Minnamurra Rainforest and Falls Walk, Budderoo National Park NSW

A shortish walk through attractive remnant rainforest to view Minnamurra Falls in Budderoo National Park.

Minnamurra Rainforest Track & Minnamurra Falls

I don’t think I’d ever visited Minnamurra Falls before, or if I did it was a very long time ago when I was young. I’d driven past a few times and perhaps missed it out because the walk is quite short, an easygoing 4 kms roughly. I’m glad I stopped by with family though, because it’s a very charming and picturesque walk. Although the falls are the main reason to visit this patch of remnant rainforest, I actually found the rainforest itself to be the highlight.

The falls were swelled with water because of heavy rain in the previous few days, so I can’t guarantee they’ll look like this when you visit. But the rainforest is lush and atmospheric, so you’ll probably enjoy the walk regardless. It’s a simple walk without grand vistas, but I’ve included it in my ‘featured walks’ list because it’s a quality experience for a short walk, and I hardly ever feature easier walks.

Track Notes

The short loop track was easy enough for my 81 year old mother-in-law to manage, but the sometimes steep track to the falls was beyond her. But if you’re not an octogenarian who’s had two knees and a hip replaced then you should be able to make it without too much trouble. There’s a constructed path the whole way, so navigation is not required. See the NPWS site for more details on the Rainforest Loop Walk and Falls Walk.

Minnamurra Rainforest and Falls Walk: The Scenery

Minnamurra Rainforest Track & Minnamurra Falls
Quite atmospheric on this walk.

Minnamurra Rainforest Track & Minnamurra Falls

Minnamurra Rainforest Track & Minnamurra Falls
Lots of birds nest ferns.
Minnamurra Rainforest Track & Minnamurra Falls
The busy canopy of a large rainforest tree.
Minnamurra Rainforest Track & Minnamurra Falls
A very pleasant patch of the river.

Minnamurra Rainforest Track & Minnamurra Falls

Minnamurra Rainforest Track & Minnamurra Falls
A fine specimen of a water dragon was sunning itself on a rock. I didn’t see it at first but a passer by pointed it out.
Minnamurra Rainforest Track & Minnamurra Falls
A good looking water dragon.
Minnamurra Rainforest Track & Minnamurra Falls
The falls had a second drop before the main bit.
Minnamurra Rainforest Track & Minnamurra Falls
Minnamurrra Falls looking quite lively after lots of rain in the previous days.
Minnamurra Rainforest Track & Minnamurra Falls
Minnamurrra Falls
Minnamurra Rainforest Track & Minnamurra Falls
Minnamurra Falls
Minnamurra Rainforest Track & Minnamurra Falls
My nephew takes a selfie in front of Minnamurrra Falls.

Minnamurra Rainforest Track & Minnamurra Falls

Minnamurra Rainforest Track & Minnamurra Falls
Very lush rainforest clinging to these sheer slopes.

Minnamurra Rainforest Track & Minnamurra Falls Minnamurra Rainforest Track & Minnamurra Falls

Author: Edward Hathway

I'm a clinical psychologist and keen hiker.

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