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Published February 24th 2017
Minnamurra Rainforest is located within Budderoo National park and is about a 2 hour drive south from Sydney. The rainforest is accessed through Minnamurra Rainforest Centre which operates from 9am to 5pm and there is a $12 fee per car. We recently paid a visit to the rain forest and discovered three key things you can do while visiting, we did all three in one hit but they can definitely be standalone activities:
Have a picnic in the Rainforest The Rainforest is absolutely beautiful and we couldn't help but draw comparisons to Jurassic Park (in regards to the greenery so not the presence of dinosaurs!) and there are plenty of spots to set up a picnic. We set ours up on the viewing platform across from the suspension bridge so had a lovely view while we ate. There are no bins within the actual forest so remember to take a bag to carry your rubbish back to the bins in the Centre.
The rainforest loop walk is a nice and easy walk that takes you through the rainforest and across a suspension bridge. It's a great way to explore the fauna of the rainforest and possibly spot some wildlife too. The walk took us about 30 minutes. Because the entire walk is paved, it would be a great walk to do with kids.
The Falls Walk We had come to the rainforest to see Minnamurra Falls which is accessed at the end of the rainforest loop walk, this walk is significantly harder than the rainforest loop and was made even harder that day due to the 40 degree heat but it is not long at all. The climb up to the waterfall is steep and took us about 20 minutes and from there you can view the waterfall. Unfortunately the day we went the flow was very light but it was still a refreshing spot to stop and take in the surrounds. The walk back down is much easier and took us half the time.
Minnamurra Rainforest is the perfect day trip to escape the hustle and bustle and take in the beauty of Australia's unique and differing nature.
I walked to the falls with my daughter, we both felt highly accomplished given our fitness levels are non existent! We were lucky that it was mid July so cooler weather and there was light misting rain so the falls were running nicely. It certainly took us more than 20 minutes - more like 30-40 and some sections were so steep my legs were screaming! having said that, it's worth the climb.