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Lyrebird loop walk

Budderoo National Park

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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.

No wheelchair access
1.6km loop
Time suggested
30min - 1hr
Grade 3
Entry fees
Park entry fees apply
Opening times
9am to 5pm daily. Last access 4pm.
Please note
  • You can access Minnamurra Falls walk from the Lyrebird loop walk – allow an extra hour if you'd like to complete the Lyrebird loop and Minnamurra Falls walk.
  • Please remain on the walkway and paved tracks at all times
  • There is no river access – this ensures pristine water quality for the park's aquatic life and downstream residents.
  • While the walk is shaded, it’s a good idea to put sunscreen on before you set out and to wear a hat and take plenty of drinking water.

Meander through rich, remnant rainforest teeming with diversity on the Lyrebird loop walk in Minnamurra Rainforest Centre. You’ll have a bird’s eye view over this primeval world as you wander the elevated walkway.

This easy, hour-long walk includes suspension bridges, viewing platforms and interpretive signs along the way. It’s a huge hit with kids, but the tranquil beauty of the subtropical, dry, riparian and temperate rainforest on display will appeal to all.

You’ll be impressed by the sheer variety of flora in this fragile ecosystem. Look out for bird’s nest ferns, strangler figs and colourful orchids.

If you’ve got the time and you’re keen to see more, why not add Minnamurra Falls walk to your loop for a truly spectacular rainforest walking experience?

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

Tours and events at this location

  • Visitors cross a suspension bridge over a creek along Rainforest loop walk at Minnamurra Rainforest in Budderoo National Park. Photo: Elinor Sheargold © DPIE

    Minnamurra Rainforest by torchlight

    Go on a family-friendly after-hours guided tour in Budderoo National Park these school holidays. See Minnamurra Rainforest by night on this unforgettable adventure, inland from Kiama on the South Coast.

  • A man walks along Lyrebird loop walk in Budderoo National Park. Photo credit: Elinor Sheargold © DPIE

    Minnamurra Rainforest ranger-guided tour

    These school holidays, experience the rainforest like never before. Join this ranger-guided walk through Minnamurra Rainforest in Budderoo National Park, west of Kiama on the NSW South Coast.

Also see

  • A woman listens to an audio tour on her mobile phone with headphone at Minnamurra Rainfores. Photo: John Spencer © DPIE

    Minnamurra Rainforest self-guided audio tours

    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.

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

    Minnamurra Falls walk

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

  • 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.

  • Picnic table on paved area with covered gas barbecues, in a rainforest setting of ferns and trees. 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. 


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A family walk a boardwalk section of Bouddi coastal walk, Bouddi National Park. Photo: John Spencer/OEH.


Minnamurra self-guided audio tours

Bring the sights, sounds and stories of Minnamurra Rainforest to life with NSW National Parks' collection of geo-located self-guided audio tours.

A woman listens to an audio tour on her mobile phone with headphone at Minnamurra Rainfores. Photo: John Spencer © DPIE

General enquiries

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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 only in the Minnamurra Rainforest area. Bus or taxi: $4.40 per adult and $2.20 per child.

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