Markets are always fun, but how would you like one that provides you with beautiful views while you shop? That's what you'll get when you visit the Kiama Seaside Markets, located along Black Beach in central Kiama.
As with any market, this one has a number of stalls selling jewellery, clothes and food, but there are also a few unexpected finds, like bird whistles, artefacts from Australia's settler years and novelty thongs. Other buys include rocks, books, children's toys, art, soaps and more.
There's something here for everyone, but be careful what you purchase. I bought a bracelet at one stall and found it on sale for less a few metres away. There is quite a bit of similarity between some of the items, so look around before buying anything to ensure you get the best price.
However these markets are as much about the experience as the purchase. Make your way to the end of the stalls and you'll find the kids' area, with a big slide and a small petting zoo full of goats, guinea pigs, ducks, chickens and piglets. They sit on a large grassy patch perfect for eating any lunch you just bought. Play equipment and benches are also located elsewhere.
I recommend spending a whole day in this area and including a walk to the end of the point, where you'll be able to see the magnificent Kiama Blowhole. If you're feeling particularly energised, you can even continue along the coast to the ever-reliable Little Blowhole a few kilometres further south. Ultimately, even if you don't buy anything at the markets, you'll be spending the day on a beautiful section of the New South Wales coast, only a few hours south of Sydney.