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Kiama

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Introduction

Kiama is a major town in a coastal location close to 120 km south of Sydney. It provides several attractions for site visitors and is well-suited for families holidays. The town is stuffed with excellent purchasing and eating facilities, and Kiama getaway rentals dot the coastline in the form of cosy cottages, luxury properties and well-appointed residences.

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Sights and Activities

Kiama can be a lively seaside city and is normally buzzing with things to do. The Kiama Seaside and Produce Markets are often a great outing for the family because they can sample community foods and pick out souvenirs for themselves. Nearer towards the water, the Surf Beach has become one of the very best family-friendly shorelines in Australia. Completely patrolled, the shore is adjacent to shopping amenities, cafes and places to eat. 7 Mile Beach is yet another wonderful choice, especially for beginner level surfers. People looking to swim in gentler waters can head to Kiama Harbour, where there are 2 rock swimming pools suitable for swimming.

Kiama Harbour is gorgeous, particularly in summer time when the Norfolk Pines are all lit up. There is an imposing white lighthouse plus a visitors centre where you can find out all about the activities your family members can partake in.

Best of all though, Kiama’s major attractions are its blowholes. In fact, the name Kiama is actually a derivative of Kiaram-a, which when translated from Aboriginal language indicates the place the sea tends to make a sound.

On land, the area boasts numerous kilometres of marked coastal trails intended for hiking and biking. Not far from Kiama is the Minnamurra Rainforest Centre, which tends to make for an excellent family day vacation. Families usually take a tour of this dense rainforest and look at its fifty metre waterfall. For grown ups, there are a selection of wineries in the area, where wine tasting and tours can be done. The Crooked River Winery and Roselea Vineyard are two of the best in Kiama.

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Getting There

By Plane

Sydney Airport is the nearest major airport, about 1.5 hours away.

By Train

There's also a train that connects Sydney and Kiama.

By Car

Only about ninety minutes south of Sydney by motor vehicle, this is the easiest way to get to Kiama.

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Getting Around

By Car

The town’s beaches and other sights are mostly in excess of several miles away, so it's best to use a car when in town.

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Eat

Kiama is crammed with an assortment of family-friendly eateries. There are plenty of cafes, pizzerias and also a la carte lunch places that include children’s menus. Holiday rentals in Kiama virtually all feature totally stocked kitchens and some even incorporate barbeques, so home-cooked meals are often a good alternative. The town’s main shopping centre consists of a grocery store, where you can stock up on all the essentials for your holiday rental.

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Keep Connected

Phone

See also International Telephone Calls

Post

Australia Post is the government's postal service. Most suburbs will have at least one post office. A standard letter or postcard sent within Australia will cost $0.60. Internationally, it costs $1.70 to send postcards anywhere in the world. Letters cost $1.85 to send within the Asia Pacific region and $2.60 to anywhere else in the world.[1]. It is also possible to send things as parcels or by express mail.

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References

  1. 1 Australia Post. Sourced 10 May 2013

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