WELCOME TO THE KIAMA AREA
Welcome to the Kiama Area, incorporating the townships of Kiama, Gerroa, Gerringong, Jamberoo and Minnamurra. The Kiama area has retained its country charm, with a network of villages offering their
individual character and attractions, all within a short drive of each other.
Kiama is recognised as the largest town in the Municipality. It is beautifully located on a natural harbour, offering boutique shopping, an active café society and plenty of open spaces to have a picnic or just enjoy
the views. Visitors are treated to spectacular coastline vistas of rocky headlands, dotted with clean sandy beaches. Water activities are a popular pastime with rock pools, safe patrolled beaches and fishing
charters to satisfy visitors looking to get a feel for the water.
One of the most popular attractions is the Kiama Blowhole, located next to the Kiama Lighthouse and right near the Kiama Visitor Information Centre and Harbour. The Blowhole performs best when seas are
running from the South-East, shooting a spectacular plume of water into the air. A short drive south of the
Big Blowhole is the Little Blowhole, which works best when seas are running from the north-east.
The Historic Pilot’s Cottage Museum on Blowhole Point takes you back to yesteryear when the early settlers came through looking for Red Cedar and later when the blue metal industry dominated the workforce. More information about the past can be found at the Family History Centre, a genealogical centre housing a large worldwide record collection and friendly volunteers to help you with your search.
The historic Terrace Houses are located in Collins Street and the Sandstone Walk Shops in Collins Lane. There’s a range of boutique and gift shops, cafes and restaurants to choose from.
The lush, rolling pastures of Jamberoo are a delight with country walks & drives, beckoning you to relax and unwind. Jamberoo has some of the biggest attractions on the South Coast with the Illawarra Fly Treetop Walk located at Knights Hill. The tree top walk offers unique views from the edge of the Illawarra Escarpment amongst the rainforest canopy, 25 metres above the ground. Walk out on the two springboard cantilevers
and climb the spiral stairs to the top of the 45 metre lookout tower – Knights Tower.
Just off Jamberoo Mountain Road is one of the region’s most popular attractions, the Minnamurra Rainforest. Generations of families have enjoyed the elevated boardwalk that meanders through the beautiful sub-tropical rainforest. The Rainforest Loop Walk is a 1.6km elevated boardwalk and is wheelchair accessible. A journey further up into the rainforest leads you to the paved Falls Walk with spectacular views over the rainforest canopy and gorge, carved by the Minnamurra Rivulet.
If you feel like letting loose, head over to the biggest theme park in NSW, the Jamberoo Action Park. Experience the thrills of the Funnel Web or The Taipan, ride or surf a wave in the wave pool, there’s plenty of rides to experience. The Jamberoo Action Park offers a full day of fun for all the family. Open from September to April each year
gerringong & geroa
Gerringong is a vibrant and colourful coastal village ten minutes drive south of Kiama. The township overlooks beautiful Werri Beach which is a popular surfing and swimming spot and boasts a range of interesting shops, cafes and places to visit.
The Crooked River Winery is the largest winery on the South Coast and is a short five minute drive from Gerringong village. The winery offers a large variety of table wines to tempt your taste buds. The Aboriginal Art and Culture Studio located in Bergin Street has an interesting blend of aboriginal weaving, painting and artists on site providing an interactive cultural experience. Regular entertainment takes place at the Gerringong Bowling & Recreation Club and Gerroa Boat Fisherman’s Club. Pics and Flicks screen the first Friday of the month at the Gerringong Town Hall.
Seven Mile Beach at Gerroa boasts secluded hideaways and magnificent vistas and is a short drive south of Gerringong. If you are interested in learning to surf then Seven Mile Beach is just the location with a selection of Surf Schools and experienced instructors to indulge your adventurous side.
If you have any energy left there’s three golf courses at Minnamurra, Jamberoo and Gerringong, two bowling clubs, monthly art and craft markets in Kiama, Gerringong and Jamberoo and produce markets in Kiama and Jamberoo.
The Kiama Coast Walk is a scenic coastal walking track that will really show you just how blessed by nature we are. This spectacular walking track hugs the coastline for over 22km, from Minnamurra in the north to Gerringong’s Werri Beach. Broken into three natural stages, the Walk is the best way to discover the natural beauty and history of the Kiama area, with the aid of interpretive signs. Pick up an informative Coastal Walk map from the Kiama Visitors Centre.
10 must do's
- Drop into the Kiama Visitors Centre at Blowhole Point for accommodation bookings,
free maps & information
- Discover the two Kiama Blowholes
- Take at least one walk – a heritage trail or the Kiama Coast Walk
- Visit the historic township of Jamberoo and continue on to the Illawarra Fly Tree Top Walk
- Take a walk through the Minnamurra Rainforest
- Visit Gerringong and Gerroa – take in the view of Seven Mile Beach, have a surf lesson
- Visit a local winery
- Take a wander through the Historic Terrace Houses
- Drive the Kiama Hinterland Tour and visit the spectacular Saddleback Mountain Lookout
- Let loose at Jamberoo Action Park
Accommodation in the Kiama Municipality ranges from 5 star B&B’s to seaside cottages, boutique motels, cabins, and even camping. For booking and information – contact the Kiama Visitors Centre on 4232 3322
or go online www.kiama.com.au