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Minnamurra Rainforest self-guided audio tours

Budderoo National Park

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Immerse yourself in the sounds, plants, birdlife and history of Minnamurra Rainforest with this series of self-guided audio tours. Download and enjoy as you stroll along Lyrebird loop walk.

1.6km loop
Time suggested
0.75 - 1 hr
Entry fees
Park entry fees apply
What to
Mobile phone, headphones

Minnamurra Rainforest, in Budderoo National Park, is the most southern subtropical rainforest on Australia’s east coast. Make the most of your visit with this collection of self guided audio tours that can be enjoyed along Lyrebird loop walk.

Whether you're keen to identify the birdlife and bird calls, spot different rainforest plants, or learn about this area's fascinating history, these tours bring the sights, sounds and stories of the rainforest to life.

Choose from 3 different audio tours

  • Birds of Minnamurra: Discover the bird species, their unique behaviour and distinctive calls, that you’re likely to see and hear along the walk, with ecologist David Bain.
  • Plants of Minnamurra: Join botanist Jedda Lemmon for a self-guided tour focusing on the plants of the Illawarra’s delicate subtropical rainforest ecosystem.
  • Walk with a ranger: Take a journey with NSW National Parks ranger, Jennifer Bean, who will share her expert knowledge of this unique environment, its history and how it’s cared for today.

These self-guided audio tours take place on a Grade 3 walking track. Allow 45mins to 1 hour to complete the 1.6km walk. Each self-guided tour has 10-12 stops and includes a map, photos, descriptions and audio.

How to play the audio tours

Download the free NSW National Parks (NPWS) Self-guided tours mobile app before you arrive, or at Minnamurra Rainforest Centre (limited connectivity).

  • All 3 tours begin at Minnamurra Rainforest Centre.
  • You'll need mobile reception to download the self-guided tours app, but you can then play these audio tours offline.
  • Select the tour you want to listen to and press the start button as you set off along Lyrebird loop walk.
  • The geo-located audio tour will play automatically as you arrive at several stops along the walk, allowing you to enjoy the tour at your own pace. Or, you can play each audio stop tour manually.


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Also see

  • Exterior of Minnamurra Rainforest Centre with zebra crossing in the foreground and rainforest in the background. Photo: John Spencer © DPIE

    Minnamurra Rainforest Centre

    Visit Minnamurra Rainforest Centre in Budderoo National Park and chat to the friendly staff before exploring the rainforest along raised boardwalks.

  • View of vistors walking across the creek along Lyrebird loop walk. Photo credit: David Finnegan © DPIE

    Lyrebird loop walk

    Ideal for walking with children, the beautiful Lyrebird loop walk takes an hour to complete. It’s located within Minnamurra Rainforest Centre in Budderoo National Park.