Hiking Minyon Falls – Australia

Minyon Falls

The view from Minyon Falls lookout is the best in the area. From the lookout, you can see the water rushing over the edge and into a deep palm-shaded valley roughly 100m below. The tops of the cliffs are forested with Australian eucalypts, blackbutt and scribbly gum. At the base of the falls you will find a beautiful natural pool that was made for swimming (well not in winter).

Hiking Minyon Falls

There are two ways to start the hike, from the lookout at the top or from the picnic area towards the bottom.

From the lookout at the top of the falls to the base of the waterfall is 4.5 kms one way. For the avid hikers out there, I definitely recommend it.

If you are looking for a shorter bush walk you could drive to the picnic area and start from there, which is more like 2kms one way.

The Trail

Distance – 4.5kms one way (from the top and back up)

Time – Allow 3 hours

What to bring

Water, snacks, swimmers, a towel and most importantly – your camera.

Getting to Minyon Falls

Located in Nightcap national Park, along Repentance Creek in the Northern Rivers region of New South Wales, Australia. There are a number of ways to get to Minyon Falls, so I recommend following your GPS. I have also embedded a map below.


Toilets, picnic spots and BBQ facilities




Check the weather before you visit Minyon Falls, as the falls might not be flowing strongly if you are visiting during a dry spell. They will be most impressive after wet weather.

Head into Mullumbimby after your hike and have lunch at Yaman – best food in town. Thank me later!

This is the view from the lookout

Hiking Minyon Falls

Hiking Minyon Falls

Hiking Minyon Falls

Hiking Minyon Falls

This is the view from the picnic area

Hiking Minyon Falls

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