Take a walk through Bombo Headland, among the unusual basalt columns - it feels like you're on the moon! The basalt walls and columns are a legacy of blue metal quarrying in the 1880s and 1900s...
Amble on elevated boardwalks and over suspension bridges in the beautiful Minnamurra Rainforest, near Jamberoo on the spectacular NSW South Coast. Less than two hours’ drive from Sydney, you’ll be delighted with the natural scenery, including waterfalls, ferns, orchids, strangler figs and wildlife.
Splendours of Minnamurra Rainforest
Discover the beauty of the Minnamurra Rainforest, near Jamberoo and Kiama on the NSW South Coast. Enjoy marvellous walking trails and gorgeous waterfalls, and spot bowerbirds, king parrots, water dragons and wallabies. You might even see an elusive lyrebird, which mimics most sounds.
In the magnificent Budderoo National Park, this primeval world will enchant you with subtropical and temperate rainforest and intriguing wildlife. From the Minnamurra Rainforest Centre, take the Rainforest loop walk, an easy 1.6 km trail on elevated boardwalks and over suspension bridges.
Combine this path with The Falls walk, which begins halfway through the Rainforest loop. You’ll be delighted with the wonderful vistas of rainforest canopy and viewing platforms at both tiers of the Minnamurra Falls. After the walk, enjoy a bite to eat in the Lyrebird Cafe in the rainforest centre.
From the centre, drive along the Minnamurra Falls Road to the Jamberoo Mountain Road and ascend to Jamberoo lookout for breathtaking coastal views. Nearby are the spectacular Carrington Falls, which Kangaroo River plunges into the Kangaroo Valley. A lovely picnic area is near the falls.
You’ll find many more things to do and see in the Kiama region, from the gorgeous sandy beaches and the famous Kiama Blowhole to giant waterslides at Jamberoo Action Park. Soar on Australia’s highest zip-line at Illawarra Fly Treetop Adventures, which is a short drive from the Carrington Falls.