Kiama Downs

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Kiama Downs
Wollongong,  New South Wales
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Aerial view: Kiama Downs to the left and centre, and Minnamurra to the right.
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Kiama Downs
Coordinates 34°38.5′S150°51.0′E / 34.6417°S 150.8500°E / -34.6417; 150.8500 Coordinates: 34°38.5′S150°51.0′E / 34.6417°S 150.8500°E / -34.6417; 150.8500
Population5,004 (2016 census) [1]
Postcode(s) 2533
LGA(s) Municipality of Kiama
State electorate(s) Kiama
Federal Division(s) Gilmore
Suburbs around Kiama Downs:
Dunmore Minnamurra
Jamberoo Kiama Downs Tasman Sea
Kiama Bombo

Kiama Downs is a suburb of the town Kiama in the Illawarra region south of Sydney, Australia. Renowned for its picturesque beaches and seaside views, it is about 3 km (2 mi) north of Kiama and is bordered by the Minnamurra River to the northwest and Jones Beach to the east.

Kiama, New South Wales Town in New South Wales, Australia

Kiama is a coastal town 120 kilometres south of Sydney in the Illawarra. One of the main tourist attractions is the Kiama Blowhole. Kiama features several popular surfing beaches and caravan parks, and numerous alfresco cafes and restaurants. Its proximity to the south of Sydney makes it an attractive destination for a large number of day-trippers and people wanting to stay numerous nights.

Illawarra Region in New South Wales, Australia

Illawarra is a region in the Australian state of New South Wales. It is a coastal region situated immediately south of Sydney and north of the Shoalhaven or South Coast region. It encompasses the cities of Wollongong, Shellharbour and the town of Kiama.

Minnamurra River river in New South Wales, Australia

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There is a bakery, cafe, pharmacy, supermarket, take-away store, and general practice on Johnson Street.

The western part of the suburb, west of Riverside Drive, is informally known as Gainsborough.

Gainsborough, New South Wales, Australia is a residential estate forming part of the suburb of Kiama Downs in the Municipality of Kiama. This is a relatively new urban area bordering Kiama Downs and Jamberoo. A new section of the Princes Highway was opened to the west of Gainsborough in late 2005. The name Gainsborough is derived from the original estate name of the development which was based on painters names, you can find many artists names in the suburban streets of Gainsborough. The Gainsborough Estate was developed by The Homes Corporation of Australia in the early 1980s and the nickname for the suburb was adopted by all of the residents.

Kiama Downs does not have a school or a railway station. The nearest public primary school is Minnamurra Public School and the nearest public high school is Kiama High School. The nearest railway stations are Minnamurra and Bombo.

The biggest beach is Jones Beach, about one kilometre long, between Minnamurra Point and a headland 30 metres high, of the southern Cathedral Rocks

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References

  1. Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Kiama Downs (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 12 July 2017. OOjs UI icon edit-ltr-progressive.svg