Minnamurra Rainforest Walk

A simply beautiful day was spent in the calm ambience of the Minnamurra Rainforest on Sunday 30th October. Sixteen expectant walkers gathered at the Visitors Centre of the Budderoo National Park ready to face the climb up to the Falls. Because of trackwork the walk was in two parts: the steep walk to the waterfall followed by the lovely Minnamurra River walk.

The first part of the walk was a challenge made esasier by the regular path and rewarded by views of the deep chasm and distant views of the higher falls. After rain the water flow gushed down into the deep canyon. The bush was damp and fertile and the birdlife kept us company.

We returned to the picnic area near the Visitors Centre for lunch then set out on the shorter walk along the river.

The walk was glorious with added excitement provided by the two suspension bridges. The views up and down the waterways and down into the deep limpid pools were memorable.

And there were monsters too – a monster strangler fig and two delightful dragons on rocks by the water (somewhat smaller in size).  Along the walk there were information signs to help us understand our surroundings.

All in all it was a top day with the drive down the coast being no obstacle to our fun.

Report by walk leader Julian Sheen       CLICK HERE FOR PHOTO ALBUM

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