Walking tours

Step back in time and take a walk around our town. Learn about the history of some of the beautiful 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.

The library now has three walking apps available for you to download.

  • Lloyd Rees: the man, the landscape and his art
    This tour introduces you to locations in Gerringong and the surrounds where celebrated landscape artist Lloyd Rees created his significant South Coast works.
  • My Place: a digital tour of Kiama
    This tour guides you through life in Kiama in earlier years through the eyes and ears of its residents - both past and present.
  • Remembering Charmian Clift  
    Our most recent walking tour app guides you to the many places in Kiama that influenced Charmian Clift - one of Kiama's, and indeed Australia's, most famous writers. Charmian was born in Kiama in 1923, and went on to become a prize-winning writer, literary collaborator with husband George Johnston, and one of the most influential newspaper columnists in Australia in the 1960s. The app guides you to 12 locations that influenced her writings, and includes audio readings from Charmian's works that are related to that particular stop.

These apps can be downloaded onto any device for free. Click on the links above to download each app, or for Apple devices use the App Store, or Play Store for Android devices. Search for 'Kiama library tour' to download the apps.


Walking app