Top things to do

Nature Reserve in Kiama & Around

Minnamurra Rainforest Centre

On the eastern edge of Budderoo National Park, 15km inland from Kiama, this is a surprisingly lush subtropical rainforest. A 2.6km loop walk transits through the rainforest following a cascading stream. Look out for…
Bistro in Kiama & Around

Kabari Bar

By the lively surf beach in town, this likeable shack has a takeaway kiosk that's busy all day but also puts on more sophisticated fare in its two-level restaurant section. It offers sweet water views and competentl…
Cafe in Kiama & Around

Hungry Monkey

One of a row of cute cottages housing craft shops and the like, this is a very likeable cafe doing burgers, wraps, salads and breakfast plates with great combos of ingredients and plenty of zing and taste. It serves…
Viewpoint in Kiama & Around

Saddleback Mountain

Eight kilometres southwest of central Kiama, this viewpoint offers great views of the Illawarra Escarpment and the coast up to Port Kembla and Wollongong. From Manning St, turn right onto Saddleback Mountain Rd.
Seafood in Kiama & Around

Seafood Co-op

Fresh from the trawlers, this locals-love-it hidey-hole by the harbour sells quality local fish, tiger prawns and oysters.
Landmark in Kiama & Around

Kiama Blowhole

Kiama's famous blowhole sits on the point by the centre of town. It's fairly underwhelming except when the surf's up and a southeaster's blowing: then, water explodes high up out of the fissure. It's floodlit at nig…
Landmark in Kiama & Around

Little Blowhole

At the southern end of town, this smaller sibling to the famous blowhole isn't as impressive in full flow, but is far more regular; a good compensation for the kids' disappointment at the main one.