Located in Budderoo National Park about 20min from Kiama on the south coast, Minnamurra Falls is an impressive waterfall that plunges into a shallow pool. Part of the reason that the waterfall is so photogenic is that it’s surrounded by dense rainforest, with ferns growing in front of the falls and clinging to the sheer cliffs. The rainforest location means there’s generally always a decent flow of water – but it’s even more impressive after heavy rain.
The waterfall is reached by the Lyrebird Loop and Minnamurra Falls Walk tracks, which are both very high quality and “family friendly”. Although the signs state 1-2 hours for the walk, you can comfortably get to the waterfall (and back) in under an hour. At the end of the Minnamurra Falls Walk is a viewing platform in front of the Upper Minnamurra Falls – it’s not permitted to leave the track or access the river.
Getting to Minnamurra Falls
The Minnamurra Rainforest Centre is reached via Jamberoo Road and Minnamurra Falls Road from Kiama (about a 20min drive). The road is sealed all the way to the end.
From the visitor centre and carpark at the end of Minnamurra Falls Road, the start of the Lyrebird Loop bushwalk is well signposted. (f you just want to see the waterfall, it’s slightly shorter to do the Lyrebird Loop in an anti-clockwise direction, returning the same way.)