Travel to Kiama in Australia. Kiama is a town in the southern Illawarra, south of Wollongong, Australia.Located 90 minutes south of Sydney, it’s famous for its spectacular coastline and rural scenery. With a population of over 20,000, the local government area covers 256sq km with the main urban centers being Kiama, Gerringong, Jamberoo, Gerroa and Kiama Downs.Kiama has a rich heritage based on dairy farming and quarrying. Today’s economy remains strongly supported by rural activities as well as a burgeoning tourism industry. The area has a vibrant arts sector and a strong sense of community.Kiama is around 30 minutes past Wollongong, around 90 minutes from Sydney. Metroad 1 to the edge of the Sydney Metro, and National Route 1 south to Kiama.To get to downtown Kiama, catch a Cityrail train from Sydney or Wollongong. Trains run every hour or so, but it is worth checking the timetable before your trip. Kiama is part of the suburban network, and no reservations are possible. It is an easy walk from the train station to the beach, the blowhole, and the shopping centre.Off peak (weekends, and after 9am) return tickets are $10.80 for adults, and $5.40 for children. It is worth considering as a Sunday Funday destination, when a family can travel for $2.50 per person.Get off at the stop before Kiama right on Bombo Beach.A bicycle route stretches from Bulli in all the way down the coast to Kiama, with only a short stretch on the main road. The route from Dunmore station down to Kiama is all off-road or quiet road. There are a few steep hills going over the headlands as you come into Kiama, with the final one probably being the steepest. The cycleway follows the rail line for large parts of the final section. The railway tunnels through the headland, leaving the cyclist to ride over it.Kiama Municipal Library has Internet access for free.Wollongong and Sydney are both a day trip from Kiama. Further south towards Nowra, Jervis Bay and the South Coast.
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