Minnamurra River - Hidden Gem on the Illawarra Coast

Mar 19 2017 - 09:00 to 16:00
Trip Leader/Contact: 
Robert Walker

The Minnamurra River is a hidden oasis between Shellharbour and Kiama on the Illawarra Coast. Not so long ago any trip to the south coast would have involved sitting in a traffic jam beside the Minnnamurra River. This has all change with a big bypass on the Princes Highway. No more traffic jams and also no more traffic by the Minnamurra River.

The meeting location has changed to James Oates Reserve near 154 Charles Avenue. As there are 23 of us coming for a the paddle the carpark is bigger at James Oates Reserve


The river winds its way past the golf coarse, then mangroves before passing under the Princes Highway Bypass into farm land west of the highway.

The plan is to spend 3-4 hours paddling this river with a break for lunch. We will set off from Minnamurra at 9am and have the tide with us on the way up the river.

Let me know if you are keen for this trip in advance I will put you on the float plan.

Also if you need to hire a club boat let me know in advance we will sort out how to get these to Minnamurra.

River or Waterway: 
Sea or Open Water Grade: 
Meeting Point: 

James Oates Reserve

154 Charles Avenue
MinnamurraNew South Wales
Latitude: -34.628953
Longitude: 150.857327