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Rainforest loop walk

Budderoo National Park

Overview

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.

Where
Budderoo National Park
Accessibility
Medium
Distance
1.6km loop
Time suggested
30min - 1hr
Grade
Grade 3
Price
Free
Entry fees
Park entry fees apply
Please note
  • You can access The Falls walk from the Rainforest loop walk – allow an extra hour if you’d like to complete the Rainforest loop and The 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 beautiful Rainforest loop walk in Minnamurra Rainforest Centre. It's an idealy shady escape in summer. 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.

The first 500m of this track, from Minnamurra Rainforest Centre to the second suspension bridge, is suitable for wheelchairs, prams and visitors with limited mobility.

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

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

Also see

  • Minnamurra Rainforest Centre and Lyrebird Cafe, Budderoo National Park. Photo credit: Andrew Richards © Andrew Richards

    Minnamurra Rainforest Centre

    The visitor centre building in Budderoo National Park is closed until July 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 of a curling fern frond, Minnamurra Rainforest, Budderoo National Park. Photo credit: John Spencer © DPIE