The Minnamurra River is a protected tidal estuary that has much to offer. Crystal clear deep river channels, sand spit, mangroves and narrow fresh water upper reaches provide paddlers with lots to explore. Swimming, snorkeling, riverside and ocean walks, whale watching or picnicking with spectacular backdrop views are just a few of the activities the Minnamurra River is popular for.
James Oates Reserve is a perfect location for school excursions, parties, celebrations and corporate events. The reserve provides excellent car parking, public amenities and a short walk to the local cafe and Minnamurra train station.