Minnamurra Rainforest Centre
Budderoo National Park
All the practical information you need to know about Minnamurra Rainforest Centre.
Getting there and parking
Minnamurra Rainforest Centre is located in the foothills of Jamberoo Valley, west of Kiama on the NSW South Coast. To get there from Jamberoo, drive west on Jamberoo Road and turn left onto Jamberoo Mountain Road. Take the first right onto Minnamurra Falls Road, and you’ll find Minnamurra Rainforest Centre about 3km along to the end of the road.
- Sealed roads
- 2WD vehicles
- All weather
Car and bus parking is available in a bitumen carpark at Minnamurra Rainforest Centre, including 2 accessible parking spots.
Note that coach bookings are essential prior to arrival.
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
There are flush toilets at the visitor centre, including an accessible toilet and change facilities for parents and carers.
- Flush toilets
- Gas/electric barbecues (free)
Minnamurra Rainforest Centre is flat and step-free with a paved pathway that leads from the carpark to and around the visitor centre.
Inside the building, there's step-free access to the displays and the counter.
- Step-free main entrance to the building
Seats and resting points
There's a bench seat outside the visitor centre entrance.
Maps and downloads
Disability access level - medium
There's step-free access from the carpark at Minnamurra Rainforest Centre to the main entrance of the building. The visitor centre is flat inside, with step-free access to the displays and counter.
At the visitor centre, there are:
- 2 accessible parking spots in the carpark
- A double door at the main entrance
- Accessible toilets and a change facilities for parents and carers
- Bench seats and accessible picnic tables outside the building that can be reached along a paved pathway
Abseiling, canyoning, and swimming are not permitted in the Minnamurra Rainforest Centre area of Budderoo National Park.
You need to apply to the Park office and gain prior approval to fly a drone in this area.
NSW national parks are no smoking areas.
- Minnamurra Rainforest Centre
- 9am to 4pm daily. Closed Christmas Day.
- 02 4236 0469
- 345 Minnamurra Falls Road, Jamberoo NSW 2533
- 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