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Reviewed March 30, 2018 via mobile

Hiked Minyon Falls late March and it did not disappoint . The drive may seem
A little off road as the toad is not sealed . We started our walk from the main lookout at the top of the falls . The walk itself down is fairly easy for an experienced walker with plenty of amazing trees and wildlife along the way . There is a swimming hole which I’ve pictured where most hikers stop to eat and swim . We did see one snake here . If you are wanting to get to the actual bottom of the falls it’s not for the faint hearted. The rock climb in is fairly hard and somewhat dangerous as it’s very damp on the rocks . It was totally worth the heart palpitations, the bottom of the falls was a glorious wonder , just awesome . Coming out back down the rocks was a lot easier than climbing in . There are small orange arrows which guide you up also . It says there is a loop but if you continue on from there to Minyon Grass picnic area you will come out on the road and need to walk back to your car along the road . This actually makes up part of the loop . We went back the way we came , the walk back was moderate as we were going up hill . It took 3 hours which included a swim and a stop for food . One of the best walks I have done . Loved it .

Date of experience: March 2018
2  Thank getoutsideyourself
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Reviewed March 16, 2018

I have been here several times over the years and just recently in January 2018. There are now walk ways near the waterfall that allows you good views without fear of falling over the edge! There is also handicapped access too. It does get crowded during peak holiday times but you can still find quiet moments. I particularly enjoy taking the walk across the creek (you can find the stepping stones that mark the crossing) and watching the sunrise - yes it is possible to see sunrise from there despite some peoples opinion! watching the sun rise with the frequent mist in the valley and looking back towards the falls - my kind of heaven! For those who like walking (that's me!) there are some really good longer walks. If you are not afraid of getting lost then take the firebreak trail loop as you will have a very private and amazing journey into Australia bushland ... just make sure you take enough water to keep hydrated. I love this place and will be visiting again!

Date of experience: January 2018
2  Thank kira k
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Reviewed March 6, 2018 via mobile

Minion Falls, in Nightcap National Park, is a bit out of the way but well worth visiting.

We went via Bangalow, taking the Lismore road and turning right at Binna Burra about 10km out of town towards the village of Federal: from Federal the falls are well signposted.

The roads are narrow but sealed - drive slowly - with just the last couple of km within the park unsealed, but in good condition: suitable for a 2WD.

When yo enter the park, an information board is located at a fork in the road: the falls are about a km to the right and Minyon Grass 500m to the left. Go here first for a spectacular face on view of the falls that can not be obtained at the falls proper. There is ample car parking, toilets and picnic ground facilities.

At Minyon Falls, the viewing platform is at the top of the falls, looking across them and down the 100m drop into the valley below. A pretty path heads upstream to a crossing of the creek feeding the falls: worth wandering along. For the more energetic, this path continues to the base of the falls and on to Minyon Grass - about 4.5km. Another day perhaps.

You can have lunch in the picnic grounds at the falls car park. We chose to drive on a couple of km to Rummery Creek campgrounds: a pretty spot with facilities as well as a pleasant short drive with a creek crossing.

A great place to visit.

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank bobjanh
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Reviewed March 4, 2018 via mobile

Up on the Gold coast with friends, we were asked if we would like to visit Minyon falls with some locals we knew. As we hadn't planned to do this we jumped at the chance to do the hike and see the falls from the bottom. The hike is about 6km round trip, up and down hills but easy enough to do if you are reasonably fit. If you are not sure about climbing the rocks at the bottom I urge you to do so as the sight of the falls is amazing and many people swim in the pool at the bottom. The walk back up gets the heart rate going but it is worth it.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank ptmlrunts
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Reviewed February 4, 2018

Camping, cafe, site seeing and immersed in nature. What more could you ask for?
To be honest the cafe alone is worth the visit. It has fantastic views over the valley and the food/drinks are very good too.
Minyon Falls - Of course the actual falls is the star attraction and definitely worth experiencing. Tip - Take some swimmers and enjoy a plunge in the crystal clear ponds on the cliffs.

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank BillBlinky
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