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Day Trip to Kiama - Top Things to do and Places to Visit

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Published February 28th 2016
Escape the city for a day of relaxation and fun
There is nothing better than the feeling of the crisp breeze tingling your cheeks and the sounds of nature calming your soul, as the aromas that linger the air of the great outdoors fill your senses and you become tempted with the tasty smells of fresh seafood begging your taste buds to explore... Well a day trip to Kiama will fulfil all those senses and more!

Kiama is approximately 1 hours away from Sydney CBD, making it the perfect day escape from the city life.

Below is a list of things to do in Kiama and things to stop at as you make your own way down to this marina-like relaxing town situated on the picturesque South Coast of New South Wales.

A lovely view of a marina at Kiama...

1. The Kiama Blowhole
When: All year round.
Where: Blowhole Point Headland, Kiama
Details: No visit is ever complete to Kiama without visiting this natural wonder that has thousands of tourists visiting each year. There are spectacular views, lovely walks and of course the big highlight being when the Blowhole peaks, this is one attraction not to miss!

2. Seven Mile Beach
When: All year round
Where: Seven Mile Beach National Park, Beach Rd, Gerroa
Details: It might be approx 30 mins south of Kiama but Seven Mile Beach is a must stop. Take a quick dip at this less populated beach and feel the sand tickle your toes and the lovely waters cool you down, then head back to Kiama or beyond...

3. Pilots Cottage Museum
When: Friday Monday: 11am-3pm
Where: Blowhole Point Rd, Kiama
Details: Step back into time as you discover the maritime and regional area of Kiama's past.

The relaxing Seven Mile Beach...

4. Kiama Lighthouse
When: All year round.
Where: Blowhole Point, Kiama (south of Kiama Harbour)
Details: If you are a lighthouse enthusiast, then this lighthouse is a must see. Sitting above the mighty Blowhole, the views from the Lighthouse are breathtaking and make sure you read the plaque for some interesting historical stories.

5. The Little Blowhole
When: All year round
Where: Tingira Crescent, Kiama
Details: It might not be as big as its famous sister, but do not underestimate the power of the Little Blowhole! At times the Little Blowhole can be more promising than the main Blowhole and the views are absolutely stunning!

Enjoying a romantic stroll on one of the wharfs...

6. Mt Pleasant Lookout
When: All year round.
Where: off Princes Hwy, Mt Pleasant (approx. 30mins to Kiama)
Details: This breathtaking Lookout will leave you in awe and is a must stop before you get to Kiama. This makes the perfect pit stop, where you can enjoy a picnic and stretch your legs before you head to Kiama.

7. Bombo Headland

When: All year round.
Where: off Cliff Drive, Kiama (northern end of Bombo Beach)
Details: Take a lovely walk through this headland, where you will come across the unusual basalt columns making you feel like you are on the moon! The views from here are quite impressive and the beach is dog-friendly too.

The Kiama Lighthouse...

8. Bombo Beach
When: All year round
Where: off Cliff Drive, Kiama
Details: This small and less populated beach is the perfect rest stop, here you can catch a surf, work on your tan, enjoy a picnic, take a lovely stroll or maybe check out the spectacular rock formations at Bombo Headland.

Enjoying the views at the Little Blowhole...

9. Kiama Golf Course

When: see website for times.
Where: Kiama Golf Course, Oxley Ave, Kiama Downs
Details: This picturesque golf course offers a 18 hole course with tree-lined fairways and luscious greens with modern clubhouse facilities including Mystics Wood Fired Cuisine. This is the perfect spot for a bite to eat or to practise that swing. Click here for website.

Taking a break and enjoying a bite to eat at a fish shop with a view...

10. Surf Beach

When: All year round.
Where: off Manning Ave, Kiama
Details: This is Kiama's main surfing beach and if you are a keen surfer than this stop is for you! The beach is surrounded with lovely parkland and is a short distance away from Kiama's main shopping district. There is a kid's friendly playground in the parkland.

11. The Kiama Coast Walk
When: All year round
Where: See website & below.
Details: This breathtaking spectacular walk is broken up into three sections and takes around three hours from Minnamurra to Blowhole Point. The walk begins at the Minnamurra River passing Jones Beach, Cathedral Rocks, Bombo Beach and Kiama Harbour, then continues to Kiama Lighthouse and Blowhole Point. The second section of the walk is approx 90mins from Blowhole Point to Kiama Heights passing beaches and finally the third section takes you from Kiama Heights past Werri Lagoon and Werri Beach. See website for full information.

The awe-inspiring views from Mt Pleasant Lookout (on the way to Kiama)

The famous natural beauty of the Blowhole...

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When: All year round- see above
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Cost: Free & Ticketed attractions- see above
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