What to do and see in and around Kiama when staying at Terralong Terrace Apartments.
Kiama Seaside Markets are held the third Sunday of every month and on occasional public holidays. Extra markets are usually held in April & June and again in January.
Spend the day in beautiful Kiama and browse through the popular seaside craft market. Inspect the array of country craft, artisan and antique ware on display, as well as bric-a-brac, collectibles, plants and beautiful homemade items. A great shopping experience for the whole family, right in the heart of Kiama.
Definitely worth a visit!
Sunday, November 15, 2020
Established in 2003, the Kiama Makers and Growers Market is a make it, bake it, sew it, grow it market. It is held on the fourth Saturday of the month at Black Beach in beautiful Kiama, featuring delectable gourmet food, produce and handmade goods.
Managers, Claire Roberts and Kerrie Humphrey from HiViz Event Management and Promotions have taken the market to new heights, introducing more home grown, handmade, eco-friendly and sustainable products. Come and meet the makers, bakers and growers.
Stock up on plants and seedlings, spices, cakes, honey, jams, chili sauces and spices, olives, fudge, juices, handmade craft, fine jewelry, children’s and adult clothing, homemade soap and skin care, and eco-friendly products. Try the Street food on offer and listen to live music.
Saturday, October 24, 2020
Saturday, November 28, 2020
Kiama Farmers Market
The Kiama Farmers' Market runs every Wednesday down at the Surf beach (if it's raining it is held inside the Pavillion). Please note that the times vary 3-6pm in summer (October to April) & 3-5pm in Winter (April to October).
Stock up on fresh fruit and veggies, eggs, bread, honey, jams and chilli sauces. Lots of tasty things to eat and buy.
Wednesday, October 21, 2020
Wednesday, October 28, 2020
Wednesday, November 4, 2020
Wednesday, November 11, 2020
Wednesday, November 18, 2020
Wednesday, November 25, 2020
Australian surfers will get the opportunity to stoke their competitive flame with the announcement that Surfing NSW, Surfing Australia and the state branches will run the Australian Open of Surfing Tour 2020.
The series, which will feature a minimum of seven events, will take place in the latter months of 2020 and provide professional and aspiring surfers with the opportunity to win prize money and gain momentum going into 2021, this new tour coincides with the recent news that professional surfing would not recommence until the end of 2020.
The 2020 Australian Open of Surfing Tour will see events in:
Sunshine Coast, Qld – 19th – 20th September, 2020
Gold Coast, Qld – 31st October – 1st November 2020
Cronulla – 8th – 9th November, 2020
Victoria – Date and location TBC
Kiama – 22nd – 23rd November, 2020
Coffs Harbour – 29th – 30th November, 2020
Northern Beaches – 13th – 14th December, 2020
Sunday, November 22, 2020
Monday, November 23, 2020
Join them for their famous Christmas Market. Buy something unique for a loved one. They have fashion, homewares, candles, children and baby wear, jams, cakes, flowers, plants, street food and fun for the kids including the Matilda’s animal nursery. Theirs is a make it, bake it, grow it, sew it market so you will find something different for your Christmas gifts.
Sunday, December 13, 2020
The 173rd Kiama Show will be held in January 2021 . The longest running community event in the area, the Show is held on one of the most picturesque showgrounds in Australia, the Kiama Showground in Bong Bong Street, alongside Surf Beach.
The Kiama Show is the major event of the year that brings together business, agriculture and the community.
The Kiama Show includes traditional agricultural events including cattle, horses, showjumping, and wood chopping , the Kiama Showgirl competition, pet show, a wonderful array of over 2000 pavilion exhibits and a variety of cooking, craft and artistic demonstrations. A good selection of food venues are also provided on site.
Kiama Show offers first class entertainment including horse riding displays, whip cracking performances, farmyard nursery, street theatre, petite grande circus, climbing wall, carnival rides, and other activities for the whole family.
The Show concludes on Saturday night with a spectacular fireworks display.
Friday, January 22, 2021
Saturday, January 23, 2021
One of the main attractions is the Kiama Blowhole. Every year thousands of visitors come to see the spectacular large fountains of water created by the Blowhole. When the main Blowhole is not "blowing", check out the Little Blowhole a short drive or longer walk further south – it is often spouting when the Blowhole isn't due to its opposite position in relation to tides, currents and winds!
Kiama is a seaside town which features several popular surfing beaches, parks, numerous alfresco cafes and restaurants as well as boutique shops, day spas and indoor Leisure Centre for less clement weather. It is the first real country town south of Sydney and is also accessible by train. It is ideally located on the border of the Illawarra Region to the north and the Shoalhaven area to the south, so is the ideal base to explore the south coast of NSW. Its lush green hills, valleys and rainforest roll down to the sea, reminiscent of Ireland and other parts of the U.K. with its dry stone walls and dairy cattle.
Kiama is big on supporting its community with many local events and markets. Kiama Farmers market is held every Wednesday at Surf Beach all year round and offers fresh local produce and is a plastic bag free market. There is also a monthly Seaside market and a Growers and Makers market held once a month down at Black Beach. Other reoccuring events is the annual Kiama Show, Rotary classic car show and many sporting events such as Kiama Sevens Rugby tournament, fishing, surfing and running events.
A few minutes drive north of Kiama (or a 10 minute walk around the rocks) is Bombo Beach and Headland, followed by Cathedral Rocks, a natural spectacular rock formation. Continue north, you will arrive at Minamurra River and headland, where the Minamurra River flowing down from the Minnamurra Rainforest meets the Pacific Ocean – ideal for swimming, fishing and kayaking.
Jamberoo Action Park, situated just 10 minutes drive inland or due west from Kiama on the edge of Jamberoo village, is an exciting and popular theme park set amongst the rolling hills and valleys below the escarpment – a must for families with kids of all ages. It is open from September – April. If you continue driving up the mountains past Minamurra Rainforest you will come to the Illawarra Fly Treetop Walk, which provides a unique elevated and inspiring experience of the views, flora and fauna of the rainforest below.
The Kiama Coastal Walk is a stunning 22 km pathway accompanying our sparkling coastline. The walk is a mix of sealed pathways, beaches and grassed tracks - suitable for most levels of fitness. It stretches from Minnamurra River in the north to Gerringong in the south with several access points along the way. Stunning coastline worth exploring!
A 10 minute drive south of Kiama brings you to Gerroa and Seven Mile Beach National Park, from where you can either divert to Berry to enjoy the boutique shops and cafes or continue south to Jervis Bay for dolphin and whale-watching or swimming, snorkeling and picknicking at the endless white sand beaches such as Hyams Beach or Honeymoon Bay. Other attractions in the area include the Naval Air Museum at Nowra and vineyards such as Coolangatta Estate, the first vineyard in the area and historic homestead of Alexander Berry or Crooked River Winery in Gerringong with its spectacular views, great food and wine which also hosts many events.