If you’ve come to Kiama, you must see the spectacular natural phenomenon created by the Kiama Blowhole. Located right on the waterline, underlying volcanic rock has formed a hole by which the sea spurts through thanks to the waves and air pressure, sometimes carrying water 20 metres high. Locals state it’s best to visit with a south-east wind, but conditions can vary depending on the day. The air pressure that creates this massive blowhole is forceful, and you’ll notice its sound as well as its visual effect that can be quite mesmerising.
The blowhole was initially discovered in the 1700s by a whaler named Gorge Bass. It has since remained a place of spectacle since, drawing locals and visitors to the area. Nearby, you’ll find a picnic area and a rock pool you can spend the afternoon swimming in pending calm conditions. There is also a smaller, less known blowhole in Kiama called “Little Blowhole” for more to view.