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Waterbug wonders at Carrington Falls

Budderoo National Park

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In line with the latest NSW Government COVID-19 advice, masks are encouraged for indoor settings where you cannot maintain a safe distance from others.

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Come on a fun-filled adventure with us at Carrington Falls in Budderoo National Park, near Kiama. We'll walk through the forest, and learn amazing facts about waterbugs.


Tuesday 11 January 2022, 9.30am to 11am.

Carrington Falls picnic area, Budderoo National Park
No wheelchair access
Medium. Suitable for children 4 to 12 years. This is a higher risk activity, because we'll be in and around water.
Child (4-12 years) $12 per person. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Accompanying adults free.
Meeting point
Carrington Falls picnic area (Thomas' Place)
Bookings required. Phone 1300 072 757 for more information or book online.
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Did you know that lots of insects start life as a waterbug? But then they turn into something else, like a dragonfly, when they come out of the water.

On this adventure, we'll walk 570m and use a dip net to search for waterbugs in the Kangaroo River. You'll get to see what they look like under a magnifying glass. We'll learn about where waterbugs live, what they eat and what they become when they 'grow up'.

Wear sensible shoes and clothing. Pack an after-activity change of clothes because you might get wet. Remember to bring a hat, sunscreen, drinking water and a snack.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

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  • NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service

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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