Kids, don’t you want to get out into the beautiful Australian national parks than sit in doors and watch television? There is so much you can experience!
The Minnamurra Rainforest Centre is a great place to start before heading out into the Budderoo National Park. The friendly staff will give you all the information you need on the local area, and it’s a great place for you to ask questions before heading out to see it first hand!
There are also Aboriginal artefacts and interpretive signs on display (as well as the gift shop!)
When you feel ready, head out into the magical Budderoo National Park to begin your nature filled experience!
Enjoy the elevated walkways through the rare section of rainforest, that at one time actually reached throughout the whole of Illawarra.
Can you recognise that sound? It might be the birds, or perhaps the gushing of the waterfalls. If you are close, you might even feel the spray!
If you just love wildlife it’s a great place to try and spot some! The beautiful lyrebird, or the swamp wallaby – even the eastern water dragon!
There are stunning lookouts, pristine waterfalls and gorgeous rainforest to explore and play in!
Drive up to the plateau above the rainforest and check out the jaw-dropping views from Jamberoo lookout. If you really are an active family then grab those mountain bikes and take on the 24km Budderoo Track! If you are there late winter or spring make sure you stop and look at all the wildflowers blooming.
If you want to really enjoy the outdoor experience you can backpack camp on the plateau. (Not in the rainforest).
Rockpools, cascade and waterholes will be your view if you decide to enjoy a family picnic at Carrington Falls, where the beautiful Kangaroo River plunges over 50m into the gully below! There are also a number of beautiful walking trails here.
So get that TV turned off!