Nellies Glen picnic area
Budderoo National Park
All the practical information you need to know about the Nellies Glen picnic area.
Getting there and parking
Nellies Glen picnic area is in the Carrington Falls precinct of Budderoo National Park. To get there:
- Take Jamberoo Mountain Road from Robertson or Jamberoo
- Turn onto Cloonty Road at the Carrington Falls sign
- Turn right into Nellies Glen picnic area
- Unsealed roads
- 2WD vehicles
- All weather
Parking is available at Nellies Glen picnic area. It can be a busy place on the weekend, so parking might be limited.
Best times to visit
There are lots of great things waiting for you in Budderoo National Park. Here are some of the highlights.
Visit between April and August and you may be treated to the spectacular sight of a male lyrebird displaying for a female during the breeding season The park's waterfalls are at their best during the higher rainfall months of late summer and early autumn Don't be deterred by a bit of wet weather either – the rainforest comes alive in the rain, with the earthy smell of the leaf litter, the calls of the lyrebirds, the rain dripping off leaves and the sound of the river all making for a truly magical environment .
Enjoy a walk or cycle through the open forest, woodland and heath along the Budderoo track for a good chance to see wildflowers in late winter and spring.
During the summer months, the canopy of the rainforest acts as a natural sunscreen, filtering out approximately 75 per cent of direct sunlight. The cooler yet humid air makes it an ideal environment to escape the harsh summer sun.
Weather, temperature and rainfall
17°C and 26°C
8°C and 17°C
The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day
- Non-flush toilets
Maps and downloads
- Fitzroy Falls Visitor Centre
- 9am to 5pm daily. Closed Christmas Day.
- 02 4887 7270
- 1301 Nowra Road, Fitzroy Falls NSW 2577
- 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