Budderoo National Park

Visitor Centres

Minnamurra Rainforest Centre

Wheelchair access: easy

This area is fully wheelchair accessible

  • Disabled parking is available
  • Whelchair access toilets are available
  • Access to the picnic area, cafe and first 500m of the loop walk is assisted access

Visit the multi award-winning Minnamurra Rainforest Centre and experience the splendour of the rainforest.

Chat to friendly staff in the Minnamurra Visitor Centre – they’re experts on the area so will be able to give you plenty of useful information – and check out the interpretive signs and Aboriginal artefacts on display. You might also find that perfect little present or souvenir in the Centre’s gift shop.

Then it’s time to wander the network of elevated walkways through the rare remnant rainforest that once reached throughout the Illawarra. Feel your senses awakening as you listen to the birds, feel the spray of the waterfalls and spot rainforest residents – perhaps the superb lyrebird, eastern water dragon or swamp wallaby.

There’s also a picnic area by the river, so pack your hamper and enjoy a barbecue in this splendid environment.

Activities: walking, birdwatching

Location:  shown on Minnamurra Rainforest Centre map

Getting there: 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.

Road access: Sealed road - 2WD vehicles.

Opening hours: The Minnamurra Rainforest Centre is:

  • Open 9am–5pm (Monday-Sunday).
  • Closed on Christmas Day

Facilities: picnic tables, gas/electric barbecues, flush toilets, drinking water, cafe/kiosk, carpark, lookout, trackhead/access point, venue

Vehicle entry fee: $11 per vehicle per day. For passengers travelling by private transport (bus or taxi), the fee is $4.40 per adult and $2.20 per child.

Phone: 02 4236 0469

Fax: 02 4236 0393

Street address: Budderoo National Park, Minnamurra Falls Road (Tourist Drive No.9), via Jamberoo NSW 2533


Events, activities and alerts at this location
School excursion

Rainforest and national parks made easy

Minnamurra Rainforest in Budderoo National Park (Image: TNSW)The Minnamurra Rainforest Centre has worked closely with the DEC- HSIE & Geography Curriculum Support Unit in developing specific programs for primary and secondary students. Each program involves a presentation prior to a guided tour of the Rainforest Loop Walk.

Difficulty: easy

Park: Minnamurra Rainforest Centre (Budderoo National Park)

Cost: $9.90 per student (which includes $2.20 park entry fee). Minimum fee of $247.50 per group

More info: School excursion inquiries - Minnamurra Rainforest Centre, Phone: 02 4236 0469

by arrangement
School excursion

Rainforest and national parks made easy

Minnamurra Rainforest in Budderoo National Park (Image: TNSW)The Minnamurra Rainforest Centre has worked closely with the DEC- HSIE & Geography Curriculum Support Unit in developing specific programs for primary and secondary students. Each program involves a presentation prior to a guided tour of the Rainforest Loop Walk.

Difficulty: easy

Park: Minnamurra Rainforest Centre (Budderoo National Park)

Cost: $9.90 per student (which includes $2.20 park entry fee). Minimum fee of $247.50 per group

More info: School excursion inquiries - Minnamurra Rainforest Centre, Phone: 02 4236 0469

by arrangement
School excursion

Rainforest and national parks made easy

Minnamurra Rainforest in Budderoo National Park (Image: TNSW)The Minnamurra Rainforest Centre has worked closely with the DEC- HSIE & Geography Curriculum Support Unit in developing specific programs for primary and secondary students. Each program involves a presentation prior to a guided tour of the Rainforest Loop Walk.

Difficulty: easy

Park: Minnamurra Rainforest Centre (Budderoo National Park)

Cost: $9.90 per student (which includes $2.20 park entry fee). Minimum fee of $247.50 per group.

More info: School excursion inquiries - Minnamurra Rainforest Centre, Phone: 02 4236 0469

by arrangement
School excursion

Rainforest and national parks made easy

Minnamurra Rainforest in Budderoo National Park (Image: TNSW)The Minnamurra Rainforest Centre has worked closely with the DET- HSIE & Geography Curriculum Support Unit in developing specific programs for primary and secondary students. Each program involves a presentation prior to a guided tour of the Rainforest Loop Walk.

Difficulty: easy

Park: Minnamurra Rainforest Centre (Budderoo National Park)

Cost: $9.90 per student (which includes $2.20 park entry fee). Minimum fee of $247.50 per group.

More info: School excursion inquiries - Minnamurra Rainforest Centre, Phone: 02 4236 0469

by arrangement
School excursion

Rainforest and national parks made easy

Minnamurra Rainforest walk in Budderoo National Park (Image: Stuart Cohen/DECCW)The Minnamurra Rainforest Centre has worked closely with the DEC- HSIE & Geography Curriculum Support Unit in developing specific programs for primary and secondary students. Each program involves a presentation prior to a guided tour of the Rainforest Loop Walk.

Difficulty: easy

Park: Minnamurra Rainforest Centre (Budderoo National Park)

Cost: $9.90 per student (which includes $2.20 park entry fee). Minimum fee of $247.50 per group.

More info: School excursion inquiries - Minnamurra Rainforest Centre, Phone: 02 4236 0469

by arrangement
School excursion

Rainforest and national parks made easy

Minnamurra Rainforest in Budderoo National Park (Image: TNSW)Programs are available for Stage 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 including HSC Geography programs 'Biophysical Interactions' and 'Ecosystems at Risk'.

You will experience a true rainforest with buttressed trees, strangler figs, hanging vines, epiphytic orchids and ferns and learn about the geographical processes that form and transform rainforests.

The Minnamurra Rainforest Centre has worked closely with the DET- HSIE & Geography Curriculum Support Unit in developing specific programs for primary and secondary students. Each program involves a presentation prior to a guided tour of the Rainforest Loop Walk.

Difficulty: easy

Park: Minnamurra Rainforest Centre (Budderoo National Park)

Cost: $9.90 per student (which includes $2.20 park entry fee). Minimum fee of $247.50 per group.

More info: School excursion inquiries - Minnamurra Rainforest Centre, Phone: 02 4236 0469

by arrangement