Kiama, Australia

Kiama by annemarie51
Kiama, a photo by annemarie51 on Flickr.

Kiama. The Lighthouse 

Kiama is a township 120 kilometres south of Sydney in the Illawarra, New South Wales, Australia in the Municipality of Kiama. At the 2006 census, Kiama had a population of 12,286 people.  Kiama is named after the world’s famous blowhole which is the town’s major attraction. The blowhole creates a loud sound and this is where the word Kiama was derived which in the local native language refers to a place where the Sea makes a noise.

The town was originally built in the late 19th century and was used to house quarry workers. Today, the town has been built with a mixture of history, heritage and the modern world, thus, the spectacular terrace built on a tree-shaded setting. The seaside town features several popular surfing beaches, caravan parks and numerous alfresco cafes and restaurants. Its proximity to the south of Sydney makes it an attractive destination for a large number of day trippers. (source: Kiama accommodation)