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Kiama is the beachside town south of Sydney, in the Illawarra region, south of Wollongong, Australia. With the area established with farming, it has been a tourist destination for day trips and weekends from Sydney for over a century.
Just over 90 minutes south of Sydney by car, or just over 2 hours by rail, it's famous for its spectacular coastline and surrounding rural scenery. With a population of more than 20,000, the local government area covers 256 sq km; the main urban centres are Kiama, Gerringong, Jamberoo, Gerroa, and Kiama Downs / Minnamurra.
Kiama has a rich heritage based on dairy farming and quarrying. Today's economy remains strongly supported by rural activities as well as a burgeoning tourism industry. The area has a vibrant arts sector and a strong sense of community.

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