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Minnamurra Rainforest Centre

"It’s an incredible feeling, to stand among the trees in this ancient patch of rainforest and imagine a time when it covered most of the land around here.”

Visit the multi award-winning Minnamurra Rainforest Centre and experience the splendour of the rainforest.

Chat to friendly staff in the Minnamurra Visitor Centre – they’re experts on the area so will be able to give you plenty of useful information – and check out the interpretive signs and Aboriginal artefacts on display. You might also find that perfect little present or souvenir in the Centre’s gift shop.

Then it’s time to wander the network of elevated walkways through the rare remnant rainforest that once reached throughout the Illawarra. Feel your senses awakening as you listen to the birds, feel the spray of the waterfalls and spot rainforest residents – perhaps the superb lyrebird, eastern water dragon or swamp wallaby.

There’s also a picnic area by the river, so pack your hamper and enjoy a barbecue in this splendid environment.


Getting there

Getting there:

Minnamurra Rainforest Centre is located in the foothills of Jamberoo Valley, west of Kiama on the NSW South Coast. To get there from Jamberoo, drive west on Jamberoo Road and turn left onto Jamberoo Mountain Road. Take the first right onto Minnamurra Falls Road, and you’ll find Minnamurra Rainforest Centre about 3km along to the end of the road.

Vehicle access:

Sealed road - 2WD vehicles - All weather


Car and bus parking is available at Minnamurra Rainforest Centre, including designated disabled spots.

Note that coach bookings are essential prior to arrival.

Important info


  • Gas/electric barbecues
  • Cafe/kiosk
  • Carpark
  • Drinking water
  • Lookout
  • Picnic tables
  • Flush toilets
  • Trackhead/access point
  • Venue

You should know:

Last access to the walks is 3pm for both walks or 4pm for the loop walk.

Wheelchair access:


This area is fully wheelchair accessible

  • Disabled parking is available
  • Wheelchair access toilets are available
  • Access to the picnic area, cafe and first 500m of the loop walk is assisted access

Opening hours:

The Minnamurra Rainforest Centre is:

  • Open 9am–5pm (Monday-Sunday)
  • Closed on Christmas Day


Vehicle entry fee: $11 per vehicle per day. For passengers travelling by private transport (bus or taxi), the fee is $4.40 per adult and $2.20 per child.


Minnamurra Rainforest Centre, Phone: 02 4236 0469

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Rainforest scene. Photo:Andy Richards