Family Friendly Things To Do in Kiama
We're always on the lookout for great family-friendly destinations within driving distance of Sydney. A little reprieve from our often overwhelming city and some connection time with our family away from screens and distractions is just what the doctor ordered. So, we're off to Kiama!
Just a 1 hour and 50-minute drive from Sydney, Kiama is a gorgeous seaside destination on the south coast of NSW that's big on family fun. Here are our top picks for things to see and do in Kiama.
Family-Friendly Things To Do in Kiama
1. Kiama Blowhole
No doubt the attraction that springs to mind when you think of things to do in Kiama, the Kiama Blowhole is the largest in the world! From the safe distance of the viewing platform, check out the spectacular plumes of water shooting skyward, then enjoy some lunch at the nearby picnic areas or have a wade in the rock pool in the warmer weather.
Location: Blowhole Point Road, Kiama
2. Kiama Coastal Walk
A pathway hugging 22km of sparkling coastline, the Kiama Coastal Walk begins at Minnamurra and will take you past headlands, rivers, beaches, the town centre, the Blowhole, Little Blowhole, beaches, and bays, finishing at Werri Beach. It's such a great way to see all the natural beauty of Kiama—and trust us, there's a lot!
Location: starts at Minnamurra Train Station but there are plenty of sections you can dip in and out of.
3. Kiama Farmer's Market
Held every Wednesday at Surf Beach, Kiama Farmers Markets are held from 2-5 pm in the winter and 3-6 pm in the summer, unlike most early-morning markets. Shop with picturesque views in front of you, with the opening of the markets signalled each week by the ringing of the bell. You'll find fruits, vegetables, oysters, local beef, honey, eggs, milk, sourdough, and lots more. It's a wholesome, family-friendly way to spend an afternoon in Kiama!
Location: Coronation Park, Kiama
4. A short drive away: Jamberoo Action Park
Just a 20-minute drive away, Jamberoo Action Park is well worth a trip during your adventures in Kiama. Rides include bobsledding, water slides, train rides, mini golf, chair lifts, inflatable tube rides and LOTS more thrilling fun. Billabong Beach is perfect for little splashers with its shallow areas and water spouts!
Location: 1215 Jamberoo Rd, Jamberoo
5. A short drive away: Illawarra Fly
Just a 30-minute drive from Kiama, adventurous families will love exploring the treetops with zip-lining experiences and treetop walks at Illawarra Fly. Check out the views from Knights Tower which sits 45 metres above forest ground level, or brave suspension bridges and flying foxes that will have you whizzing through the air.
Location: 182 Knights Hill Rd, Knights Hill
6. Pilots Cottage Museum
Built in 1881, Pilots Cottage Museum is now Kiama's maritime and regional museum. You'll learn about shipping, the cedar industry and bassalt quarries in the Region with fun artefacts and fascinating memorabilia from a time gone by. If you're a history buff, this is one of the best things to do in Kiama!
Location: Blowhole Point Rd, Kiama
7. Bombo Headland
Discover a truly unique landscape and one of the best things to do in Kiama at Bombo Headland, where the distinctive basalt columns transport you to another world. Shaped by the area's mining legacy and centuries of ocean forces, these rock formations are a geological wonder and an incredible sight to see—especially at sunrise.
Location: Bombo Headland, Kiama
8. Get Lunch at The Hill Bar + Kitchen
Situated in nearby Gerringong, The Hill Bar + Kitchen is the perfect place to grab a bite to eat whilst you're in the area. Soak up coastal views, and indulge in the menu that's bursting with sustainable food. Think modern Australian favourites, like locally sourced seafood, juicy hamburgers, gourmet pizzas, and hearty salads.
Location: 98 Fern St, Gerringong
9. Visit Minnamurra Rainforest Centre
At the beautiful Minnamurra Rainforest Centre, visitors can explore the intricate network of elevated walkways winding through the remnants of a once-extensive rainforest that graced the Illawarra region
Let your senses come alive to the soothing sounds of birdsong, feel the refreshing spray of waterfalls, and catch glimpses of rainforest inhabitants—perhaps encountering the superb lyrebird, eastern water dragon, or swamp wallaby.
Location: 345 Minnamurra Falls Road, Jamberoo
10. Stay at BIG4 Easts Beach Holiday Park Kiama
Discover the perfect beachfront escape for the entire family at BIG4 Easts Beach Kiama Holiday Park, just a stone's throw from the heart of Kiama.
Whether you're seeking a laid-back retreat with family-friendly amenities or gearing up for an adventure to explore the charms of the South Coast, BIG4 Easts Beach Kiama Holiday Park is your go-to destination. Nestled in a lush green valley with a scenic mountain backdrop, this expansive 35-acre park leads down to the golden sands and sparkling waters of Easts Beach.
Choose from a diverse range of fully self-contained accommodations tailored to various needs and budgets, with plenty of options for campers too.
Location: 30 Ocean St, Kiama
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