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Jamberoo

An adventurous mix of rolling hills and thrills

Just a short drive from the ocean, Kiama’s coastal vibe gives way to a series of open fertile valleys and lush foothills. But don’t let those sleepy Illawarra Shorthorn cows fool you — Jamberoo is a great place for an adventure fix. From the rainforest-clad escarpment, you’ll take in stunning panoramic views north across the region at a treetop walk like no other or soaring through trees on a zipline tour. Or head over to NSW’s favourite water theme park.

Minnamurra Rainforest is a lush reminder of what this entire region looked like some 200 years ago and features an accessible friendly loop track. At the centre of all this is the undeniably picturesque village of Jamberoo. Its local pub is a gathering place, waterhole and museum for visitors and locals alike. This is a town where music festivals ring out through the valley, where classic vehicle enthusiasts ride alongside lycra-clad cyclists, and where the traffic always gives way to the cattle.

Woman riding a Flying Fox at Illawarra Treetop Adventures

Here for a good time

From September to April, Jamberoo Action Park dishes up a friendly mix of world-class thrill rides & slides, lazy rivers, wave pools, mini golf, refreshments and much more. Rather stay dry and fly through the sky? Head to Illawarra Fly for some ziplining and treetop walking action.

Hike to the waterfall at Minnamurra Rainforest. Play 18 holes at the beautiful Jamberoo Golf Course or
try footgolf in the afternoons. There is everything from monthly markets to car shows to street parades and festivals.

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Phil Winterton Photography

Look deep into nature

Jamberoo is a place where visitors come to relax and connect with Mother Nature. The shining star is Minnamurra Rainforest, with clearly marked signs to help direct you. However there are other stunning features and areas to explore. Carrington Waterfall and Gerringong Falls, Nellies Glen and in Budderoo National Park you’ll find plenty of flora and fauna to snap photos and enjoy the peaceful surrounds.

Jerrara Dam is a picturesque reserve established on a nine hectare dam that was once Kiama’s main water supply.

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Flying Fox hanging, Photography by Lachlan Hall

Where the wild things are

It’s not just the impressive rolling hills lined with uniquely positioned cabbage trees and gorgeous cows, Jamberoo is hiding all sorts of awe-inspiring creatures and fauna.

The rare remnant of subtropical and warm temperate rainforest at Minnamurra Rainforest offers a chance to experience serenity while viewing lyrebirds, Whipbirds, Yellow Robins, Water Dragons, ancient figs, rock orchids, elkhorns and lush ferns.

Barren Grounds is a favourite for birdwatchers and walkers. Explore open heath and higher shrubs like flowering Banksias and Hakeas, natural stone bridges and a wide variety of vegetation.

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