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Illawarra Environmental Education Centre

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Kiama Black Beach

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Maps end here

Kiama Black Beach

The rockpools at Black Beach are teeming with life and diversity that will spark curiosity and wonder for all ages. The black basalt sands along the beach are also a fascination and Kiama Harbour is home to several giant stingrays and pelicans that love to pay a visit when the fishers bring in their catch. If you are lucky enough to catch a south east wind then the blowhole will not disappoint, nor will the migrating humpback whales between May and June or returning September to November.

Transport Information

  • Tides will determine whether the day starts or finishes at the rockpools. Check with IEEC for arrival and departure points.
  • Meeting point on Shoalhaven St (opposite Black Beach reserve)
  • Departure point at Kiama Blow Hole (off Terralong Street, Kiama)
  • Short walk from Kiama train station

Illawarra EEC offers the following programs at Kiama 

Early Stage One/Stage One

Science and Technology, Living World

What’s Alive


Stage 3 - Science and Technology

Living World

CimateWatch Citizen Science program


Stage 6 - Investigating Science

Year 11  Depth Study

Module 2: Cause and Effect - Future of Kiama's rocky intertidal ecosystem