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Kiama Blowhole & Lighthouse

South Coast NSW



Distance (kms):

0.4 kms

Time (hrs):

Allow 30 mins

Elevation gain (m):

2 m

Max. elevation (m):

20 m

Difficulty (Grade):

Easy (Grade 2)

Route type:





2WD Sufficient

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A wonderful blowhole, touted as being the largest in the world, situated on a pristine section of coastline near rockpools and a historic lighthouse.

This heavily trafficked walk starts from the car park at the end of Blowhole Point Road in Kiama. 

Kiama Blowhole is touted as being the largest blowhole in the world, with a 2.5 m wide opening in the rocky Blowhole Point Headland.

When a southeast swell meets the high tide, plumes of water are shot up to 30 metres into the air.

There are multiple accessible viewing platforms allowing visitors to view the blowhole, as well as the rest of the rocky headland, from multiple vantage points. The vantage points are connected by concrete paths.

The blowhole is situated on an idyllic headland, which is also home to the Kiama Lighthouse and Blowhole Point Rock Pool.

The lighthouse was built in 1887and is 15.5 metres tall and sits 36.5 metres above sea level. There is no public access available to the inside of the lighthouse.

The headland is a great place to spend the day, with BBQs, picnic tables and playground facilities, as well as a number of nearby cafes.

Track: The track to the viewing platforms are relatively flat. The upper viewing platform is wheelchair accessible, however a set of stairs means the lower viewing platforms are not. The walk is well-signed and easy-to follow.

Difficulty: The track is short and suitable for all fitness levels. Be sure to stay behind the fenced area. The rocks around the blowhole are very slippery and dangerous and the blowhole can spray unexpectedly. It is advised to supervise children at all times. 

Direction: This is an out-and back track that returns the way it came. 

getting there

This walk starts from the car park at the end of Blowhole Point Road in Kiama, 10.75 hours drive south of Brisbane, or 2 hours drive south of Sydney.

The car park is very small, with limited street parking, and is not suitable for large vehicles, such as caravans and motorhomes.

best time to go

The walk can be completed year-round.

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Remember, whenever venturing into the outdoors, practice the Leave No Trace principles and be considerate of others. This means: dispose of your waste properly, don't remove things or move things from their natural position and respect all wildlife. Also be sure to plan ahead and adequately prepare for any adventure. 

I respectfully acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the land on which all activities listed on this website are found, as well as Elders past, present and emerging. I strive to not promote sites where requests have been made for people not to explore due to the cultural significance of the site to Indigenous peoples, or note how to respectfully visit a site. If I have a promoted a site with cultural significance, please send me a message and let me know.   

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