Easts Beach Kiama is a gorgeous place to take some time out with the kids. Its become an annual tradition for my sister and I to meet down there for a few days with our kids. We’ve got seven children between us and its nice to let them go off on their BMX adventures while we have the chance to chillax by the ocean. The park has its own massage studio, but having the chance to read the paper was enough for me!
Kiama is less than two hours drive (130km) south of Sydney, so its perfect for a short trip away. We always stay at the Big 4 holiday park at Easts Beach Kiama. The park is nestled between very pretty countryside and the ocean, making an idyllic backdrop for a few days away.
The park itself has everything you would want for young kids: Its located on absolute beachfront with a jumping pillow, games room with soft play area for the little ones, a resort-style swimming pool with spa plus a brand new water park. The park has quiet ‘roads’ for the kids to ride on. You really don’t have to leave and well, we didn’t!
During the school holidays the park has organised activities for the kids, but we love just being… And taking in the gorgeous view.
Because my kids are crazy, the winter chill didn’t stop them from swimming in the ocean or the swimming pool. Easts Beach is sheltered and calm – perfect for little ones.
Easts Beach is also a great starting point for a hike to the lessor known, but arguably more spectacular Little Blowhole.
Whale Watching in July
While July isn’t necessarily the best time for splashing in the water, it is the perfect time for whale watching.
From late May to end July humpback whales head north toward the warmer waters of Queensland. We must have spotted about 20 whales in three days from the deck of our cabin. It was so special to sit back with a cup of tea in the still of the morning and watch the odd whale coming up for air… Just magic.
Things to do in Kiama
The township of Kiama is a very short drive away from Easts Beach. There’s a cute town to explore (the lolly shop amongst the row of historic terrace houses is a big favourite!) and a great park for the kids. If you time your stay right you can visit the monthly markets on Kiama’s central Black Beach:
- Seaside craft markets: 3rd Sunday of each mont, 9am – 3pm
- Farmers market: Every Wednesday 2-5pm (winter) 3-6pm (summer)
- Produce market: 4th Saturday of each month, 8am – 1pm
Kiama is most famous for its blowhole – a natural rock formation that forces spectacular plumes of water up to 20 metres in the air. The blowhole is floodlit at night until 1am and is well worth the visit.
There’s also more lovely beaches in the area. During our last visit we checked out Cathedral Rocks at the end of Jones Beach in Kiama Downs. The drive to Kiama heading south from (or north to) Helensburgh is gorgeous. There’s loads of lovely beachside towns to explore.
If you are in the area I would also totally recommend a visit to HARS Aviation Museum (great fun for a few hours) and a trip up to the Illawarra Fly Treetop and Zipline Adventure as well to get the adrenalin pumping.
Easts Beach Kiama: The Lowdown
- Where is it: 30 Ocean Street Kiama, 30 minutes south of Wollongong, NSW.
- How much is it? It really depends… You can go caravan-park-luxe with an Ocean Front Villa or take your tent. There are always specials for Big 4 members.
- When to go? This place would be awesome in summer, especially with the new water park and beach on your doorstep, but we loved it in winter too.
This isn’t a sponsored post, its just a beautiful place to visit.