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Friends of Minnamurra Rainforest

Budderoo National Park


You don’t have to be a weeding specialist to get involved in volunteer work at Minnamurra Rainforest. Join local experts and like-minded volunteers for bush regeneration in Budderoo National Park.


1st Tuesday of every month (weather permitting), between 9am–3pm, for a minimum of 2 hours at a time.

Budderoo National Park
Meeting point
Minnamurra Rainforest Centre
What to
Sturdy shoes, hat, sunscreen, raincoat, drinking water
More information

For further information, email or phone Juliet Dingle at NPWS on (02) 4887 8265.

Spend a few hours each month helping protect the beautiful pocket of Illawarra subtropical rainforest that is Minnamurra Rainforest. You’ll quickly develop skills in plant species identification and weeding methods. Your volunteer work will be rewarded with visible results, along with organised activities such as group night walks in the rainforest.

Budderoo National Park is located between Kiama and Kangaroo Valley and is only an hour’s drive (50km) from Wollongong, making it easily accessible. Morning tea is provided for all volunteers, so you can take a break from work to enjoy a refreshment while mingling with your fellow volunteers.

So, if you’re interested in bush regeneration of an important NSW biodiversity hotspot, contact Friends of Minnamurra Rainforest. It's a good idea to wear a long-sleeved top and thick long pants (gaiters optional) when you volunteer.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

Park info

  • in Budderoo National Park in the South Coast and Country NSW regions
  • Budderoo National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger. The park gates at Minnamurra Rainforest Centre open at 9am and close at 5pm every day.

  • Park entry fees:

    $12 per vehicle per day (Minnamurra Rainforest area only). Bus or taxi: $4.40 per adult and $2.20 per child.

    Buy an annual pass.
    • Minnamurra Rainforest Centre
      (02) 4236 0469
      Contact hours: 9am-5pm daily (closed Christmas Day)
    • Budderoo National Park, Minnamurra Falls Road (Tourist Drive No.9), via Jamberoo NSW 2533
    • Fax: (02) 4236 0393
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Minnamurra Rainforest, Budderoo National Park. Photo: David Finnegan