Killalea Reserve is a spectacular tract of coastal land that has been dedicated as a public recreation reserve available for surfing, fishing, picnics, bushwalking and camping.

Killalea has two favourite surf beaches, Killalea Beach or ‘The Farm’ as known by the locals and Minnamurra Beach as ‘Mystics’. The word Minnamurra means many fish in the local Aboriginal language. In 2009 Killalea Reserve was named a National Surfing Reserve with the vision of saving this unique surf break for future generations.

The Farm is quite unique as it faces south east and and has a point break that has fairly consistent surf. Surfing lessons are available from here. Contact the Shellharbour Visitors Centre for information.

Find out the interesting history of Killaea with a virtual tour. Download the “Tread Shellharbour” App and follow the guided tour.

Reflections Killalea Reserve offers large grassy unpowered camping sites and a great range of facilities and activities, this park has everything you need to get you back to nature. The “backpacker” style accommodation in the form of a 40-bed bunkhouse, ideal for school groups or special interest camps.


  • Carpark


Check-in: 4:30am

Check-out: 9:30pm


Disabled access available, contact operator for details.


02 4237 8589

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Killalea Drive, Shell Cove