Starting from the end of Minyon Grass Road, Repentance Creek, this walk takes you to the base of the Minyon Falls and back via the Minyon Loop Track, visiting Minyon Grass Lookout near the start. You’ll be stunned by the sheer size and power of the waterfall that is before your eyes. Standing 100 metres tall, the plunge waterfall cascades down the vertical rhyolite rock face to a scenic waterhole. Bring your swimmers and don’t miss out on the opportunity of cooling off in this exceptional scenery. You can also have a serene picnic by the water afterwards. As you make your way along the creek to the falls, you’ll be surrounded by Bangalow Palm trees that seem to be dominating the subtropical rainforest. Interesting fungi species such as the turkey tails and jelly mushrooms can be found in the area as well. Keep in mind that the last section before reaching the base of the falls involves rock hopping/scrambling. The waterfall is best viewed after decent rainfall, but that can also lead to more slippery footing and leeches. Grippy hiking shoes are recommended. Precise caution as there are steep drop-offs at parts of the track. Let us begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.
Before you start any bushwalk ensure you;
• Tell someone you trust where you are going and what to do if you are overdue
• Have adequate equipment, supplies, skills & knowledge for the whole journey
• Consider the impact of weather forecasts, park/track closures & fire dangers
• Can respond to emergencies & call for help at any point
• Are healthy and fit enough for this journey
If not, change plans and stay safe. It is okay to delay and ask people for help.
Turn on to Pacific Motorway Offramp then drive for 285 m
At roundabout, take exit 3 onto Old Pacific Highway, 40 and drive for another 410 m
At roundabout, take exit 2 onto Gulgan Road and drive for another 2 km
Turn right onto Mullumbimby Road and drive for another 3.9 km
At roundabout, take exit 1 and drive for another 310 m
Turn left onto Dalley Street and drive for another 6.2 km
Turn right onto Goonengerry Road and drive for another 8 km
Turn right onto Repentance Creek Road and drive for another 4.7 km
Turn right onto Coopers Creek Road and drive for another 1.8 km
Turn left onto Minyon Falls Road and drive for another 1.3 km
Turn sharp left onto Minyon Grass Road and drive for another 140 m
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started From the end of Minyon Grass Road, head northwest along the Minyon Loop Trail as you pass by Minyon Grass Lookout to your right. Stay on the said track as it meanders deeper into the rainforest and becomes hugs Repentance Creek(to the left). Follow the track towards the base of the falls to continue along Minyon Grass Lookout to Minyon Falls Track. Realign with the creek if you get lost, and look for orange arrows nailed into trees for guidance.....
Directions & comments
Toilet (about 20 m back from the start).
Find the Minyon Grass Lookout at the start.
Veer left, to head along Minyon Loop.
After another 25 m pass the "Barbeque" (20 m on your left).
After another 1.6 km continue straight.
After another 120 m come to a viewpoint.
About 75 m past the end is "Minyon Falls".
Turn around here and retrace the main route for 1.8 km to get back to the start.
Know the Hills, grading & facilities
Minyon Grass Lookout to Minyon Falls
1 h 30 min to 2 h 30 min
Quality of track
Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Short steep hills (3/6)
Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)