Kiama Blowhole

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Kiama is a coastal town south of Sydney, in New South Wales, Australia. It’s known for the Kiama Blowhole and Little Blowhole, 2 cliffside caverns where seawater shoots into the air. Heading north, the Kiama Coast Walk trail links the blowholes to the columns of Cathedral Rocks, with whale-watching spots along the way. Surf Beach has calm water for swimming. Pilot’s Cottage Museum traces the town’s maritime history.

The powerful Kiama Blowhole is one of the world’s largest natural waterspouts. Nearby is the Pilot’s Cottage Museum, which tells Kiama’s intriguing maritime story. And the vibrant cafe culture and other delicious food and wine experiences, from wine tasting to beachside markets, are enticing too. A beautiful seaside destination, Kiama is famous for its blowhole - a natural rock formation that spouts seawater 20 meters or more into the air. There are many more intriguing and spectacular things to do and see in Kiama, from the gorgeous beaches to the exhilarating Kiama Coast Walk.

On the NSW South Coast, getting to Kiama is easy. The drive from Sydney is about 90 minutes. Or take the marvelous Grand Pacific Drive touring route through the Royal National Park and over the Sea Cliff Bridge and past Wollongong. A scenic train trip is another enjoyable way to travel to Kiama. Browse the Historic Terrace Houses for gifts. These National Trust-classified houses were built in 1886. There are more delightful shopping opportunities in Kiama, from galleries to emporiums, and discover Kiama’s history at the Pilot’s Cottage Museum, in a lovingly restored home built in 1881.

The beaches in Kiama are a major attraction. Surf Beach is the main beach with a park and children’s playground. For adventurers, there are a number of tours for kayaking and fishing. The estuary of the Minnamurra River is great for kayaking. Join South Coast Safaris for a guided kayaking adventure. For stunning views, enjoy the Kiama Coast Walk. This spectacular 22km trail is broken into three sections and weaves past headlands, rivers, and beaches to Blow Hole Point, before passing beautiful bays and beaches around Little Blowhole and then on to Gerringong, a quintessential seaside town.

Kiama offers a selection of accommodation for singles, couples, and families. Featuring guaranteed sea views to the Kiama Lighthouse, the adults-only Shutters by the Sea Kiama offers a bottle of sparkling wine to guests staying 2 nights. There is a cozy fireplace and free WiFi is available. The adult only studio apartments include, air-conditioning, a kitchenette and a lounge area with a flat-screen TV that has cable channels. For the continental breakfast rates, a continental breakfast hamper is provided. The beach is 5 minutes' walk away, along with the waterfront and Kiama's shops and cafes are just a 5-minute drive from the property. Little Blowhole is just 100 meters from Shutters by the Sea Kiama.

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