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Minyon Falls: Explore the Rainforest

Minyon Falls:
Explore the Rainforest


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 wallabies. 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 Return Walk

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.

Half-day Tour

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.

What's included?

Pick up and drop off from Byron Bay region

Pick up from the Byron Bay region, including Suffolk Park, Broken Head & Lennox Head. We will inform you of your pickup time the day before the tour.


A comfortable air-conditioned Volkswagen.

Safety equipment

First aid kit and trained operator.

Locally Sourced Refreshments

Includes produce from local small businesses.

Common questions

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. 

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

Guest requirements

  • 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. 

Cancellation policy

  • 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.

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