Kiama

Urban

The name Kiama comes from the Aboriginal word Kiaram-a, which allegedly means ‘where the sea makes a noise’. Indeed this colourful town is famous for its blowhole. On the cliffs at Blowhole Point, waves surging into an underground cavity are compressed and forced upwards, exploding high into the air and accompanied by a loud ‘oomph’. The strength varies according to the wind, waves and tide but when it’s pumping it always draws a crowd.

Kiama Terrace – the row of weatherboard cottages along Collins Street – was constructed in 1886 to house quarry workers and their families. Discover the history of this township at the Pilot’s Cottage Museum where you’ll learn about the cedar cutters, basalt quarrymen and dairy farmers who settled here.

Don’t miss the Kiama Lighthouse.

Nearby Gerringong and Shellharbour are worth a visit.

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Park Ridge Retreat

Park Ridge Retreat

Gerringong, Kiama

Atrium

Sea Whispers B and B

Kiama Heights, Kiama

Driveway

Terralong Terrace Apartments

Kiama

Terragong House

Terragong 1858

Jamberoo, Kiama

The Sebel Harbourside Kiama

The Sebel Harbourside Kiama

Kiama

Sunny's Aquaventure Park

BIG4 Easts Beach Holiday Park

Kiama Heights, Kiama