Walking tours

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Step back in time and take a walk around our town.

Discover the history of our old buildings through words, photos and oral histories. 

Listen to people's memories of living and working in our local area - from taking part in the local agricultural show in the 1940s, to what happened when the circus came to town.

Our Kiama Library Walking Tours app includes four free walking tours for you to download and enjoy:

My place: a digital tour of Kiama

This self-guided walking tour introduces you to life in Kiama in earlier times, through the eyes and ears of past and present residents.

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Kiama's First World War

Walk the streets of Kiama and discover what life was like here during the First World War.

Take the 2.3 kilometre tour at your leisure, stopping along the way to learn about a soldier’s story and sites that are important to Kiama’s First World War history.

The tour has 15 stops, beginning at Kiama Library, then circling around the WWI recruitment camps at the Showground, continuing along the Coastal Walk, following the Waratah March down Terralong Street and past the Memorial Arch, and concluding at Black Beach.

Local History World War One 30th Battalion Kiama Station Aug 1916

Remembering Charmian Clift

A tour to the many places in Kiama that influenced Charmian Clift, one of Kiama's, and indeed Australia's, most famous writers.

Born in Kiama in 1923, Charmian went on to become a prize-winning writer, literary collaborator with husband George Johnston, and 1 of the most influential newspaper columnists in Australia in the 1960s.

Our app guides you to 12 locations that influenced her writings, and includes audio readings from Charmian's works that are related to each stop.

Charmian Clift walking tour

Lloyd Rees: the man, the landscape and his art

Introducing locations in Gerringong and surrounds where celebrated landscape artist Lloyd Rees created his significant South Coast works.

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Step 1.Go to the App Store (Apple) or Google Play (Android)

Step 2.Download the Kiama Library Tours app

Step 3.Select a tour from the list, and step back in time ...