Your Guide to Kiama’s Attractions

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Discover the best attractions and things to do in the idyllic coastal town of Kiama.

Could there be a perfect holiday destination other than Kiama?

Beautiful beaches, fine dining, whale watching, ice cream on the beach, and exploring rainforests – Kiama is one of those destinations that has something for everyone.

Kiama attractions not to be missed

To help you out, we’ve compiled a list of our favourite Kiama attractions and activities. Here’s what to see and do in this incredible region.

Beautiful Beaches

Home to some of the most stunning coastline, visitors can enjoy any number of golden sandy beaches. From the town centre, it’s a short walk to Surf Beach. Spend time watching surfers riding the waves, making sandcastles, reading a book or simply lying down for a snooze.

If you want to venture a little further, there are the picturesque beaches of Kendall’s and East’s Beach, all within a ten-minute drive. Bombo Beach and Jones Beach have sections where dogs are allowed off-leash and swim, catering to dog lovers.

The Great Outdoors

Surrounded by beautiful beaches, rainforest waterfalls and national parks, there are dozens of things to do outdoors. Cyclists and walkers can enjoy ocean views, secluded beaches and spectacular rock formations on the Kiama Coastal Walk. From Minnamurra to Gerringong, there are approximately 20 kilometres of trails with a mix of sealed paths, grassed tracks and beach walking.

If you prefer the thrill of the ocean, why not charter a boat and head out on a deep-sea fishing trip. Standup paddleboard, kayak or snorkel and discover the secrets of Black Beach.

Back on dry land, head to Kiama Golf Club for a round of golf or book a court for a game of tennis at Kiama Tennis Club.

Family-Friendly Fun

There are lots to keep the kids from getting bored. Take a visit to Jamberoo Action Park, a waterpark with some of the world’s longest, biggest, and most hair-raising thrill rides. Get a bird’s-eye view of ancient rainforests as you zipline or take the 1.5-kilometre treetop walk, 30 metres up in the air at Illawarra Fly Treetop Adventures.

Visit Blowhole Point Reserve; you can explore Kiama’s famous blowhole and the lighthouse. The visitors centre is also located here along with BBQ and playground facilities.

Great Food

With over 30 cafés and restaurants in town, you have plenty of choices when it comes to places to eat. If you’re seeking a coffee or other beverages, make your way to one of our favourites: Parfait Pattiserie, French-inspired and handcrafted Petites gâteaux, cakes and bread you won’t be able to resist; Wild Patch for a yummy Byron Bay Coffee Co brew; or Moist ‘n’ Glazed, for a morning cup and a doughnut.

For breakfast or brunch, our top picks are the chilled vibe of Penny Whistlers with its view across Black Beach towards the harbour, serving dishes packed with wholesome goodness. Salt Water in the main street of town for value for money and the best fish and chips. If you want a mouth-watering lunchtime burger, you can’t go wrong with The Hungry Monkey.

There’s no need to leave town for a fantastic dinner. Don’t miss Silica for a fine dining experience you won’t forget in a hurry. Explore the flavours of India with the banquet menu at JJ’s Indian, or imagine you’re on the Amalfi coast of Italy at Zia’s Cafe. Olive and Vine is also a must-visit. Check out Little Betty’s and Miss Arda’s for wine bars with cocktails and share-plates. Or, if you’re craving a good old-fashioned pub meal, duck into The Grand Hotel.


If you’re partial to a lazy afternoon thumbing through the wares on offer in town, take a look at The Collective Beat, a unique indoor marketplace with an eclectic mixture of trendsetting new brands and vintage gems. Deer Willow, House2Home and Indigo Rose for homewares and gifts. Empire 23 and Bombo Clothing for boutique women’s clothing.

Year-Round Events

The pandemic and extreme weather events have thrown a spanner in the works, with many events and festivals cancelled or postponed in recent times. We have been lucky to enjoy the Kiama Show and the Kiama Jazz & Blues Festival earlier this year, and we have plenty to celebrate in the future. Popular events include the Kiama Easter Fun Day, Kiama Kiss Arts Festival, Folk by the Sea, weekly Farmers Markets and monthly Seaside Markets.

When to Visit

Kiama is a true year-round destination. If you like beach vacations, November through to early April is fantastic, with January and February being the hottest months. Spring and autumn are perfect for cafes, sports, and walking trails. Whale watching is excellent from May to October. Let’s not overlook winter; the region is ideal for winery tours, romantic restaurants, and whale watching.

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