The Minyon Falls is in the Nightcap National Park, in the Northern Rivers region of New South Wales, where the Repentance Creek drops off the edge of a tall cliff. The rhyolite cliffs once formed part of the Tweed Volcano. The height of the falls is around 100m; the drop has been documented as being between 97 and 104m. A lookout platform accessed via a short boardwalk from the carpark provides over the top of the falls, and out to the coast.
At the top of the cliffs, the forest around the falls is comprised Australian eucalypts, including blackbutt and scribbly gum. Beneath the waterfall Falls in the Minyon valley is a sub-tropical rainforest, with vegetation including Bangalow palms, brushbox, strangler figs and and native wisteria vine. At the base of the falls is a beautiful natural pool and swimming hole.
Getting to Minyon Falls
The viewing platform at the top of the falls is easy to reach, with a short walk from the carpark. It’s about a 45min drive inland from Byron Bay or Ballina; the last section is along an unsealed road. You can also access the base of the walk, via a 3.7km loop along the Minyon Loop Trail.