Perhaps one of the most spectacular towns along the Grand Pacific Drive is the town of Kiama. From its harbour to its famous blowhole, Kiama offers a kind of coastal beauty that will have you lingering, camera in hand, ready to savour every moment.
Although Kiama is great any time of year, it is especially popular as a summer seaside escape. Visitors from Sydney and the surrounding towns find it just close enough to make it a holiday destination. Spend time perusing the streets, lounging in cafes, or mark your calendars and attend the Kiama Jazz and Blues Festival.
Water sports are particularly popular in Kiama, thanks to stunning beaches like Surf Beach where you’re bound to spend the day on the beach for a swim or surf. Kayakers and SUP paddleboarders can make their way to the Minnamurra River for calm, soothing waters. Make sure you visit the Kiama Blowhole, a natural phenomenon occurring due to the underlying rock formations in Kiama Harbour that showcase water blowing upwards of 20 metres high. There is also a smaller blowhole located in the Tingira Crescent that is a nice alternative if the tides aren’t creating quite the spectacle you had hoped for.
There are also the Kiama rock pools, on the north and south end of the harbour that locals and visitors come to swim in with the changing tides. From there, you can go along the Kiama Coast Walk which is roughly 22 kilometres long that will take you through the river and out by the coast for a day well spent by the sea.