Getting to Kiama
Wherever you are coming from there are plenty of options for your travel to Kiama.
Train: From Central Station in Sydney it is an easy and scenic 2 hour train ride to Kiama, with trains departing approximately every hour. See http://www.sydneytrains.info/timetables/#landingPoint for South Coast Timetables.
Drive: The Princes Hwy (A1) runs south from Sydney, or the Grand Pacific Drive, Hume Hwy/Illawarra Hwy is quickest from Canberra. If you are driving from Sydney and have some time, don't be shy about taking the long way and driving across the Sea Cliff Bridge (follow the signs to Stanwell Park).
Kiama is about 120kms from Sydney – about 40 minutes drive south from Wollongong (not including the scenic diversion!)
Fly: Flights to Illawarra Regional Airport are available Monday – Friday from Brisbane and Melbourne. See the https://jetgo.com/ website for more information.
Getting around Kiama
Walking around Kiama is easy and relaxing, with the centre of town full of shops and cafes and accommodation nearby.
Shuttle Buses: https://www.shoalhavenshuttle.com/ offer airport transfers and custom tours
Taxi: http://www.kiamacabs.com.au/ are a local taxi company operating in the area.
By Car: There is plenty of parking around Kiama, some of it is time restricted so be sure to check the signs.
There's plenty to do and see once you get to Kiama and in the nearby area. The Shoalhaven region is well supported by wineries with 15 wineries in the area and regular wine tours. Foodies are also well catered for.
If you have a car why not head south to Berry and up the scenic Kangaroo Valley to Bowral and Berrima, or take in some nature at Budderoo National Park, from the Saddleback Mountain lookout or along the beautiful southern coastline? Click here for more information about local attractions.
There are plenty of accommodation options in Kiama and we have secured two great options for you.
Kiama Coast Holiday Parks
Kiama Coast Holiday Parks will be offering a 25% discount on their rates for the three town Parks – Kiama Harbour Cabins (ph 4232 2707), Surf Beach Holiday Park (ph: 4232 791) and Kendall’s on the Beach Holiday Park (ph: 4232 1790)’. Check out their website www.kiamacoast.com.au. Luxurious 1, 2, and 3 bedroom cabins available. Discounts available on stays of up to 7 nights.
To get the discount, book your cabin before mid-August by calling your preferred Holiday Park, telling them you are attending the Palliative Care Conference, and pay a holding deposit. Balance due on arrival.
Get your cabin-colleagues together, and enjoy accommodation right on the beach, and easy walking distance to the Kiama Pavilion (Conference venue).
Offering Superior Rooms, Studio Apartments or Balcony Rooms at the Government rate.
Call them to make a booking and simply tell them you are attending the conference and require the Government rate (you must provide evidence of your Government employment status at check-in)
T: +61 2 4230 7500
Other accommodation options can be found on the following websites: