Kiama is the ideal coastal escape, offering you and the kids a fun-filled day of breathtaking beaches, blowholes and historic buildings.
Swap the city for sea air with a day trip to the beautiful coastal town of Kiama. Just over two hours from Sydney, it feels a world away. You'll discover spectacular coastline, stunning beaches, dramatic natural attractions and historic buildings. Set your own pace and enjoy the ocean views, relax in seaside cafés or find your perfect picnic spot.
Start your seachange by train
As the train makes its way to Kiama you'll enjoy an everchanging vista of bushland, lakes and coastline. After skirting the beautiful Royal National Park, you hug the coast before plunging inland, returning for glimpses of Lake Illawarra before you arrive on the shores of Kiama to start your adventure.
With Opal you can travel to this destination
The Opal card is an easy, convenient way of paying for your travel on public transport including trains, ferries, buses and light rail. It's the only card you'll need to get around. For further information visit the Opal website.
For more information on NSW TrainLink DayScapes, see the Plan your next DayScape in Kiama brochure (PDF).
What to see and do
No trip to Kiama is complete without a visit to the spectacular Kiama Blowhole. Formed by waves surging into an underground hollow, the Blowhole sends towering plumes of water into the air, sometimes up to 25 meters high. If the wind and waves are right, prepare for a drenching!
For more visitor information on Kiama Blowhole, check out the Kiama Tourism website
With panoramic ocean views, beautiful beaches and magnificent natural attractions, Kiama's coastline is the perfect place to explore on foot. On the Kiama Coast Walk you'll discover the stunning Minnamurra River, the dramatic Cathedral Rocks and Bombo Headland and both the big and little Blowhole. It's all within easy reach of picnic spots, cafes and public transport.
For more on how to explore Kiama on foot, check out the visitnsw.com website
If you like adventures with a little learning on the side, the Discover Kiama Tour is a fun, informative way to explore. You'll enjoy a half-day guided tour of the region's most popular natural attractions, including Saddleback Mountain, Seven Mile Beach, Cathedral Rocks, and the Kiama Blowhole, followed by lunch overlooking the rolling greens of the golf course.
For more information and bookings, check out the Kiama website
Established in 1887, the Kiama Lighthouse has been protecting ships in the Robertson Basin for over 100 years. Perched on Blowhole Point, the lighthouse now contains the historic Pilots Cottage Museum. The beautifully restored building and its displays offer you a fascinating insight into Kiama's past.
For directions and a map, check out the visitnsw.com website
Bonaira Native Gardens is a tranquil oasis just south of Kendalls Beach. Relax amongst the lush gardens filled with rainforest species, native wildflowers and winding streams. Or enjoy a picnic lunch in the magical surrounds.
Other ideas on Kiama area attractions, check out the visitnsw.com website
Plan your next DayScape
For train times and fares visit transportnsw.info