Towns & Villages


A relaxed life in a welcoming environment

Kiama is the commercial centre of our municipality. Once supported by the cedar getting, dairy and basalt industries, today tourism, accommodation, retail and the service industries drive our economy. 

In the north of our region, Minnamurra and Kiama Downs are a sports haven with great fishing, snorkeling and golfing. 

In Kiama Downs, a new housing precinct combines modern and affordable homes with retail businesses and spacious parkland. 

Jamberoo, a 15 minute drive into the hinterland from Kiama, is prime dairy country. Here you will find the award winning Minnamurra Rainforest and New South Wales's largest theme park, Jamberoo Action Park. 

Gerringong and Gerroa, 10 minutes south of Kiama, are famed for their beaches. Gerringong has a lively mix of light industrial business, excellent accommodation and shopping. You will also find an inspired residential precinct, the Elambra Estate, just ready for you to build your dream home and start your home-based business. 

Elambra Estate - Country Lifestyle, Rural living - when you buy land at Elambra Estate, you're buying a piece of the earth with a commitment to your environment and your lifestyle. Your new home is in dairy country fringed by the stunning Illawarra escarpment, 5 minutes to the beach. Coast meets Country - these days it's hard to find land like this.

Our region’s rich cultural history stretches back thousands of years to the original inhabitants from the Wodi Wodi tribe. This precious culture, as reflected in the Kiama Municipal Council’s Cultural Plan, continues to enrich our lives today and attracts thousands of visitors every year. When you return to Kiama from business in Sydney or a night out in Wollongong, when you notice the lack of traffic, inhale the clean air and take in a stunning ocean view, you’ll know you’ve made the right move.