What to do and see in and around Kiama when staying at Terralong Terrace Apartments.
Fairgrounds Festival, situated in the idyllic town of Berry, harks back to festivals of the 70’s with gourmet eats, artisan markets, intimate artist experiences, Little Fairgrounds and craft workshops – there’s even a pool to make a splash in!
Now in its fourth year, Fairgrounds has established itself as an intimate festival experience like no other, hosting a carefully curated line-up of international and local artists across the magnificent Main Stage and the up-close-and-personal Windmill Stage.
Foodie rejoice! From lovingly prepared, locally sourced, long-table dining experiences to sun soaked hangs at Garden Bar, there’s abundant places to relax with friends and indulge in gourmet food and premium wine.
Friday, December 6, 2019
Saturday, December 7, 2019
Benji is doing a run of solo shows throughout December. You can catch him at The Hill in Gerringong!
Benji Fowler is widely known for fronting numerous successful NSW bands and musical projects. Since returning from a hiatus in remote Solomon Islands in 2015 Benji has formed Benji and the Saltwater Sound System. This band has quickly gained a reputation in the Australian music scene as an up and coming force to be reckoned with.
Benji’s music fuses pacific flavours with the raw sounds of the Australian East Coast. With a band behind him he creates hypnotic soundscapes underpinned by painfully catchy melodies. When you hear him solo his beautifully poignant lyrics and prowess for songwriting are unmistakable and mesmerising.
Sunday, December 8, 2019
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, December 15, 2019
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) & 2-5pm 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.
Monday, December 23, 2019
Monday, December 30, 2019
Wednesday, December 11, 2019
Wednesday, December 18, 2019
Christmas Day enjoy lunch with a delicious seafood buffet along with a selection of decadent desserts and a glass of sparkling on arrival whilst enjoying the views of Kiama Harbour.
Wednesday, December 25, 2019
Kiama hosts the Annual Kiama Show in January. Located at the Kiama Showground right beside Kiama’s Surf Beach, it is one of the most picturesque showgrounds in Australia. 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 gardening and cooking demonstrations. A good selection of food venues are also provided on site.
In addition the Show offers first class entertainment which includes rodeo, camel races, farmyard nursery, reptile show, street theatre, petite grande circus, climbing wall, carnival rides, stunt cars and stunt motor bikes events. Saturday night’s grand finale is a spectacular fireworks display.
Friday, January 24, 2020
Friday, January 24, 2020
Saturday, January 25, 2020
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.
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 Coast Walk, recently opened after 11 years in the making, is a 6 kilometre walking track extending from Loves Bay, on the southern outskirts of Kiama, to Werri Lagoon near Gerringong, south of Kiama.
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.