Just 90 minutes south of Sydney, Kiama is recognised as the gateway to the scenic grandeur of the NSW South Coast. The Kiama area, with its signature stone-walled paddocks and famous oceanside Blowhole, packs some extraordinarily diverse tourist attractions.
The scenic gems include the Barren Grounds Bird Observatory at the top of Jamberoo Pass, the snorkelling playground of Bushrangers Bay, Carrington and Gerringong Falls and, of course, that Blowhole.
Located within easy walking distance of the town centre, the Blowhole is at its explosive best when seas running from the south-east send plumes of seawater soaring 60m. The Blowhole and nearby lighthouse on George Bass Point are both floodlit at night.
The Kiama court house on Terralong Street was designed by colonial architect Alexander Dawson and was completed in 186l, making it one of the oldest, surviving buildings on the South Coast.