Welcome to Killalea Reserve

Killalea Reserve is approximately 265 hectares of pristine coastal reserve with some of the best beaches on the NSW South Coast. With coastlines, rainforest areas, extensive wetlands and seabird breeding areas, Killalea Reserve is popular for day trips, educational groups, boating, surfing and fishing. For nature lovers, walking trails through littoral rainforest areas offer many delights, as do trails along extensive estuarine wetlands and seabird breeding areas. Swimming and surfing are on offer at The Farm and Mystics, two of the best surf beaches on the south coast. Beach, estuary and rock fishing attract many anglers to the park. For offshore fishing, launch a boat from Minnamurra or Shellharbour.

Visit Killalea Reserve to spot Sea Eagles, Snakes, Lizards, Echidnas and the occassional Flying Fox. Whales can be seen migrating between May and November each year. Killalea Reserve also has threatened plant species, remnants of subtropical rainforest, littoral rainforest, regionally significant wetlands with important ecological values and a freshwater coastal lagoon (Killalea Lagoon), an important breeding habitat.

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Meet Nathan

The staff and I would like to welcome you to the beautiful  Killalea Reserve, the hidden Gem of the south coast. The parks is 260ha with two pristine beaches, Minnamurra Beach otherwise known as Mystics due to the fog that flows over the dunes into the ocean from the early morning surf and the other Killalea Beach otherwise known as the Farm, as the area overlooking the beach was an active dairy farm. The staff here at Killalea will ensure that your stay is fun ensuring your return.

We all have a passion for our visitors and service delivery and by the time you leave we hope that you feel the same way. We have various events including, Parkrun, held every Saturday at 8:00am, the Farms Markets held the first Sunday of every month so be sure to keep an eye out on our events.  The Killalea Lagoon hosts 63 different bird species and is great for the photographer or even the walk around to get back to nature.

Addison Street Shellharbour has a beautiful food selection for a night out as well as the Links Golf club for that cold beverage and great meals. In the morning you can stop at the Farm Café for a coffee and breakfast.

Looking forward to seeing you soon!!


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