Hiking Minyon Falls – Australia

Day trips from the Gold Coast

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 Minyon Falls, you will find a beautiful natural pool that was made for swimming.

Hiking Minyon Falls

The waterfall, swimming hole, views and Minyon Falls hike are all amazing attractions in themselves!

Minyon Falls Hike

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

Hiking Minyon Falls
Hiking Minyon Falls

The trail from the lookout at the top to the base of Minyon Falls 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.

Hiking Minyon Falls

The Trail to Minyon Falls

Distance – 4.5kms one way (from the top)

Time – Allow 3 hours

What to bring

Pack lots of water, snacks, swimmers, a towel and most importantly – your camera. A hat and sunscreen are also recommended as the Australian sun is very hot.

Getting to Minyon Falls

Minyon Falls is 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.

Facilities at Minyon Falls

You will find toilets, picnic spots and BBQ facilities.


No permits are required to visit.

More Tips for visiting Minyon Falls

  • 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 to Mullumbimby after your hike and have lunch at Yaman – the best food in town. Thank me later!
  • If you take any rubbish in with you, make sure you take it home with you.
  • Be aware that snakes are in the area.

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