Running Time:

62 min

Release Date:

March 2006

Recording Location:

Goodenia Rainforest (South East Forest Natonal Park, SE NSW)
Eurobodalla National Park, SE NSW coast

Rain in the Forest

A rainshower refreshes the air in southeast Australian eucalypt forest.

Beginning with the first distant rumbles of thunder, the rain can be heard approaching, eventually falling quite heavily for a short time. Raindrops patter on the forest floor and drip from every gleaming leaf and fern. As the precipitation gradually eases, birdsong returns; Treecreepers, Black Cockatoos, Whistlers and Thornbills.

Audio sample of this album


Distant Thunder



The First Raindrops



Steady Rainfall



After the Rain


Customer reviews of this album

I adore what I have heard of your 'music.' Can't decide which is my favourite - 'Rain in the Forest' or 'Frogs, Frogs, Frogs!'


Dear Andrew & Sarah,
Thank you. I am in receipt of the digital album 'Rain in the Forest' and was able to download the same easily.  I'm very much happy to have it in my system and it was an awesome experience listening to nature. Keep Going and make me purchase more of your products - Great job, keep it up!

Raghuram, India

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