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  • 10 Best Things to Do in Kiama Including the Blowhole

    Klook Team
    Klook Team
    30 Nov 2021
    Image credits: @jadeeconnolly98, @1ciftyolcu and @treesadventurenowra on Instagram

    Image credits: @jadeeconnolly98, @1ciftyolcu and @treesadventurenowra on Instagram

    An hour and a half drive away from Sydney, Kiama is a fantastic choice for day trips and weekend breaks for solo travellers and big families who want a change of scenery.
    It’s (deservedly) famous for the blowhole, but there’s more to Kiama than the famed rock formation. From the paradise-like Bonaira Native Gardens to stunning rock pools, endless adventures are just waiting to be discovered.
    To help you make the most out of your holiday, check out this list of the best things to do in Kiama: 
    1. Visit the Kiama Blowhole - FREE
    2. Follow the Kiama Coast Walk - FREE
    3. Take the plunge at the Kiama Rock Pools - FREE
    4. Hang out by Bombo Beach - FREE
    5. Take photos at Bombo Quarry - FREE
    6. Explore the Bonaira Native Gardens - FREE
    7. Retrace important events on the Kiama Heritage Walk - FREE
    8. Stroll along the Illawarra Fly Treetops - $23
    9. Nowra Treetop and Zipline Adventure - $25
    10. Go on the Illawarra Fly Zipline Tour - $68

    1. Visit the Kiama Blowhole - FREE

    See the rock formation spout seawater into the air. Image credit: @stevecfagan on Instagram
    See the rock formation spout seawater into the air. Image credit: @stevecfagan on Instagram
    Without a doubt, one of the best things to do in Kiama is to visit the iconic blowhole, the largest of its kind in the world. Thanks to ocean swells, water is blown more than 20 metres up in the air. The bad news is it doesn’t always happen. On the bright side, there is the nearby Little Blowhole, where spouts are much more common.

    2. Follow the Kiama Coast Walk - FREE

    Get a glimpse of the Minnamurra River along the Kiama Coast Walk. Image credit: @chippertrippers on Instagram
    Get a glimpse of the Minnamurra River along the Kiama Coast Walk. Image credit: @chippertrippers on Instagram
    Calling all hiking enthusiasts! Kiama has one of the most picturesque walks in Australia, and it’s filled with views of gorgeous beaches, stunning rock formations, and well-preserved waterways. The Kiama Coast Walk is 20 kilometres long with some challenging paths, but it’s divided into three sections, making it easier for beginners.

    3. Take the plunge at the Kiama Rock Pools - FREE

    Soak up the sun at the Kiama rock pool. Image credit: @ti_as on Instagram
    Soak up the sun at the Kiama rock pool. Image credit: @ti_as on Instagram
    Can’t pick between swimming on the beach or pool? Go for a dip at the Kiama rock pools! The town boasts four scenic ocean pools, perfect for cooling off on a hot summer day. Visit during sunrise or sunset if you wish to see the water reflect the orange and yellow hues of the sun during your swim. One of the best things to do in Kiama, NSW!

    4. Hang out by Bombo Beach - FREE

    Treat the entire fam to a fun beach day at Bombo Beach! Image credit: @chris.holmes on Instagram
    Treat the entire fam to a fun beach day at Bombo Beach! Image credit: @chris.holmes on Instagram
    There’s something for everyone at Bombo Beach. The grown-ups can try their hand at surfing since the beach is known for its strong waves. On the other hand, the kids can challenge each other into building the best sandcastles, while the dogs can enjoy the agility park located at the north end of the beach. It’s one of the best family-friendly things to do in Kiama!

    5. Take photos at Bombo Quarry - FREE

    Take in the view of the dark basalt formations and bright blue waters at the Bombo Quarry. Image credit: @1ciftyolcu on Instagram
    Take in the view of the dark basalt formations and bright blue waters at the Bombo Quarry. Image credit: @1ciftyolcu on Instagram
    Looking for things to do around Kiama? Visiting the Bombo Quarry is a no-brainer. The incredible rock formations set against the strong waves of the ocean make for a stunning picture, similar to Northern Ireland’s famed Giant’s Causeway. Pose for photos and watch your IG likes shoot up.

    6. Explore the Bonaira Native Gardens - FREE

    Bask in nature and breathe some fresh air at Bonaira Native Gardens. Image credit: @tiffiefie on Instagram
    Bask in nature and breathe some fresh air at Bonaira Native Gardens. Image credit: @tiffiefie on Instagram
    For something laid-back, go for a relaxing stroll at Bonaira Native Gardens. Marvel at the towering trees and colourful flowers as you follow the path around the estate. Bring some snacks and bevvies with you and enjoy a picnic at the grounds.

    7. Retrace important events on the Kiama Heritage Walk - FREE

    Take stunning photos by the Kiama Lighthouse with your partner. Image credit: @tin_delarosa on Instagram
    Take stunning photos by the Kiama Lighthouse with your partner. Image credit: @tin_delarosa on Instagram
    Wondering what to do in Kiama, NSW? Take the entire fam on an educational experience and go on the Kiama Heritage Walk. From the Kiama Lighthouse and the Pilot’s Cottage to the Masonic Temple, learn all about its Indigenous heritage and the effects of European settlement.

    8. Stroll along the Illawarra Fly Treetops - $23

    Get a bird’s eye view of Illawarra from the treetop! Image credit: @jadeeconnolly98 on Instagram
    Get a bird’s eye view of Illawarra from the treetop! Image credit: @jadeeconnolly98 on Instagram
    What better way to view a rainforest than from the top of a 30-metre treehouse? At the Illawarra Fly Treetops Walk, you’ll enjoy unobstructed panoramas of the sprawling grasslands and massive trees as you walk along the steel walkway. Make sure to bring your cameras for this one!

    9. Nowra Treetop and Zipline Adventure - $25

    Swing from tree to tree at Nowra Treetop and Zipline Adventure!  Image credit: @treesadventurenowra on Instagram
    Swing from tree to tree at Nowra Treetop and Zipline Adventure! Image credit: @treesadventurenowra on Instagram
    Want something more thrilling? Head to Nowra for an unforgettable treetop and zipline experience! Challenge yourself as you take on scaling and climbing obstacles from one towering tree to another. There's no need to be an expert climber to enjoy it. There are plenty of courses for beginners so that you can start small.

    10. Go on the Illawarra Fly Zipline Tour - $68

    Even kids can have fun ziplining at Illawarra! Credit: @illawarrafly on Instagram
    Even kids can have fun ziplining at Illawarra! Credit: @illawarrafly on Instagram
    There are endless fun things to do near Kiama, and the Illawarra Fly Zipline Tour is one of them! Channel your inner Tarzan as you swing from one tree to another on the highest zipline tour in Australia. Along the way, you’ll glimpse the surrounding areas and the Pacific Ocean.