Kiama family accommodation has long been in demand for good reason; its coastal and rural charm easily evokes the quintessential family holiday experience.
There is such a wide range of Kiama family accommodation offerings that there’ll be something to please even the most discerning traveller.
Seeking a unique South Coast farm stay, a contemporary beach shack, a luxury private home, or a seaside haven to set up camp? Perfect, because Kiama delivers the goods and everyone from the grandparents to the tiny tots will be impressed.
1. Beach Break Kiama
Just a 100-metre stroll to Kendalls Beach, Beach Break Kiama has delightful views of the Kiama Lighthouse from the veranda.
There are no busy roads to cross, and the park, beach and oval are nearby – all of which are great options for entertaining kids. The bedding configuration is one queen-sized bed and four single beds all with luxury linen is provided too. There’s also pin code access to the house, so there’s no need to worry about losing the keys.
2. Seven Mile Beach Holiday Park
Seven Mile Beach Holiday Park is located both on Seven Mile Beach and a bend of the Crooked River, making it well suited to camping trips with the extended family.
Everyone can choose their own adventure with glamping, camping and caravan sites sitting alongside the forest backdrop of Seven Mile Beach National Park. Immaculate amenities, pet-friendly premises, BBQs, a swimming pool and a tennis court are all yours to enjoy. If this option isn’t available, read our pick of Kiama’s best caravan parks for other options nearby.
3. La Terrasse Kiama
La Terrasse Kiama is a modern split-level home centrally located to Surf Beach and the Manning Street shopping and cafe precinct. The best part? A wide balcony boasting ocean views and a large entertaining patio – yes, please.
For a beautifully appointed home with stylish amenities, you can’t go past La Terrasse Kiama.
This three-bedroom property accommodates up to seven guests and has ample parking space for two cars. It’s not a party pad since it’s located in a quiet area, but it’s perfect for families or friends seeking a relaxed atmosphere with a well-equipped kitchen for entertaining.
The kitchen has an airy and inviting vibe.
4. Easts Beach BIG4 Holiday Park
The team at Easts Beach BIG4 Holiday Park sure know how to cater for everyone, particularly families.
Settle into the Seabreeze Cabin at Easts Beach BIG 4 Holiday Park.
Find powered caravan sites with ensuite facilities, or opt for the aptly named Ocean View Loft with a double-storey layout – ideal for an upstairs parents’ retreat.
Let the gentle sound of the waves lull you to sleep.
The onsite Sunny’s Aquaventure Park is great for the kids and there are seasonal family-friendly activities throughout the year. It’s also easy to navigate for those seeking an accessible caravan park in Kiama.
The beach is just a few steps away from your accommodation.
5. Surf Beach Holiday Park Kiama
Talk about prime position. Surf Beach Holiday Park looks directly over Kiama’s Main Beach, offers plenty of activities suitable for kids and has spotless facilities including a fab camp kitchen.
It’s a quiet location, about a 10-minute walk from the centre of town and is also pet-friendly (conditions apply). Find spacious two-bedroom cabins, cool campsites for stargazing antics, and ample space for your caravan too.
6. The Sebel Harbourside Kiama
Right from the get-go it’s evident that the Sebel is one of the best Kiama family accommodation offerings. It is a fantastic location for families to explore the town and its local attractions, check-in is a seamless process, and staff are always on hand to answer any questions you may have. There’s onsite a la carte dining and a casual snack-style menu at Yves bar and bistro to enjoy.
The Sebel Harbourside Kiama is ideally situated near the local attractions in town.
Immaculate rooms feature ocean or garden views, and fitness fiends will appreciate the 24/7 gym for guest use. Children and teens love the pool and tennis court here and yes, there are tasty kids’ meals available at the restaurant too.
Expect to find a cool colour palette and scenic outlook in the rooms here.
7. Bluewater Apartments
Bluewater Apartments features 22 apartments, families will suit including the two three-bedroom apartments with their self-contained kitchens to cook up a storm in.
Relax on the couch with a book in hand at Bluewater Apartments.
Bluewater is in prime position for exploring the town’s top attractions, like the Kiama Blowhole and it is an easy flat walk to the best cafes and restaurants in Kiama.
The bedrooms are generously sized.
8. Kiama Harbour Cabins
Perched on Blowhole Point the coveted Kiama Harbour Cabins book out quickly in holiday season. But, even when it’s ‘busy’ this place maintains a peaceful, easy feeling.
Their superb position overlooking the Pacific Ocean makes a great vantage point for whale watching. Be sure to enjoy the nearby Kiama Lighthouse walk and stroll into town for gourmet supplies – cook up in your self-contained kitchen then enjoy the results on your seaside balcony.
It’s a truly blissful Kiama holiday cabin experience complete with colourful birdlife and native gardens. Bonus points for its close proximity to the Kiama rockpools (great for the kiddies) for swimming.
9. Jamberoo Valley Farm
Farm stays are fast gaining traction as a wonderful way to reconnect with the essentials of life – nature, nurture and nourishing food. Jamberoo Valley Farm ticks all the boxes.
Jamberoo Valley Farm is a luxe countryside accommodation.
