In 1819 the surveyor James Meehan surveyed the district by land and
the surveyor-general Oxley explored the area, which he called ‘Kiarami’.
Several years later, he reserved the land adjacent to the harbour for the development of a township,
with surveys being carried out in 1830 and 1831. Proclaimed in 1836, Kiama was
declared a Municipality in 1859.
Today there are still many historical buildings to be enjoyed,
pick up the heritage walks leaflet from the visitor centre.
With the direct link to Sydney, improvements in the roads, as
well as the many other local tourist attractions, Kiama draws
visitors from all over New South Wales and Australia, catering for
the day tripper and those staying longer.
Check out our listing of Kiama
South Coast accommodation.
In addition to our listed online travel guide information, contact the local tourism visitor centre for your destination for more attractions, tours, local maps and other information.