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Budderoo National Park
New South Wales
IUCN Category II (National Park)
Minnamurra Falls 2012.jpg
Minnamurra Falls
Nearest town or city Wollongong
Established 3 October 1986 (1986-10-03)
Area 7,219 ha (17,840 acres)
Managing authorities National Parks & Wildlife Service
Website Budderoo National Park
See also Protected areas of
New South Wales

The Budderoo National Park is a 7,219-hectare (17,840-acre) national park that is located in the Illawarra region of New South Wales, Australia; situated approximately 99 kilometres (62 mi) south southwest of Sydney.

Location and features

MinnamurraRainforest
Minnamurra Rainforest entrance to the national park.

The National Parks & Wildlife Service–managed park is best known for the timber boardwalk through the Minnamurra rainforest. The park features waterfalls, picnic and barbecue areas, and a visitors centre.

Budderoo is part of the 7,334-hectare (18,120-acre) Budderoo and Barren Grounds Important Bird Area which contains large numbers of endangered eastern bristlebirds, as well as smaller numbers of pilotbirds and rockwarblers, in a mosaic of sandstone heath and eucalypt woodland habitats.

Barren Grounds Nature Reserve is adjacent to the eastern border of the park; Yarrawa State Forest is not far from the park's western border.

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