It’s a working permaculture farm featuring luxury farm-stay cottages with hinterland and ocean views all throughout the property. Aside from the mixed fruit and vegetable market gardens, it’s also home to pasture-raised, grass-fed cattle and free-range chickens. Kids just love interacting with the animals here! Plus, it’s close to the popular Jamberoo Action Park too.
Elegant country-style living awaits.
The huge wrap-around entertainment deck only adds to this quintessential but extremely elegant country stay.
The four poster bed is a dream come true.
10. Mystics Beach Bungalows
Mystics Beach Bungalows is one of the best places for families with children of all ages to stay near Kiama.
The beautifully renovated bungalows are located near the Minnamurra River and Mystics Beach, ranked by Tourism Australia as the third-best beach in the country, and a bucket-list break for surfers.
Each of the six low-key two-bedroom surf shacks comfortably fit a family of four.
Check-in for a family holiday at Mystics Beach Bungalows.
11. Schottländers’ Wagyu Farm Stay
Proponents of the paddock-to-plate philosophy who want to understand more about what they’re consuming can book a fun Schottländers’ Wagyu Farm Stay, which allows the kiddies to get some hands-on learning about environmentally sustainable and ethical farming practises.
Stay in the original farmhouse dating back to the 1920s to experience the Schottländers’ way of life first-hand where you can collect your eggs for breakfast, harvest seasonal fruit and veggies from the cottage garden and learn all about the wagyu cattle born and bred on the farm.
Toddlers obsessed with tractors will love watching the farm machinery in action, spotting native animals such as wallabies, kangaroos, wombats and echidnas and playing in the treehouse.
Give the kids a taste of the farm life at Schottländers’ Wagyu Farm Stay.
12. Dunoon Farmhouse
The sandstone used to build the historic Dunoon Farmhouse was hauled by horse and cart some 150 years ago, and you will feel like you have taken a step back in time during your stay at the hillside retreat – albeit with up-to-the-minute amenities.
Reconnect with nature at Dunoon Farmhouse.
Pick up a bottle of wine from Cupitt’s Estate and cheese from The Pines Kiama and enjoy a farmhouse-style lunch near the big-picture windows that frame the gorgeous views that stretch all the way to Kiama Beach.
Watch the kids at play from the hammock on the verandah.
The lovingly restored homestead is set on one of the oldest (and first) land holdings in Gerringong and is the ultimate destination for a family weekend away.
Soak in the huge tub of an evening once the kids are in bed.
13. Nirvana Seaside Cottages
You will feel like a rock star when you hole up at Nirvana Seaside Cottages, which marries music with surf culture just a stone’s throw from Werri Beach and Werri Lagoon.
Prepare to feel right at home in Nirvana Seaside Cottages.
The property comprises two separate dwellings – The Nirvana Cottage and The Loft Cottage – designed to accommodate two families, so you can bring the cousins along and make an occasion of it.
The light-filled cottage has books, toys and Lego for the kids, and a sunset seat purpose-built for sundowners. Salty-haired teens will appreciate the surf culture collectables and vintage vibe at the cottages, which are just a 12-minute drive from Kiama.
There’s a spacious backyard for kids to play.
14. Saddleback Grove
Saddleback Grove clings to a hillside overlooking rolling farmland and the open ocean stretched like too-tight denim around the curves of the coast.
Sit in the spa watching the colours in the cornflower blue sky fade to pink, then velvety ink, before retreating to the lounge room for games of charades around the log fire.
The expansive homestead, which has a ping pong table and games room, is best suited for a family with older children.
Saddleback Grove boasts plenty of cosy spaces for families to enjoy.
The oceanfront location in Kiama makes Amaroo an alluring spot for a family holiday. The expansive family home has multiple living areas with well-placed additions, like board games, beanbags and blankets to keep you warm as you snuggle down into the media room couch for afamily movie.
The restful family home sleeps eight people over five bedrooms, three bathrooms, a kitchen, multiple living areas and an outdoor deck with sun loungers. Be sure to mix up a few cocktails while the kids play in the heated pool and order Uber eats to deliver from one of the buzz-worthy local restaurants.
Familie will love the private pool at Amaroo in the warmer months.
16. Kelly Cottage
A five-minute drive away from Kiama takes you to Kelly Cottage which, right now, feels like the most perfect place to get a breath of fresh air on the planet.
Let your kids enjoy the mooing cows on this working farm overlooking the Jamberoo Valley, which is also home to horses, cows, calves, goats, dogs and cats. The owners of the three-bedroom cottage, which was built in 1922, also breed cavoodles, so the place is perfect for those who have a soft spot for puppies.
It’s not a surprise that Dovecote made our list of 100 Unique Stays Across Australia in the Unique Family Accommodation category. It is another hideout on rolling farmland that will make you want to return to the region again and again.
Dovecote The Headland is a luxe enclave set on 150 acres of farmland. (Image: Michael Nicholson)
Fire up the wood-fired pizza oven and harvest some fresh herbs from the kitchen garden so you can eat a homemade dinner on the verandah of this cute cottage with a green-on-blue view of nature.
You won’t get sick of the scenic views at Dovecote. (Image: Kathryn Durham)
This article was written by Roxanne Williams with entries 10-17 written by Carla Grossetti.
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