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One of the most picturesque areas of the New South Wales coast, Jamberoo was once tropical forest. The town is surrounded by nature reserves and national parks, but is now situated on the lush green dairy pastures that have made Jamberoo prosperous as a dairy farming region. The surrounding forests are popular with bushwalkers and birdwatchers.

Visitor Information

Shop 2, 18 Allowrie St; (02) 4236 0100


Nearby national parks

  • Budderoo National Park

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  • Royal National Park

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  • Conjola National Park

    Located on the state’s south coast, Conjola National Park embraces a landscape of woodland and heath, creek and river estuaries, the...more

Nearby towns

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  • Shellharbour

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  • Berry

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In Town

Jamberoo Hotel: charming 1857 building with meals and Sun afternoon entertainment; Allowrie St.


Budderoo National Park This park offers views from a plateau across sandstone country, heathlands and rainforest. There are excellent walking trails, including one that is accessible by wheelchair, and there are 3 lookouts with views of Carrington Falls. The Minnamurra Rainforest Centre is the highlight with an elevated boardwalk through rainforest and a steep paved walkway to Minnamurra Falls. 4 km W.

Jamberoo Action Park: family fun park with water slides, speedboats, racing cars and bobsleds; (02) 4236 0114; 3 km N.

Jerrara Dam: a picturesque reserve on the banks of a 9 ha dam that was once the town's main water supply. Picnic area surrounded by remnant rainforest and freshwater wetland; 4 km SE.

Saddleback Lookout: 180-degree views of the coast and the starting point for Hoddles Trail, a 1 hr walk with beautiful views to Barren Grounds escarpment; 7 km S.

Barren Grounds Nature Reserve: this 1750 ha heathland plateau on the Illawarra Escarpment protects over 450 species of plant and 150 species of bird, including the rare ground parrot and eastern bristlebird. It has fabulous bushwalking and birdwatching; guided tours available (bookings (02) 4423 2170); park details from Fitzroy Falls Visitor Centre (02) 4887 7270; 10 km SW.

Eco-friendly activities around town

Futureworld Eco-Technology Centre 27 km

This smallish museum in Miller Street is definitely worth a look for those interested in the future of sustainable transport, power, water use and other conundrums of modern living. There are hands-on displays.... Find out more

Cycling in Jervis Bay 45 km

For a pleasant family cycle with young children, hop on the safe and gentle cycling path that winds around Jervis Bay at Huskisson and Vincentia, beside beautiful coastline and some fun playgrounds. A longer bike path... Find out more

Nearby breweries

Five Islands Brewing Company 29 km

Started by local Illawarra rugby league legend Michael Bolt in 2001, the Five Islands Brewing Company has travelled a markedly different course to most other craft-beer enterprises. FIBC began life as a beachside bar and... Find out more

Campsites around town

Killalea camping area 8 km

This is a well-equipped camping ground in prime position behind Mystics Beach. There are walking tracks, fishing spots and a golf course nearby; alternative accommodation is available in the form of a bunkhouse with 40... Find out more

Carrington Falls camping area 11 km

This small camping area can get crowded in peak periods, so think twice if you’ve got a campervan or trailer. You’ll find it on Carrington Falls Access Rd, off Jamberoo Mountain Rd, 8 km east of Robertson.... Find out more

Bendeela Recreation Area 28 km

In picturesque Kangaroo Valley, 20 km north of Nowra and 8 km west of Kangaroo Valley village, Bendeela is a hidden gem in a treasure chest of natural beauty. Camp in a secluded, shady grove next to the Kangaroo Riverand... Find out more

Corrimal Beach Tourist Park 32 km

Located on gorgeous Corrimal Beach, 5 km north of Wollongong, Corrimal Beach Tourist Park offers everything from tent sites through to standard, beachside and mountain-view spa cabins. Facilities include laundry, camp... Find out more

Grassy Gully camping area (bush camping) 41 km

You can reach this campsite via Grassy Gully Rd, which turns off Burrier Rd. It’s basic bush camping here – bring your own everything, including water and a portable toilet. There are no wood BBQs, so also... Find out more

Gambells Rest camping area 44 km

This is the only designated camping ground in the north of the park, and it’s a good springboard for 10 walking tracks. It’s less than 1 km south of Bundanoon via the Gullies Rd. No fires are allowed, so... Find out more

Tallowa Dam Recreation Area 44 km

You’re surrounded by beauty in this camping ground, which is swaddled by Morton National Park and tucked into Kangaroo Valley. The camping ground itself is a broad, spacious grassed area along the Kangaroo River.... Find out more

Caravan parks around town

Big4 Easts Beach Holiday Park 8 km

This is a fabulous, large and well laid out beachfront park with very good amenities and facilities, including TV cables to all ensuite sites. The East family is a prominent owner of several New South Wales caravan parks... Find out more

Shellharbour Beachside Tourist Park 12 km

This caravan park is in a quiet location on the beachfront, adjoining the beachside baths. The shops, including some eateries, are just a short stroll away. While pets are allowed, only small dogs are permitted. This is... Find out more

Seven Mile Beach Holiday Park 14 km

Swim at the beach or sit back, relax and watch TV at this large, fabulous beachside park. It has great facilities, including ensuite sites with full Austar TV hook-up. It also has excellent amenities and is in a... Find out more

Windang Beach Tourist Park 15 km

This is a council-owned, popular beachside holiday park located on the south side of Wollongong, next to Lake Illawarra. Bookings are required in peak periods and a minimum-length stay applies at these times.... Find out more

Mountain View Village 23 km

This is a large, quality park with great amenities and very good facilities, including tennis courts, mini golf course and a very popular 500-metre walking track with eight gym stations. Ask about the courtesy bus that... Find out more

Shoalhaven Heads Tourist Park 23 km

Holiday Haven caravan parks are great parks, owned and operated by the Shoalhaven Heads Council. This large, award-winning riverfront park has very good facilities. It is just a short walk through to the beach and a... Find out more

Shoalhaven Caravan Village 29 km

This is a large, owner-operated riverfront park just 1 km east of Nowra and easily reached from the Princes Highway. Bookings are required in peak periods.... Find out more

Crookhaven Heads Tourist Park 29 km

This is a large council holiday park located on the southern headland of the Crookhaven River, north of Culburra. It has ocean views, good facilities and is close to both deepwater and estuarine fishing spots. Bookings... Find out more

Corrimal Beach Tourist Park 32 km

A council-owned beachside park on the north side of Wollongong, this place has good amenities and is a popular holiday destination. Bookings are required in peak periods.... Find out more

Mittagong Caravan Park 37 km

The caravan park is 1 km north of the town centre. There is a well-stocked shop and easy access to the Hume Freeway. This is one of only two parks in this area of the central highlands. The park can get very busy, so... Find out more

Hotels, motels & B&Bs around town

Ben Ricketts Environmental 

If you want to disappear into the heart of tangled rainforest, this preserve within easy reach of Barren Grounds Nature Reserve, Budderoo National Park, Carrington Falls and Minamurra Rainforest is the place for you.... Find out more

Cedar Mists Cottage

Cedar Mists is a rustic timber cottage set amid lush rainforest on the Illawarra Escarpment. Guests who stay here enjoy exclusive use of the cottage, sleeping up to six guests in three rooms, all with king-sized beds and... Find out more

The Birdhouse

If you like your accommodation with a generous helping of contemporary comfort and style, The Birdhouse proves that life in a rainforest doesn’t mean you have to rough it. The four-bedroom, self-contained cottage... Find out more

What's on around town

Market: Kevin Walsh Oval; last Sun each month.

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