parking. For skilled surfers, head over to Bombo Beach, which is famous for its strong undercurrents. Just getting the hang of riding waves? No problem—Seven Mile Beach is the perfect destination, with its safe surf, and there are many surfing classes held there, as well. With nine beaches in total, Kiama offers something for everyone.

Natural Beauty

The ocean scenery in Kiama is unbeatable; however, for a change of pace, enjoy the gorgeous scenery falls a little further inland. Head over to Bonaira Native Gardens to discover many native rainforest species, to stroll along designated pathways and to see a monument dedicated to the local aboriginal people, the Wobi Wobi. Venture up Hoddles Track to Mount Noorinan to check out beautiful mountain views and to enjoy the many species of bird that call Kiama home. Just a short drive from Kiama, Budderoo National Park is a great place to walk amongst the treetops, spot waterfalls, enjoy the lush rainforest and stroll along paved paths with observing wildlife.

However, even with all of the inland glory, one of the most notable natural attractions is the Kiama Blowhole. This underground cavity fills with water as the waves crash upon the shore, and when full, a loud cannon-like boom shoots water into the air. Bring a picnic along and make a day of it, and do not forget your swimming suits, as there is a small rock pool nearby.

Learn Kiama's History

There is no lack of history in Kiama, and this makes it the perfect destination for a history buff. Bring your furry friend along to the dog-friendly Bombo Headlands to see unique towers of basalt, a reminder of the quarrying of the late 1880s. Strap on your walking shoes, and follow one of Kiama's 400 hand-built historic dry stone walls. The Kiama Lighthouse, the Kiama Post Office and the Old Kiama School are some of the many historic buildings in the area. For a large dose of history at once, check out the Pilot's Cottage Museum, as it explains Kiama's maritime heritage.

Something for Everyone

With shops, restaurants, cafes and everything in between, downtown Kiama is booming with activities for holiday goers. There are many prestigious art galleries, many of which showcase paintings by local artists. Visit My Chocolate Shoppe to sample decadent candies and to drink freshly brewed coffee. Shopping options abound throughout the downtown area, while everything remains spaced out enough for a light and airy feel. Parks are scattered around Kiama to give you a chance to enjoy some green space between your adventures.

Plan Your Visit to Kiama

Visiting Kiama is comfortable at any time of the year; however, if you are hoping to take advantage of all the coastal activities of summer, the best time to holiday is between November and March. The scenery is gorgeous throughout the year, and it is never too cold in Kiama, thanks to the oceanic climate.

Favorite
    avg/night
    Favorite
      avg/night
      Favorite
        avg/night
        Favorite
          avg/night
          Favorite
            avg/night
            Favorite
              avg/night
              Favorite
                avg/night
                Favorite
                  avg/night
                  Favorite
                    avg/night
                    Favorite
                      avg/night
                      Favorite
                        View details for price
                        Favorite
                          avg/night
                          Favorite
                            avg/night
                            Favorite
                              avg/night
                              Favorite
                                avg/night
                                Favorite
                                  View details for price
                                  Favorite
                                    avg/night
                                    Favorite
                                      avg/night
                                      Favorite
                                        avg/night
                                        Favorite
                                          avg/night
                                          Favorite
                                            avg/night
                                            Favorite
                                              avg/night
                                              Favorite
                                                avg/night
                                                Favorite
                                                  avg/night
                                                  Favorite
                                                    avg/night
                                                    Favorite
                                                      avg/night
                                                      Favorite
                                                        avg/night
                                                        Favorite
                                                          avg/night
                                                          Favorite
                                                            avg/night
                                                            Favorite
                                                              Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                              (16 reviews)
                                                              avg/night
                                                              16
                                                              Favorite
                                                                avg/night
                                                                3
                                                                Favorite
                                                                  Excellent! 4.4/5
                                                                  (5 reviews)
                                                                  avg/night
                                                                  5
                                                                  Favorite
                                                                    Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                    (5 reviews)
                                                                    avg/night
                                                                    5
                                                                    Favorite
                                                                      Good! 3.8/5
                                                                      (5 reviews)
                                                                      avg/night
                                                                      5
                                                                      Favorite
                                                                        avg/night
                                                                        2
                                                                        Favorite
                                                                          Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                                          (13 reviews)
                                                                          avg/night
                                                                          13
                                                                          Favorite
                                                                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                            (10 reviews)
                                                                            avg/night
                                                                            10
                                                                            Favorite
                                                                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                              (8 reviews)
                                                                              avg/night
                                                                              8
                                                                              Favorite
                                                                                avg/night
                                                                                2
                                                                                Favorite
                                                                                  View details for price
                                                                                  Favorite
                                                                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                    (19 reviews)
                                                                                    avg/night
                                                                                    19
                                                                                    Favorite
                                                                                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                      (6 reviews)
                                                                                      avg/night
                                                                                      6
                                                                                      Favorite
                                                                                        Excellent! 4.4/5
                                                                                        (5 reviews)
                                                                                        avg/night
                                                                                        5
                                                                                        Favorite
                                                                                          Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                          (24 reviews)
                                                                                          avg/night
                                                                                          24
                                                                                          Favorite
                                                                                            Very Good! 4.2/5
                                                                                            (15 reviews)
                                                                                            avg/night
                                                                                            15
                                                                                            Favorite
                                                                                              avg/night
                                                                                              3
                                                                                              Favorite
                                                                                                avg/night
                                                                                                2
                                                                                                Favorite
                                                                                                  Very Good! 4/5
                                                                                                  (9 reviews)
                                                                                                  avg/night
                                                                                                  9
                                                                                                  Favorite
                                                                                                    Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                                                    (18 reviews)
                                                                                                    View details for price
                                                                                                    18
                                                                                                    Favorite
                                                                                                      Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                                      (21 reviews)
                                                                                                      avg/night
                                                                                                      21

                                                                                                      Kiama Holiday Accommodation (300+)

                                                                                                       

                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Excellent property!

                                                                                                      4 of 5
                                                                                                      We thoroughly enjoyed our 3 night stay with our family. We will definitely be returning.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Sep 19, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Sep 2017

                                                                                                      Loverly place to stay

                                                                                                      4 of 5
                                                                                                      We had a nice relaxing weekend away helped by staying at a nice place.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Sep 19, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Sep 2017