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Landscapes and landforms at Minnamurra Rainforest

Stage 4 (Years 7-8), Geography, Budderoo National Park

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Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Thu 25 May 2023, 11.02am

Applies from Tue 10 Nov 2020, 2.24pm. Last reviewed: Thu 25 May 2023, 11.02am.

Closed areas: Minnamurra Rainforest Cafe closed

Minnamurra Rainforest Cafe is closed until further notice. Light refreshments are available for purchase from Minnamurra Rainforest Centre.

For further information contact Minnamurra Rainforest Centre on 02 4236 0469.

Applies from Thu 2 Jul 2020, 4.56pm. Last reviewed: Wed 21 Dec 2022, 3.59pm.

Other incidents: Minnamurra Rainforest may close at short notice

Minnamurra Rainforest is a popular location and will close at short notice if needed. This is to ensure visitation levels do not exceed safe capacity or due to the carpark reaching capacity. 

NPWS encourages you to plan your visit outside of peak periods of 11am to 2pm. 

Nearby alerts

Applies from Wed 21 Sep 2022, 1.08pm to Mon 31 Jul 2023, 1.09pm. Last reviewed: Mon 5 Jun 2023, 2.32pm

Other planned events: 1080 fox ground baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is conducting a continual and ongoing 1080 ground baiting program for the control of foxes from Tuesday 14 March to Monday 31 July 2023 to reduce the impacts on threatened species.

The operation will target foxes in the Carrington Falls, Budderoo Plateau, Knights Hill and Barren Grounds areas. Baits have been placed on NPWS estate, private property and Crown road reserves with permissions.

There are 1080 baiting signs at the entrance to baiting areas. Don’t touch baits or ejector devices. Some baits may be buried.

1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) is lethal to pets (including domestic dogs and cats) and working dogs. In the event of accidental poisoning, seek immediate veterinary assistance. Domestic pets, including dogs and cats, are not permitted in national parks or reserves. Restrain working and assistance dogs to ensure they don’t enter the baiting areas.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact Melinda Norton at the NPWS Fitzroy Falls area office on 02 4887 8244 or send an email.

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Applies from Mon 29 May 2023, 1.36pm to Fri 30 Jun 2023, 1.37pm. Last reviewed: Mon 5 Jun 2023, 2.32pm

Closed areas: Barren Grounds Nature Reserve closed in evenings for ground pest control operation

Barren Grounds Nature Reserve is closed for overnight ground shooting pest operations, from 6pm to 6am on the Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings between Monday 30 May to Friday 30 June 2023.

Do not enter the closed areas during these times. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

This shooting is part of a multi-park pest control program which is targeting deer but other pest animals (including pigs, goats, foxes and feral cats) will also be targeted if observed during the operation. The program aims to reduce the significant impact these pest animals have on native plants and animals including threatened species. Whilst shooting may not be conducted on all of the above nights, the park is closed to allow operations to be conducted at short notice during favourable weather conditions.

For more information, contact the Illawarra Highlands park office at npws.illawarrahighlands@environment.nsw.gov.au.

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Applies from Mon 29 May 2023, 6.07pm to Fri 9 Jun 2023, 6.08pm. Last reviewed: Mon 5 Jun 2023, 9.44am

Closed areas: Thomas Place toilet in Budderoo NP closed for repairs

The toilet in the Thomas Place Day Use Area (within Carrington Falls Precinct) is closed from Monday 29 May to Friday 9 June 2023 to allow an upgrade of these facilities. 

The nearest public toilet is in the nearby Nellies Glen Day Use Area of the Carrington Falls Precinct.

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Applies from Fri 12 May 2023, 11.48am to Sat 1 Jul 2023, 11.49am. Last reviewed: Mon 22 May 2023, 3.08pm

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 aerial baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an ongoing aerial baiting program in Bangadilly NP, Bargo SCA, Burragorang SCA, Guula Ngurra,NP, Joadja NR, Nattai NP and Upper Nepean SCA from Monday 22nd May 2023 to Friday 2nd June 2023

The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species, and to minimise the impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.

Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

Please contact the local Glenbrook NPWS area office for more information on 02 4720 6200.

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Applies from Mon 5 Jun 2023, 6.00am to Fri 16 Jun 2023, 7.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 5 Jun 2023, 11.51am

Closed parks: Parks closed for aerial pest control program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting an aerial pest control program from Monday 5 June to Friday 16 June 2023. The following reserves will be closed during this period:

  • Bangadilly National Park
  • Burragorang State Conservation Area (including Burragorang lookout, which will reopen on public holidays and weekends)
  • Guula Ngurra National Park
  • Joadja Nature Reserve
  • Jellore Flora Reserve
  • Nattai National Park
  • Nattai State Conservation Area
  • Wollondilly River Nature Reserve
  • Upper Nepean State Conservation Area (including Stage 2 lands north of Tourist Road)
  • Barralier WaterNSW freehold lands

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Hawkesbury-Nattai area office on 02 4632 4500. Alternatively, visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Mon 5 Jun 2023, 6.00am to Fri 23 Jun 2023, 10.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 5 Jun 2023, 11.51am

Closed areas: Park closed for ground pest control operation

Upper Nepean State Conservation Area is closed from 6am Monday 19 June, to Friday 23 June 2023 for a ground pest control operation.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local park office on 4720-6200

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Applies from Fri 10 Feb 2023, 9.21pm. Last reviewed: Mon 22 May 2023, 2.43pm

Closed areas: Informal track to Clover Falls is is closed due to rockfall risk

Due to a recent rockfall the unsanctioned walking track from the end of Clover Hill Road at Macquarie Rivulet to Clover Hill Falls is closed until geotechnical assessment has been conducted..

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Applies from Thu 2 Jul 2020, 4.56pm. Last reviewed: Wed 21 Dec 2022, 3.59pm

Other incidents: Minnamurra Rainforest may close at short notice

Minnamurra Rainforest is a popular location and will close at short notice if needed. This is to ensure visitation levels do not exceed safe capacity or due to the carpark reaching capacity. 

NPWS encourages you to plan your visit outside of peak periods of 11am to 2pm. 

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Applies from Mon 14 Dec 2020, 11.55am. Last reviewed: Fri 2 Jun 2023, 12.21pm

Closed areas: Macquarie Rivulet - Jump Rock track closed

Access to Macquarie Rivulet (also known as 'Jump Rock') is not permitted. The track is steep and eroded, and contains unstable surfaces, cliffs and drop offs.

There is a high risk of injury from falls from heights. Do not enter the closed areas of this park.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information call 1300 072 757.

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Applies from Tue 18 Jun 2019, 9.18am. Last reviewed: Sat 11 Mar 2023, 12.06pm

Closed areas: Restricted access to Macquarie Rivulet

There is no access to Macquarie Rivulet from Mount Murray, at the top of Macquarie Pass. If you access the rivulet from the top of the escarpment, you will be trespassing on private property. Access to Macquarie Rivulet is only permitted via Clover Hill Road.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the NPWS Illawarra area office on 02 4224 4188.

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Local alerts

For the latest updates on fires, closures and other alerts in this area, see https://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/education/stage-4-geography-landscapes-landforms-minnamurra-rainforest/local-alerts

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 only in the Minnamurra Rainforest area. Bus or taxi: $4.40 per adult and $2.20 per child.

    Buy annual pass
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Emergency services

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