Kiama is about two hours drive from Sydney. It is popular for its blowhole. It was explained in a Kiama Tourist website how Blowhole happens. They said, “When the winds are coming from the South East then waves enter the mouth of the Blowhole & compress the air within the inner cavity. Contrary to popular belief the tides do not have any bearing on the performance of the blowhole. The escaping air causes the loud “oomph”, which accompanies the water spout. Over many years the Blowhole will become less vigorous, as the underground cavity erodes due to the pounding waves.As the retreating water leaves, it is forced upward by the compressed air, as the mouth is still blocked by the receding wave. The strength varies according to the wind, waves and tides, and when it’s pumping, it always draws a crowd.” When we were there, there was hardly any water spout but I however have previously seen it a number of times in the past.
The best ways to see the stunning beauty of Kiama is on foot. There is a spectacular Coastal Walk that expands 22 kilometre from Minnamurra and wanders past the pretty headlands, spectacular beaches, Kiama’s little town centre (with lots of artsy-crafty shops) to Blowhole Point. The coastal walk continues towards the Little Blowhole where you will go past more beautiful beaches and bays before getting to Werri Beach. We only did a short section of the walk where we started at Kiama Surf Beach via the Blowhole, Kiama Harbour (we strolled through the seaside market – which is on every third Sunday of the month) to Town Centre for a nice lunch.