Kiama is the next town traveling south from Wollongong. Kiama has a slight suburban feel because it is at the end of the freeway. As a result this somewhat perfect town is becoming a dormitory suburb of Wollongong. Fortunately for this really nice centre heritage management is well and truly in place.

During the colonization of Australia, the Kiama area was settled by wheat farmers as the soil was volcanic and rain-swept unlike most of Australia. Many assisted migrants came from Northern Ireland on clearing leases and eventually half the marriages in the Kiama Anglican Church in a hundred years had Northern Irish Protestant ancestry. Kiama was one of the birthplaces of the Australian dairy industry with the first Dairy Factory (The Kiama Pioneer Factory) and first Dairy Co-operative in Australia.

Some really great old buildings have been preserved in Kiama.

With the exception of the Catholic Church  All of the churches are 100 year plus buildings.

The Kiama War Memorial has great profile in the cbd.

The two Kiama hotels are great and classic 100 year old pubs. The Railway is beautifully preserved and worth a look in plus refreshment.

At the Blow Hole site, the museum gives a great insight into the history of Kiama.

Be sure to have an overnighter at this great location.

Heritage diary





Fireplace Dump Station
General Store Bottled Gas
Internet Caravan
Camping 4WD
Kitchen Facilities Disabled access
Laundry Toilets
Campervans Accommodation
Meals   Airport
Pets Allowed Boat Ramp
Telephone Picnic Area
Roadside Rest Area Electricity
Scenic Swimming
Tap water   Thermal Area
Stream Water   Walking tracks
Rotary Club Lions Club
Gymnasium   Gardens
Winery Whitewater Rafting
Surfing Skydiving
Skiing Scenic Flights
Postal Service Police
Movie Location   Mountain Biking
Kayaking   Jet Boating
Information Hospital
Hang Gliding Golf Course