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Warris Chair lookout track

Budderoo National Park

Overview

Warris Chair walking track offers scenic views of the south coast and Kangaroo Valley with birdwatching and dazzling wildflower displays.

Where
Budderoo National Park
Distance
1km return
Time suggested
30min - 1hr
Grade
Grade 3
Price
Free
Entry fees
Park entry fees apply
What to
bring
Sunscreen, hat, drinking water
Please note
Remember to take your binoculars if you want to go birdwatching.

If you like to feel on top of the world without the effort, you can’t go past Warris Chair lookout. From the heathlands, on the western edge of Kangaroo Valley, gaze across the last remaining pocket of rainforest protected by Budderoo National Park.

This easy walk through woodlands of swamp banksia offers fabulous birdwatching. The honey eaters, flame robins and beautiful firetails are attracted to the heath in spring, when it erupts in colours and fragrance. Nearby Carrington Falls will give a spectacular display after heavy rain.

If all that fresh air stirs up an appetite, head back to Carrington Falls or Nellies Glen picnic area or head to Lyrebird Café for a tasty snack. There are plenty of places to stay in the nearby southern highlands, making for a perfect weekend away.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

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Mountain pygmy possum (Burramys parvus). Photo: Cate Aitken

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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Warris Chair lookout walking track, Budderoo National Park. Photo: Michael Van Ewijk