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Issues in Australian rainforests- Minnamurra

Stage 5 (Years 9-10), Geography, Budderoo National Park

Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Fri 29 May 2020, 10.33am

Applies from Thu 26 Mar 2020, 3.23pm to Wed 3 Jun 2020, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 29 May 2020, 10.33am.

Closed areas: Minnamurra Rainforest Centre closed

Minnamurra Rainforest Centre is currently closed and will reopen 9am Thursday 4 June 2020.

Nearby alerts

Applies from Thu 26 Mar 2020, 2.47pm. Last reviewed: Fri 29 May 2020, 3.47pm

Closed areas: Camping not permitted

NPWS is working to reopen all campgrounds and accommodations where possible, however, some locations need to remain closed to ensure compliance with the current rules on public gatherings.

If you would like to stay at a reopened campground or cabin after 1 June you’ll need to revisit this webpage and make a booking. From 1 June, all reopened campgrounds and campsites will require a booking to be made before you visit.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. Please check our COVID-19 update for more information.

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Applies from Wed 27 May 2020, 3.33pm to Mon 1 Jun 2020, 6.00am. Last reviewed: Wed 27 May 2020, 3.37pm

Closed areas: Carrington Falls campground available for bookings from 1 June 2020

Carrington Falls campground is closed until 1 June 2020. If you would like to stay at a campground or cabin after 1 June you’ll need to revisit this webpage and make a booking. From 1 June, all campgrounds and campsites will require a booking to be made before you visit.

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Applies from Tue 26 May 2020, 3.11pm to Tue 30 Jun 2020, 8.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 26 May 2020, 3.15pm

Closed parks: Upper Nepean State Conservation Area closed for pest management

Upper Nepean State Conservation Area is closed from 9am, Wednesday 27 May to 5pm, Tuesday 30 June 2020 for a ground pest control operation.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Hawkesbury-Nattai area, Mount Annan office on 02 4632 4500.

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Applies from Tue 18 Jun 2019, 9.18am. Last reviewed: Wed 6 May 2020, 1.38pm

Closed areas: Access to Macquarie Rivulet via top of Macquarie Pass not permitted

Access to Macquarie Rivulet from Mount Murray, at the top of Macquarie Pass is not permitted. If you access the rivulet from the top of the escarpment, you will be trespassing on private property and this action may result in police involvement.

The recommended access points for Macquarie Rivulet are via Clover Hill Road and from the Cascades/Rivulet carparks. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the NPWS Illawarra area office on 02 4224 4188.

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Applies from Fri 7 Feb 2020, 12.03pm to Wed 21 Oct 2020, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 20 Apr 2020, 11.10am

Other planned events: 1080 fox and wild dog ground baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is conducting a 1080 ground baiting operation from Thursday 21 October 2019 to Wednesday 21 October 2020 to reduce the impacts on threatened species.

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

There will be 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. If you need your dogs to work in the baiting area outside of national park estate, we suggest muzzling them.

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

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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-5-geography-issues-australian-rainforests-budderoo-national-park/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 (Minnamurra Rainforest area only). Bus or taxi: $4.40 per adult and $2.20 per child.

    Buy annual pass
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Emergency services

For all NSW fires visit the Rural Fire Service

For the latest information on wildfires in your area please contact the NSW Rural Fire Service.

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Minnamurra Rainforest, Budderoo National Park. Photo: David Finnegan