Nature Reserve in Kiama & Around

Minnamurra Rainforest Centre

At the eastern edge of Budderoo National Park, 15km inland from Kiama via Jamberoo, this is a surprisingly lush subtropical rainforest. A 1.6km loop walk weaves through the rainforest following a cascading stream...

Seafood in Kiama & Around


Directly opposite the northern pocket of the main beach, Silica is Kiama's finest seafood restaurant, emphasising subtle flavour and elegant presentation, but it's the more casual 'Silica To Go' which caught our...

Cafe in Kiama & Around

Hungry Monkey

The most popular (read: Instagram-worthy) of Kiama's growing seam of cafes, Hungry Monkey distinguishes itself by superb coffee, gourmet burgers and a gorilla mural. Nestled among craft and souvenir shops, the...

Natural Feature in Kiama & Around

Kiama Blowhole

A tourist draw for well over a century, Kiama's blowhole sits on the point by the centre of town. Girded by basalt columns and wave-thrashed rocks, the blowhole has a setting that's arguably more impressive than...

Viewpoint in Kiama & Around

Saddleback Mountain

Eight kilometres southwest of central Kiama, this viewpoint offers three lofty lookouts across the Illawarra Escarpment and the coast up to Port Kembla and Wollongong. Two lookouts are accessible via a fairly...

Cafe in Kiama & Around

Saltwater Cafe

Generous platefuls of grilled barramundi, crumbed calamari and parsley-flecked prawns offer a variety of ways to enjoy Kiama favourite fish and chips. Attentive service, big portions and very good desserts –...

Performing Arts in Kiama & Around

KISS Arts Fest

Kiama's deep-blue seafront looks even more splendid as the backdrop to jugglers, dancers, stand-up comics and other fringe performers. This annual festival has plenty to gawp at, from costumes to boat races to...

Tapas in Kiama & Around

Little Blowhole Art Bar

The Little Blowhole is a fun concept. Delicious tapas – go for the $35 'Feed Me' option if peckish – accompanied by fine wines, cocktails, local art for purchase and local music to set the social mood. It's...

Natural Feature in Kiama & Around

Little Blowhole

At the southern end of town, off Tingira Cres, this smaller sibling to Kiama's famous blowhole is far more regular (if not nearly as exciting to witness). Listen for the 'whoomp' sound if you don't see it...

Seafood in Kiama & Around

Seafood Co-op

Fresh from the trawlers, this yellow shack by the harbour sells quality fish, tiger prawns and oysters to take away.