Minnamurra's Lyrebird Loop looks lovely

Illawarra’s iconic Lyrebird Loop track at Minnamurra Rainforest Centre has reopened and is set to spoil visitors with scenic river views and a spectacular South Coast experience.

Minnamurra Falls viewing platform, Budderoo National Park

National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) Area Manager Graham Bush said the 30-year-old track has been extensively upgraded so visitors can continue to enjoy the site.

“We have spent the last few months completely upgrading the family-friendly, 1.6-kilometre loop track, famous for its swinging suspension bridges over the Minnamurra Rivulet,” Mr Bush said.

“The upgraded track will lead you into a different world of rare remnant rainforest that once reached throughout the Illawarra.

“It’s an experience for all the senses. Walking the track you’ll feel the temperature drop, your eyes will adjust to the shade and the sounds of suburbia will be replaced by a chorus of birds.  

“The brand-new stainless steel elevated boardwalk takes people higher up into the rainforest to give amazing views and is suitable for people of all ages and abilities.

“Behind the beauty has been months of meticulous planning and hard work to carefully demolish and construct the new boardwalk, much of which was done by hand to minimise disturbance to the forest and to visitors.

“Around 100,000 visitors make the trip out to Minnamurra Rainforest Centre each year, and we are excited to showcase this completely upgraded experience to the community,” Mr Bush said.

The upgrades to the elevated boardwalk are in addition to the newly built Minnamurra Rainforest Centre, which was part of a $4.74 million renewal project for the precinct.

Visit the NPWS website for more information on the Minnamurra Rainforest Centre and the Lyrebird Loop Walk.