We were looking for some kind of action, a bit of adventure and a bit of a drive for the Australia day long weekend. After a bit of a research we discovered Minnamurra falls!
Just about 2 hrs drive to the south of Sydney, near Kiama, there is Minnamurra Falls which incorporates an excellent rain forest and a magnificient waterfalls! Its a pretty good drive and the last 20 minutes was through the rural areas driving through Jamberoo Village and was pretty nice with fresh air, cattle and horses in the farms aside the road!
The actual Minnamurra falls centre is pretty big and had a huge parking! The entrance ticket costed us $11.00 AUD! We parked the car, picked up our bag (packed with some water, coke and some junk food)! The centre had a small show which was also selling some souveniers! There was also a small cafe which was apparently selling some meals,c offee and drinks! The staff at the desk were very friendly and explained that the forest walk was 1.6 kms and was low-medium strained! There was also another walk called “Falls Walk” which was 2.6 Kms and was medium-high strenuous!
The Forest Walk was very nice, not hard at all! The 1.6 kms walk extended on the paved way and a narrow bridge stretching across a small stream! The forest was beautiful and had a vast variety of Ferns! There was different varieties of birds as well and was well worth the walk! The route then biforcated with one way leading to “Falls Walk” and the other heading back to the center.
The Falls walk was quite a bit strenuous and was very steep at places! You would need to be a bit healthy to do it. This walk led through spectacular views of the forest and then finally ended up near the Minnamurra falls! The falls was magnificient (though a bit dry as we went there during peak summer)! There were benches all through the forest and aside the walk so that you could take breaks heading towards it! We managed to take the views along with a drink and some beautiful snaps!
It took a total of about 2.5 hrs for us to do the total 4,2 kms walk including some picninc time near the falls! But it was a very worthwhile walk and was quite a fun and adventurous!