Minyon Creek Falls


Minyon Creek Falls

Minyon Creek Falls is a very tall waterfall, accessible via a short walk from the Falls’ carpark. Unfortunately, the waterfall can dry out during dry summer.

Driving and walking conditions

GPS of the view point: S 28° 36.764' E 153° 23.411'
Parking: Minyon Falls Rd, Whian Whian
Vehicle type: All vehicle types Track type: Easy walking track
Road type:2km of Gravel Road Return track duration: 5min

Waterfall parameters

Waterfall height: 104m Type of the waterfall: Horsetail

Rating:       ⭐
GPS:          S 28° 36.764' E 153° 23.411'
Parking:     Minyon Falls Rd, Whian Whian
Access:     5min return walk

Walking and driving instructions


Minyon Creek Falls is roughly a 1hr40minutes’ drive away from Gold Coast, or 1hour’ from Ballina. From Ballina travel north on the A1. Turn left onto B62 and follow it until you reach an intersection with Coolamon Scenic Dr. Turn left onto Coolamon Scenic Dr and follow it for the next 12km. In Federal turn right onto Binna Burra Rd, then immediately turn right onto Federal Dr and follow it for the next 4km. Turn left onto Repentance Creek Rd and stay on it for the next 5km. Then turn right onto Coopers Creek Rd and follow it for the next 1.7km. Then turn left onto Minyon Falls Rd and stay on it for the next 2.6km. Minyon Creek Falls Picnic Area is on your left. Last 2km of the road is a gravel road.

A good size car park has all sorts of facilities, including toilets, covered picnic tables and track’s signs.

From the parking, an easy and wheel-chair friendly path leads to the main waterfall lookout. It takes just a couple of minutes to reach the platform, which offers a great view of the falls’ top.

From here, you can walk a 3-hour one way track which descends to the falls’ base. Make sure you’re got plenty of water and good bushwalking experience, if you wish to do this 6-hours return trail.

Alternately, you can drive to Minyon Grass Lookout, which offers you a great view of the waterfall. Enjoy the beauty of the falls from a distance.

Minyon Creek Falls is a waterfall which might have little or no water at all during dry season. Ideal time to visit – late autumn, winter, early spring.

If you’re allowed to fly a drone near this waterfall, then you will be able to take best photos.

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Rating:       ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Access:     30min return walk
Driving:   32.2 km (46 mins)

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