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Rainforest loop walk

Budderoo National Park

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Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Fri 6 November 2020, 10.39am

Applies from Thu 2 Jul 2020, 4.56pm. Last reviewed: Fri 6 Nov 2020, 10.39am.

Other incidents: Minnamurra Rainforest

Minnamurra Rainforest is a popular location and will close at short notice if needed to ensure visitation levels do not exceed safe capacity or due to the car park reaching capacity.  We encourage you to plan your visit outside the peak periods of 11am to 2pm. 

Nearby alerts

Applies from Wed 21 Apr 2021, 12.20pm. Last reviewed: Fri 23 Apr 2021, 11.52am

Hazard reduction burns: Little Burke River HR

There is a fire in this park called Little Burke River HR. Refer to the Rural Fire Service for latest information. Do not enter any closed area or area with fire. If you see an unattended fire call Triple Zero (000). Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire safety in parks and reserves, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Sat 17 Apr 2021, 9.01am. Last reviewed: Fri 23 Apr 2021, 9.01am

Hazard reduction burns: Budderoo HR

There is a fire in this park called Budderoo HR. Refer to the Rural Fire Service for latest information. Do not enter any closed area or area with fire. If you see an unattended fire call Triple Zero (000). Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire safety in parks and reserves, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Thu 15 Apr 2021, 11.46am to Tue 27 Apr 2021, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 22 Apr 2021, 3.38pm

Closed areas: Areas closed for hazard reduction burn

Some parts of Budderoo National Park are closed for a hazard reduction burn from 4pm Friday 16 April to 4pm Friday 23 April 2021. The closed areas are:

  • Budderoo track
  • All areas form Budderoo track to Barren Grounds Nature Reserve
  • Hersey Fire Trail
  • All access to Gerringong Creek and Gerringong Falls

This burn is called Budderoo Plateau East. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office or visit the Rural Fire Service website.

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Applies from Tue 23 Mar 2021, 11.02am to Fri 7 May 2021, 7.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 22 Apr 2021, 8.20am

Closed areas: Clover Hill Road/trail closed

Clover Hill Road and trail are closed due to the severe weather event that included heavy rain, damaging winds and landslide. The road and trail are expected to reopen on Friday 7 May 2021.

NPWS will be conducting condition assessments to determine the extent of the damage and to rectify safety issues.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact NPWS Illawarra area office on 02 4224 4188 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Tue 13 Apr 2021, 11.30am to Fri 30 Apr 2021, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 13 Apr 2021, 4.05pm

Closed areas: Area closed for track upgrade

Some parts of this park are closed from Tuesday 13 April to Friday 30 April while tracks are being upgraded. The closed areas are:

  • End of Wallaby Hill Road
  • Yarrawa track & Hindmarsh Pass trail with all areas in between
  • Keenans Pass
  • Mc Andrews Gap
  • Parishs Pass
  • Les Lambert Lookout

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

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Applies from Tue 10 Nov 2020, 2.24pm. Last reviewed: Mon 15 Mar 2021, 2.02pm

Closed areas: Minnamurra Rainforest Cafe closed

Minnamurra Rainforest Cafe is closed. Light refreshments are available for purchase from the Visitor Centre. The precinct, including all walks are open to visitors. No portable barbecues are permitted.

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Applies from Fri 7 Feb 2020, 12.03pm to Thu 14 Oct 2021, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 19 Mar 2021, 2.00pm

Other planned events: 1080 fox ground baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is conducting an ongoing 1080 ground baiting operation from Wednesday 14 October 2020 to Wednesday 14 April 2021 to reduce the impacts on threatened species.

The operation will target foxes in the Carrington Falls, Knights Hill and Barren Grounds areas. Baits have been placed on NPWS estate, private properties and Crown road reserves with permissions. 

There will be 1080 baiting signs at the entrance to baiting areas. Don’t touch baits or ejector devices. Some baits may be buried.

1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) is lethal to pets (including domestic dogs and cats) and working dogs. In the event of accidental poisoning, seek immediate veterinary assistance. Domestic pets, including dogs and cats are not permitted in national parks or reserves. Restrain working and assistance dogs to ensure they don’t enter the baiting areas. If you need your dogs to work in the baiting area outside of national park estate, we suggest muzzling them.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact Melinda Norton at the NPWS office at Fitzroy Falls on 02 4887 8244 or send an email.

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Applies from Mon 14 Dec 2020, 11.55am. Last reviewed: Fri 15 Jan 2021, 11.36am

Closed areas: Macquarie Rivulet - Jump Rock track closed

Access to Macquarie Rivulet (also known as “Jump Rock”) is not permitted. The track is steep and eroded, and contains unstable surfaces, cliffs and drop offs.

There is a high risk of injury from falls from heights. Do not enter the closed areas of this park.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information contact 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS).

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Applies from Thu 2 Jul 2020, 4.56pm. Last reviewed: Fri 6 Nov 2020, 10.39am

Other incidents: Minnamurra Rainforest

Minnamurra Rainforest is a popular location and will close at short notice if needed to ensure visitation levels do not exceed safe capacity or due to the car park reaching capacity.  We encourage you to plan your visit outside the peak periods of 11am to 2pm. 

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Applies from Tue 18 Jun 2019, 9.18am. Last reviewed: Tue 9 Jun 2020, 8.15am

Closed areas: Access to Macquarie Rivulet via top of Macquarie Pass not permitted

Access to Macquarie Rivulet from Mount Murray, at the top of Macquarie Pass is not permitted. If you access the rivulet from the top of the escarpment, you will be trespassing on private property and this action may result in police involvement.

The recommended access points for Macquarie Rivulet are via Clover Hill Road and from the Cascades/Rivulet carparks. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the NPWS Illawarra area office on 02 4224 4188.

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Local alerts

For the latest updates on fires, closures and other alerts in this area, see https://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/things-to-do/walking-tracks/rainforest-loop-walk/local-alerts

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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Emergency services

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For the latest information on wildfires in your area please contact the NSW Rural Fire Service.

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