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Kiama = blowhole

Yes, just like the pope is to the vatican so Kiama is forever linked to the blowhole. A lot of people trek here to view the famed spectacle. A lot of people never see it blowing. No, you need the right surf conditions, i.e. ideally a southerly swell of some magnitude coupled with a high tide and, hey presto, skyrocketing plumes of salt spray rent the landscape right before your eyes.
Speaking of blowholes, I actually hoped to see the "Big Poo". This was a sculptured piece erected, or perhaps laid would be a more apt term, in nearby Gerringong I think, that aroused national controversy. Me, I think some people need to get a sense of humour even if it was over a water treatment plant. For a while it outranked the blowhole in importance in Kiama, not an easy thing to do.
Sadly, it's not to be seen anymore and the right wing squares can get on with their life again.
Kiama itself is a very popular destination and rightly so. The rugged coastline and splendid backdrop of Kangaroo Valley make it very easy on the eye.

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  • Pros:Great coastline, pretty setting, good shopping, nice walks
  • In a nutshell:Great spot to visit, put it on your list
  • Last visit to Kiama: Jul 2006
  • Intro Updated Jul 10, 2006
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  • thegreynomad's Profile Photo
    May 5, 2010 at 2:14 PM

    Haven't been here for years.

  • balhannah's Profile Photo
    Dec 27, 2009 at 8:44 PM

    We saw the Blowhole at its best on our recent visit! Some people take risks on that rugged coastline, don't they!

  • craic's Profile Photo
    Aug 21, 2009 at 9:05 PM

    that caravan park in kiama has one of the best views ever! also the fish restaurants are great!

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