Rainforest loop walk
Budderoo National Park
All the practical information you need to know about Rainforest loop walk.
Grade 3Learn more about the grading system Features of this track
30min - 1hr
Quality of markings
Clearly sign posted
Short steep hills
Quality of path
No experience required
Getting there and parking
The Rainforest loop walk starts from the Minnamurra Rainforest Centre, which is located in the foothills of the Jamberoo Valley, west of Kiama on the NSW 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 located 3km along to the end of the road.
Car and bus parking is available at Minnamurra Rainforest Centre, including designated disabled spots.
Note: 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
Maps and downloads
Disability access level - medium
- 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.
- Some assistance will be required on sections with short steep gradients.
- The track winds through subtropical rainforest, making it an ideal shady escape in summer.
Medium access presents some minor difficulties, such as a grassy surface. You may require a little assistance to get around in some areas.
- Minnamurra Rainforest Centre
- 9am to 5pm 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