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Budderoo National Park
New South Wales
IUCN Category II (National Park)
Minnamurra Falls 2012.jpg
Minnamurra Falls
Budderoo National Park is located in New South Wales
Budderoo National Park
Budderoo National Park
Location in New South Wales
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

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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