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Minnamurra Rainforest Centre

Budderoo National Park

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The visitor centre building in Budderoo National Park is closed until late August 2020 for external and internal renovations. Other areas within the Minnamurra Rainforest Centre precinct remain open. Our friendly staff are located at nearby Lyrebird Cafe.

Visitor centres
345 Minnamurra Falls Road, Jamberoo, NSW, 2533 - in Budderoo National Park
Entry fees
Park entry fees apply
Opening times

Minnamurra Rainforest Centre staff can be found at nearby Lyrebird Cafe from 9am to 5pm daily. Closed Christmas Day.

Please note

Last access to the walks is 3pm for both walks or 4pm for the loop walk.

Minnamurra Rainforest Centre is a great day trip from Sydney as you explore the beautiful South Coast near Kiama, or the Southern Highlands.

You can still find the friendly staff at the nearby Lyrebird Cafe. They're experts on the area so will be able to give you plenty of useful information.

Then it’s time to wander the network of elevated walkways through the rare remnant rainforest that once reached throughout the Illawarra. Feel your senses awakening as you listen to the birds, feel the spray of the waterfalls and spot rainforest residents – perhaps the superb lyrebird, eastern water dragon or swamp wallaby.

After exploring, relax at the cafe, or pack a picnic and enjoy a barbecue at the nearby picnic area by the river.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

Also see

  • Picnic tables on paving with covered gas barbecue area, surrounded by rainforest vegetation. Photo credit: Geoff Saunders © DPIE

    Minnamurra Rainforest picnic area

    Minnamurra Rainforest picnic area is in Budderoo National Park, near Kiama. This peaceful riverside spot is the perfect place to stop for lunch when you explore Minnamurra Rainforest. 

  • Carrot cake slices displayed at Lyrebird Cafe, Budderoo National Park. Photo credit: Andrew Richards © Andrew Richards

    Lyrebird Cafe

    Relax after a rainforest walk with a meal or a coffee at the Lyrebird Cafe, beside the Minnamurra Rainforest Centre in Budderoo National Park.

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

    Rainforest loop walk

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

  • A man stands at a viewing platform at Minnamurra Falls, Budderoo National Park. Photo credit: John Spencer © DPIE

    The Falls walk

    Starting at the Minnamurra Rainforest Centre, enjoy spectacular rainforest, waterfall and canyon views from several viewing platforms along The Falls walk.


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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.

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Close-up image of a cabbage palm leaf, Budderoo National Park. Photo credit: Elinor Sheargold © DPIE