Minyon Falls Tour
NIGHTCAP RANGES, NSW
Discover the natural beauty of the Byron Bay Hinterland. Explore the mountain trails of an expansive eucalypt forest, home to many native animals, including koalas and Albert's lyrebirds. View a breathtaking landscape atop an ancient rainforest from the region's most magnificent waterfall. An hour-long hike through the rainforest takes you to the freshwater pool at the waterfall's base, perfect for cooling off with a swim.
What's the plan?
Depart from Byron Bay
Minyon Falls Plunge Pool
Beginning in a dry eucalypt forest, we will walk for 2km, descending into the 40 million-year-old subtropical rainforest in the valley. After a rock scramble, arrive at a freshwater pool at the waterfall's base. It is the perfect place to cool off with a swim as you feel the full power of the waterfall. We will return with a 2km walk back up through the eucalypt forest, finishing with a view across the valley.
Return to Byron Bay
Drop off at your desired location in the Byron Bay region.
Pick up from location of choice within Byron Bay and surrounds. See below for pick up instructions.
Minyon Falls Lookout
Be inspired by breathtaking views across Nightcap National Park atop the region's most magnificent waterfall. Walking along a creekside track, experience massive gumtrees and try to spot the native birds perching high in the canopy with their koala friends.
All activities in half-day tour, plus:
Lunch provided at Minyon Falls lookout
Lunch at the scenic Minyon Falls supplied by a local cafe, catering to all dietary requirements. Tea and coffee also provided.
Boggy Creek Walk
Adventure 2km along the creek from Minyon Falls lookout to Rummery Park campground. During this leisurely walk, swim in the cool rock pools or take in the massive old-growth blackbutt trees. Keep an eye out for kookaburras, land mullet and goannas!
Can you pick up from outside of the Byron Bay region?
If you are staying outside of the region (1 to 2 hours drive away) and would like to experience an Earthbound Tour, please contact us, and we will try our best to accommodate this.
Can earthbound facilitate tours for larger groups?
Yes, we can! Contact us to organise a private tour for a group larger than six.
Are food and drinks provided?
Included in your tour are some locally-produced refreshments, including tea and coffee. Lunch supplied by a local cafe is included in the full-day tour. Dietary requirements will be requested via email the day before the tour.
Things you should know
What to bring
Water bottle - there are opportunities to refill during the tour
Sun protection - hat, sunscreen, long sleeves
Comfortable walking shoes and socks.
Rain jacket - the tour operates in all weather conditions, including rainy weather
Towel & swimwear - if you wish to swim at the waterfall
Moderate fitness level required.
Guests are required to be conscious and respectful of the environment. We are responsible for leaving nothing behind and ensuring that the space is left untouched.
Not recommended for travellers with back problems, heart problems or other serious medical conditions.
Not wheelchair accessible.
Guests ages seven and up can attend the tour.
Guests aged under 18 years must be accompanied by an adult.
What’s not included
Bottled water - BYO water bottle and there are opportunities to refill
Lunch is not included in half-day tour
Cancellation or change of date outside seven days of departure will not result in a cancellation fee.
Cancellation or change of date within seven days of departure will result in a 50% cancellation fee.
Failure to board, change of date or cancellation within 48 hours of departure will result in full fare forfeiture.