Backpacking Kiama

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    CHECK OUT KIAMA'S MAIN NATURAL ATTRACTION - THE KIAMA BLOWHOLE: Photo - Paul Blackmore, courtesy Destination New South Wales
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    CHILL OUT AT ONE OF THE LOCAL GOLDEN SANDY BEACHES, LIKE SEVEN MILE BEACH AT NEARBY GERRINGONG: Photo - Paul Blackmore, courtesy Destination New South Wales
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    EXPLORE THE LUSH RAINFOREST AND STUNNING WATERFALLS AT MINNAMURRA NATIONAL PARK: Photo - Paul Blackmore, courtesy Destination New South Wales
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Kiama Highlights

  • See the spectacular Kiama Blowhole, where water from the ocean washes into a rock cave and is forced up through a narrow rock formation and spouts up to 30 meters.

  • Excellent surfing locations, offering some of the best waves in the region.

  • Go diving and snorkelling at Bushranger's Bay in the Marine Aquatic Reserve, where you can experience inter-tidal zones, kelp forests and submarine cliffs and an abundance of fish (temperate and tropical).

  • Visit Minnamurra Rainforest Centre, a multi-award-winning tourism destination, which allows you to explore the rainforests that once blanketed the Illawarra region.

About Kiama

Population 22,000

This town is well known for the tourist attraction - The Kiama blowhole. This is where water from the ocean washes into a rock cave and is forced up through a narrow rock formation and spouts up to 30 meters.

Kiama also has some excellent surf beaches that surround the town, or you can also visit the beautiful subtropical Minnamurra Rainforest, which is part of the Budderoo National Park. This is located 15km to the west of the town.

Kiama has a relaxed tourist feel to it and it is far enough from Sydney to escape city life, but close enough to reach by train in a few short hours.

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Kiama Visitor Information Centre

Blowhole Point Road
Kiama, NSW 2533
Phone 1300 654 262
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