Minyon Falls Loop

Nightcap National Park

The Minyon Falls is a plunge waterfall on the Repentance Creek in the Northern Rivers region of New South Wales, Australia. The waterfall descends more than 100 metres over the huge rhyolite cliffs which were once part of the Tweed Volcano.

Walk down to the base of the falls; a very pretty interesting walk. After the rain the water gushes past you.

Waterfalls
Lookouts
Picnic Facilities
Toilets
Scrambling or Climbing
No Dogs Permitted
Rainforest
367m
Maximum Elevation
214m
Total Climb

Getting there:

From Mullumbimby, take the Coolamon Scenic Drive south then turn right into Repentance Creek Road and right again into Minyon Falls Road.

From the south, turn off the Lismore Bangalow Road into Eureka Road onto Federal Road before turning left onto Repentance Creek Road and right again into Minyon Falls Road.

The last 2km are gravel road. Minyon Falls is well signposted.

Maps:

http://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/things-to-do/Lookouts/Minyon-Falls-lookout

http://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/things-to-do/Walking-tracks/Minyon-loop-walking-track

Route/Trail notes:

Down to the base of the falls is a hard walk is well defined, but can be very slippery after rain.

Permits/Costs:

None, except if you camp, which is only permitted at Rummery Park (fees apply).

Comments:

This can be a very busy area on weekends and holidays, so parking can be a problem. Parking, toilets, BBQs and picnic areas are available.


Comments

It was more like 'Minyon Trickle' the year I went. Lovely walk though. Would definitely take a 4WD next time as the road was quite washed out and it didn't do my Mazda any good....

Melissa Kirkman on 2015

December 24 2014
Currently very little water off the falls (think leaking shower head) and the pool at the base needs a good wash out before its worth swimming in.
Wait for some needed rain if you want to see the falls otherwise its still a great walk.

See my other comments for this walk.

NerdTrails on 24 Dec, 2014

Fantastic walk. Yes it's hard but in my opinion doesn't compare with Mt Warning which seems to go forever. We did the walk In a counter clockwise direction so all of the uphill was over the shorter distance. The bottom of the falls is really rewarding but even the view from the top is fantastic. Totally loved it. Only saw one leach (on my camera) but the water would have been freezing.

Ian and Sue on 21 Apr, 2014

Beautiful walk through different vegetation types. The waterfall was a misty spray at the bottom, might be more after a lot of rain.

gabemma on 13 May, 2013

In my opinion, Minyon Falls was EXTREMELY hard. i reckon it was nearly as hard as Mount Warning. The surface was slippery, the turns were sharp, there was shear drops and fallen trees. I recommend you should do it if you're over 5 or 6.

GiantChicken on 2013

Went there on a damp day, planning on going for a rewarding swim after the walk, but were bombarded by countless leeches.

Anonymous on 26 Dec, 2012

Good hike but can be hard in summer. Make sure you take enough water!

NerdTrails on 24 Dec, 2012

Lovely walks.

dulcieu3a@hotmail.com on 20 Aug, 2011

Lovely walk. I did this with my 3 children. Near the base of the falls there is a large strangler fig which I climbed up through the inside of the dead tree it had strangled.

Grumps on 12 Jun, 2009

We have visited these falls a number of times over the years and every time it has been in the dry season, with not much water coming over the falls. That said, it is always a pleasant walk down and around the falls for all the family.

Watch out for the kookaburras in the picnic area, they pinch your sandwiches!

F.A.B. on 7 Aug, 2004

There is a little pool above the waterfall that, when you jump in, is about 8 ft deep - really relaxing after a hard walk around the circuit pulling leeches off you

Alan Barrie on 29 Nov, 1987

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