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Minnamurra, NSW

Located in the Illawarra region of New South Wales, just north of Kiama, and south of  Shellharbour, Minnamurra is a coastal town that is rich in natural beauty and outdoor activities. With its scenic coastline, lush rainforest, and crystal-clear river, Minnamurra is the perfect destination for those seeking an escape from the hustle and bustle of city life.


One of the standout features of Minnamurra is its lush rainforest, which is home to a wide variety of wildlife and plants. This diverse ecosystem is a hub for biodiversity. Visitors can enjoy hiking, picnicking, and wildlife spotting in the rainforest, making it a must-visit for nature lovers.

Another popular attraction is the Minnamurra Falls, which is a stunning waterfall that cascades into a pool surrounded by lush greenery. If you’re feeling adventurous, you can take the Minnamurra Falls walk, which is a short trail that loops around the falls and offers scenic views of the surrounding rainforest.

Minnamurra Beach

For those looking to soak up some sun, Minnamurra Beach is a great option. This peaceful beach is known for its clear waters and calm waves, making it perfect for swimming, surfing, fishing, and sunbathing. If you’re in the mood for exploring, there are several other nearby beaches to check out, each with its own unique character, such at Killalea Beach to the north.

The Lookout

If you’re looking for breathtaking views of the coastline and ocean, Minnamurra Point and Lookout is the place to go. This scenic viewpoint offers panoramic views of the surrounding area, and is a popular spot for whale watching. During the whale migration season, visitors can spot these magnificent creatures from the lookout as they make their way up and down the coast.

The Minnamurra River is a crystal-clear river that winds its way through the surrounding rainforest and out to the ocean. This peaceful river is home to a wide variety of fish and wildlife, and is popular for fishing, boating, and kayaking. Whether you’re an avid angler or simply looking to enjoy a relaxing float down the river, the Minnamurra River is a must-visit destination.

Where To Stay

For those looking to stay in Minnamurra, there are plenty of accommodation options to choose from, including hotels, vacation rentals, and camping grounds. When choosing your accommodation, it’s important to consider your budget, the activities you want to do, and the location. For those seeking luxury, there are several top-rated hotels in the area, while those looking for a more budget-friendly option can opt for a vacation rental or camping ground.

Nestled just north of Minnamurra, Killalea Regional Park boasts a tranquil and shady campground known as Killalea Campground. This serene spot is just a stone’s throw away from some of the world’s finest surf beaches and the tranquil waters of the Minnamurra River, making it an ideal destination for those seeking a peaceful escape.

Nearest Airport: Sydney Kingsford Smith

Where to stay?


  • Rural/Country
  • Nature based
  • Relaxation

Popular Activities

  • Bush Walking
  • Canoeing
  • Kayaking
  • Sightseeing
  • Swimming
  • National Park
  • Beach
  • Surfing

About Minnamurra

  • Locality: Suburb
  • Minnamurra Postcode: 2533
  • State: New South Wales
  • Region: South Coast
  • Latitude: -34.62787
  • Longitude: 150.85511
  • Elevation: 6m
  • Population: 760
  • Median Income: $37596
  • Area (Sq/km): 1.659
  • Timezone: Australia/Sydney

Accommodation In Minnamurra

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