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Kiama Downs, NSW

Kiama Downs, just south of Minnamurra and north of Bombo and Kiama, is a charming coastal suburb located in the Illawarra region of New South Wales. About 1.5 hours south of Sydney, this idyllic community offers a peaceful and relaxed lifestyle, surrounded by natural beauty and plenty of amenities.

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It’s a coastal suburb known for its stunning beaches, scenic views, and its close proximity to the popular tourist destination of Kiama. Explore the many attractions and features that make Kiama Downs a desirable place to visit or live.

Jones Beach is a popular surfing spot in Kiama Downs, with a northeast orientation that attracts surfers and beachgoers alike. The beach is home to the local boardriders’ club and staffed by Surf Lifesaving Club volunteers, ensuring a safe and enjoyable experience for everyone. Across the street from Jones Beach, you’ll find cafes, a grocery store, and the popular coastal eatery serving fish and chips.

Kiama Downs and Jones Beach

Cathedral Rocks

The southern end of Jones Beach is home to the stunning Cathedral Rocks, a natural rock formation sculpted by years of weathering and erosion. These distinctive rocks provide breathtaking views of the coast and are a great spot for photography, especially at sunrise. Take a stroll down to the southern end of Jones Beach to admire the awe-inspiring Cathedral Rocks and capture memories to last a lifetime.

Cathedral Rock

Minnamurra Whale Watching Platform

Heading north from Jones Beach, you’ll come across the Minnamurra Whale Watching Platform, offering breathtaking views of the coast and its wildlife. The platform is the perfect place to catch a glimpse of whales as they migrate along the coast, and it’s also a great spot for observing other marine life. Make sure to bring your binoculars and camera, and plan your visit for the best chance of spotting whales.

Residential Development

Kiama Downs has experienced growth in recent years, with the expansion of housing and the restoration of the old quarry land for residential use. The community now offers a variety of houses for sale Kiama Downs, from older homes to newer developments, providing something for everyone.

Overall, Kiama Downs offers a peaceful and idyllic lifestyle, surrounded by natural beauty and plentry of great amenities, and if you’re looking for a nice vacation (or a more permanent move), Kiama Downs is a great place to call home.

Nearest Airport: Kingsford Smith

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Popular Activities

  • Bush Walking
  • Golfing
  • Kayaking
  • Sightseeing
  • Swimming
  • Beach
  • Surfing

About Kiama Downs

  • Locality: Suburb
  • Kiama Downs Postcode: 2533
  • State: New South Wales
  • Region: South Coast
  • Latitude: -34.64513
  • Longitude: 150.85121
  • Elevation: 45m
  • Population: 5004
  • Median Income: $37232
  • Area (Sq/km): 3.804
  • Timezone: Australia/Sydney

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