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
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
Phone: 02 4236 0469
Fax: 02 4236 0393
Street address: Budderoo National Park, Minnamurra Falls Road (Tourist Drive No.9), via Jamberoo NSW 2533
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Rainforest and national parks made easy
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. Upon booking, teachers receive a locally produced CD-ROM containing resource material and additional references to assist teachers with classes before and after the excursion, and work sheet templates for the field excursion. Minnamurra Rainforest was selected as a 'case study' on the Department of Education’s HSC Online website. It is specific to Stage 6 'Ecosystems at Risk', but is an excellent resource for teachers wanting general information about Minnamurra.
Park: Minnamurra Rainforest Centre (Budderoo National Park)
Meeting place: Minnamurra Rainforest Centre
Cost: $9.90 per student (which includes $2.20 Park Entry Fee)
Bookings: bookings are essential due to limited coach parking; duration 2 hours.
More info: Minnamurra Rainforest Centre, Phone: 02 4236 0469