Kiama is a coastal holiday destination in the southern portion of Illawarra, just to the south of Wollongong and Sydney. The area around Kiama holiday villas is noted for its dramatic coastal scenery and rural landscapes, in a region known for its dairy farming.
A little way north of Kiama self-catering holiday rentals are a number of excellent, lifeguarded beaches, ideal for swimming and all the usual beachfront activities. Surfing is popular here – so much so that there are surf competitions and festivals held at some of the nearby beaches. Among the most frequented are Bombo Beach, Kendalls Beach, Mystics Beach and Easts Beach.
The immediate shoreline next to Kiama holiday villas is known for its rugged scenery. There are a few interesting features to take in and perhaps the most dramatic is the Kiama Blowhole. This narrow natural arch can force water at such speeds that it can spray at least 20 metres – if the weather conditions are right. There’s another, smaller version of this feature a few hundred metres south of the Kiama Blowhole.
If you’re a golf enthusiast visiting Kiama self-catering holiday accommodation then you’ll be able to find a number of great golf courses close by. Kiama Golf Club is the closest, and boasts a challenging 18-hole course right on the coast. Other options within a half-hour radius include Kangaroo Vallley, Calderwood Valley and Wollongong.
The city of Wollongong would be a good option for a daytrip from a self-catering villa in Kiama. It’s considered a prime destination for swimming and surfing, with access to the Royal National Park, which is ideal for nature walks and offers some fantastic, completely unspoiled beaches.
Sydney is a scenic drive from self-catering holiday villas in Kiama and features a tremendous wealth of world-class sights and experiences. There’s the Harbour Bridge and the Sydney Opera House, which are both instantly recognisable. Other landmarks and attractions include the Olympic Park and the Sydney Tower, which is the tallest building in the city.
Kiama holiday villas are found in a part of the country with an oceanic climate, which makes for warm or moderately warm weather from as early as September through to April. The hottest months are September, January and February, while winter bring a mixture of mild and moderately cool conditions.
Kiama self-catering holiday accommodation can be reached from the UK by Flying from London Heathrow (LHR) to Sydney (SYD) with Qantas or British Airways, and then making the 90 minute drive down the New South Wales coast to your holiday destination.