Illawarra Environmental Education Centre

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Minnamurra Spit

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Minnamurra Spit


The littoral rainforest growing on the sand spit between the Minnamurra River and Mystics Beach is a good example of an ecosystem battling issues of habitat degradation. The now rare stretch of rainforest, features birdlife, bangalay trees and other rainforest species,  but in competition with introduced plant species such as bitou bush and asaparagus fern.

Transport Information

Contact IEEC for transport options, which include:

  • Meet at Killalea State Park Campground and walk to Spit
  • Meet at  Charles Parade boat ramp in Minnamurra (near train station) and canoe to Spit

Illawarra EEC offers the following programs at Minnamurra Spit

Year 11 Earth and Environmental Science - Human Impacts

Year 12 Geography - Ecosystems at Risk: Littoral Rainforest