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Kiama Heights is a semi-rural locality in the Illawarra, south of Kiama in New South Wales, Australia. It is located on the coast of the Tasman Sea on either side of the Princes Highway.At the 2016 census, it had a population of 814.
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.
New South Wales is a state on the east coast of Australia. It borders Queensland to the north, Victoria to the south, and South Australia to the west. Its coast borders the Tasman Sea to the east. The Australian Capital Territory is an enclave within the state. New South Wales' state capital is Sydney, which is also Australia's most populous city. In March 2019, the population of New South Wales was over 8 million, making it Australia's most populous state. Just under two-thirds of the state's population, 5.1 million, live in the Greater Sydney area. Inhabitants of New South Wales are referred to as New South Welshmen.
The Tasman Sea is a marginal sea of the South Pacific Ocean, situated between Australia and New Zealand. It measures about 2,000 km (1,200 mi) across and about 2,800 km (1,700 mi) from north to south. The sea was named after the Dutch explorer Abel Janszoon Tasman, who was the first recorded European to encounter New Zealand and Tasmania. British explorer Captain James Cook later extensively navigated the Tasman Sea in the 1770s as part of his first voyage of exploration.
The climate is humid subtropical (Köppen: Cfa), but areas like Bare Bluff or the Billys Lookout Observatory in the southern extreme have an oceanic climate (Cfb), being the northernmost places in this climatic category along the Australian coast.
A humid subtropical climate is a zone of climate characterized by hot and humid summers, and cold to mild winters. These climates normally lie on the southeast side of all continents, generally between latitudes 25° and 35° and are located poleward from adjacent tropical climates. While many subtropical climates tend to be located at or near coastal locations, in some cases they extend inland, most notably in China and the United States, where they exhibit more pronounced seasonal variations and sharper contrasts between summer and winter, as part of a gradient between the more tropical climates of the southern coasts of these countries and the more continental climates of China and the United States’ northern and central regions.
The Köppen climate classification is one of the most widely used climate classification systems. It was first published by the German-Russian climatologist Wladimir Köppen (1846–1940) in 1884, with several later modifications by Köppen, notably in 1918 and 1936. Later, the climatologist Rudolf Geiger introduced some changes to the classification system, which is thus sometimes called the Köppen–Geiger climate classification system.
An oceanic climate, also known as a marine climate or maritime climate, is the Köppen classification of climate typical of west coasts in higher middle latitudes of continents, and generally features cool summers and cool but not cold winters, with a relatively narrow annual temperature range and few extremes of temperature, with the exception for transitional areas to continental, subarctic and highland climates. Oceanic climates are defined as having a monthly mean temperature below 22 °C (72 °F) in the warmest month, and above 0 °C (32 °F) in the coldest month.
Gosford is a New South Wales suburb located in the heart of the Central Coast Region, about 76 kilometres (47 mi) north of the Sydney CBD. The suburb is situated at the northern extremity of Brisbane Water, an extensive northern branch of the Hawkesbury River estuary and Broken Bay.
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 many day-trippers and people wanting to stay numerous nights.
Nowra is a town in the South Coast region of New South Wales, Australia. It is located 160 kilometres (99 mi) south-southwest of the state capital of Sydney With its twin-town of Bomaderry, as at the 2016 census, Nowra had an estimated population of 35,795. It is also the seat and commercial centre of the City of Shoalhaven. Geologically, the city is situated in the southern reaches of the Sydney basin.
Gerringong is a town located about ten minutes drive south of Kiama in the Illawarra region of New South Wales, Australia in the Municipality of Kiama. At the 2016 census, Gerringong had a population of 3,966. One theory says that the name derives from an Aboriginal word meaning "fearful place".
Jamberoo is a town approx 11 km inland from Kiama on the South Coast of New South Wales, Australia in the Municipality of Kiama. At the 2016 census, Jamberoo had a population of 1,636. The town's name is derived from an aboriginal word meaning 'track'.
Bombo is a suburb of the Municipality of Kiama, in the Illawarra Region of New South Wales, Australia. It is located 2 kilometres (1.2 mi) from Kiama.
The Municipality of Kiama is a local government area in the Illawarra region of New South Wales, Australia. The area is situated south of Shellharbour and the City of Wollongong and is located adjacent to the Pacific Ocean, the Princes Highway and the South Coast railway line.
Minnamurra is a suburb in the Illawarra region of New South Wales, Australia, in the Municipality of Kiama. It has a station on CityRail South Coast line. The Minnamurra River flows into the ocean at Minnamurra. There is a sandy beach and a sand spit at the river mouth.
Upper Kangaroo River is a small village in the Southern Highlands of New South Wales, Australia, in Shoalhaven City Council. It is located on the Kangaroo River, a tributary of the Shoalhaven River. At the 2016 census, it had a population of 122.
Toolijooa is a small village in the Municipality of Kiama, Illawarra, New South Wales, Australia.
Willow Vale is a small town in New South Wales, Australia, in the Municipality of Kiama. It is made up of residences, dairy farms, and more recently the Crooked River Winery.
Foxground is a locality in the Municipality of Kiama, in the Illawarra region of New South Wales, Australia. It is located two kilometres from the Princes Highway, 10 kilometres south west of Kiama. Broughton Creek flows through the valley.
Gerroa is a coastal town in the Municipality of Kiama, in the Illawarra region of New South Wales, Australia 133 kilometres south of Sydney. It is considered to be the southernmost town in the Illawarra region. Nearby towns are Gerringong, Kiama and Berry.
Curramore is a rural locality north of Jamberoo, New South Wales in the Municipality of Kiama. At the 2016 census, it had a population of 193.
Werri Beach is a town in the Illawarra, south of Kiama and immediately north of Gerringong in New South Wales, Australia. It is located on the coast of the Tasman Sea to the east of the Princes Highway. At the 2016 census, it had a population of 562.
Broughton Village is a locality on the border of the Kiama and Shoalhaven local government areas in New South Wales, Australia. It lies on the Princes Highway about 18 southwest of Kiama and 39 km north of Nowra and on Broughton creek. At the 2016 census, it had a population of 86. Broughton Village is to not to be confused with Broughton, a locality that lies to its immediate southwest or Broughton Vale, which lies to its immediate northwest.
Meroo Meadow is a suburb in the City of Shoalhaven in New South Wales, Australia. It lies on the Princes Highway about 33 southwest of Kiama and 9 km north of Nowra. At the 2016 census, it had a population of 472.
Rose Valley is a locality in the Municipality of Kiama, in the Illawarra region of New South Wales, Australia. It lies west of the Princes Highway to the west of Gerringong about 130 km south of Sydney. At the 2016 census, it had a population of 76. It had a public school from 1868 to 1877 and 1884 to 1904.
Bellbird Heights is a locality in the City of Cessnock in the Hunter Region of New South Wales, Australia. It was first subdivided in 1923 as Crossing Estate, and was gazetted as Bellbird Heights in 1971.
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