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Rainforest ecosystems - Minnamurra

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

Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Wed 3 August 2022, 9.55am

Applies from Tue 10 Nov 2020, 2.24pm. Last reviewed: Wed 3 Aug 2022, 9.55am.

Closed areas: Minnamurra Rainforest Cafe closed

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

Further information contact the Centre on 02 4236 0469.

Applies from Thu 2 Jul 2020, 4.56pm. Last reviewed: Wed 29 Jun 2022, 9.51am.

Other incidents: Minnamurra Rainforest may close at short notice

Minnamurra Rainforest is a popular location and will close at short notice if needed to ensure visitation levels do not exceed safe capacity or due to the car park reaching capacity.  We encourage you to plan your visit outside the peak periods of 11am to 2pm. 

Applies from Mon 11 Apr 2022, 8.18am. Last reviewed: Wed 15 Jun 2022, 1.42pm.

Closed areas: Minnamurra Falls Walk closed until further notice

Minnamurra Falls Walk in Budderoo National Park is currently closed until further notice due to prolonged rainfall causing rock fall, landslides, damage to walking track infrastructure and dangerous conditions.

Lyrebird Loop track remains open, however may close at short notice.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Minnamurra Rainforest Visitor Centre.

Upcoming management events

Upcoming management events
Date Event Title
12 August 2022 Closed areas Minnamurra Rainforest Closure Details

Applies from Fri 12 Aug 2022, 5.31am to Fri 12 Aug 2022, 6.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 5 Aug 2022, 4.55pm

Minnamurra Rainforest will be closed on Friday 12th August 2022 due to contract works. 

Details

Nearby alerts

Applies from Mon 14 Mar 2022, 11.40am. Last reviewed: Wed 13 Jul 2022, 1.15pm

Closed areas: Illawarra lookout closed

Illawarra lookout within Barren Grounds Nature Reserve is closed until  further notice due to damage. NPWS is in the process of repairing the lookout and the lookout is expected to re-open later in 2022.

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

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Applies from Fri 10 Jun 2022, 10.41am. Last reviewed: Fri 1 Jul 2022, 10.55am

Closed parks: Macquarie Pass National Park closed due to rock fall, landslides and hazardous trees

Macquarie Pass National Park is currently closed due to rock fall, landslides and hazardous trees causing dangerous conditions.

The park will be re-open as soon as it is safe.

For Illawarra Highway updates, please check Live Traffic NSW for updates.

Remember, it’s never safe to drive, ride or walk through flood waters, so you’ll need to reschedule your visit and avoid travel through areas in this park. Check Live Traffic NSW for up-to-date information about road closures. For assistance during severe weather visit the NSW SES website. In life-threatening situations call emergency services on Triple Zero (000).

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

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Applies from Fri 7 Feb 2020, 12.03pm to Fri 16 Sep 2022, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 22 Jul 2022, 12.18pm

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 Wednesday 16 March to Friday 16 September 2022 to reduce the impacts on threatened species.

The operation will target foxes 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 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 Tue 18 Jun 2019, 9.18am. Last reviewed: Wed 22 Jun 2022, 11.17am

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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Applies from Mon 14 Dec 2020, 11.55am. Last reviewed: Wed 22 Jun 2022, 9.43am

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 contact 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS).

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Applies from Thu 2 Jul 2020, 4.56pm. Last reviewed: Wed 29 Jun 2022, 9.51am

Other incidents: Minnamurra Rainforest may close at short notice

Minnamurra Rainforest is a popular location and will close at short notice if needed to ensure visitation levels do not exceed safe capacity or due to the car park reaching capacity.  We encourage you to plan your visit outside the peak periods of 11am to 2pm. 

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Applies from Fri 4 Mar 2022, 12.45pm. Last reviewed: Wed 29 Jun 2022, 9.50am

Closed areas: Minnamurra Falls walk closed

Minnamurra Falls walk is temporarily closed and impassable due to severe rainfall causing dangerous conditions. The Falls walk will re-open as soon as it is safe. The Visitor Information Centre and Lyrebird Loop Walk remain open.

For further information phone Visitor Centre staff on 02 4236 0469.

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Applies from Mon 11 Apr 2022, 8.18am. Last reviewed: Wed 15 Jun 2022, 1.42pm

Closed areas: Minnamurra Falls Walk closed until further notice

Minnamurra Falls Walk in Budderoo National Park is currently closed until further notice due to prolonged rainfall causing rock fall, landslides, damage to walking track infrastructure and dangerous conditions.

Lyrebird Loop track remains open, however may close at short notice.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Minnamurra Rainforest Visitor Centre.

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Applies from Wed 25 May 2022, 4.17pm. Last reviewed: Sat 4 Jun 2022, 10.56am

Closed areas: Cascades walking track, carparks closed

Cascades walking track is closed until further notice due to hazardous trees.

Cascades and Rivulet carparks are also closed due to works being undertaken in these areas.

These areas will re-open as soon as they are safe.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the local office.

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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-science-rainforest-ecosystems-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 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

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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