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Minyon Falls lookout

“A valley of ancient rainforest under a blanket of fine mist – it felt like we’d stepped into Jurassic Park.”

The view from Minyon Falls lookout is simply stunning; not only of the falls themselves, but on a clear day you might be lucky to see all the way out to the coast.

From the lookout, watch as the flow cascades over Minyon Falls to a deep palm-shaded gorge roughly 100m below. The tops of the cliffs are forested with Australian eucalypts, like blackbutt and scribbly gum and at the base is a beautiful natural pool that was made for swimming.

Minyon Falls is a great place for a quick stop, but if you’d like to spend longer at this pretty place, there's a picnic area with plenty of shady trees, barbecues and picnic tables. There are also a couple of bushwalks that leave from the picnic area, including Boggy Creek walk, which takes you to Rummery Park campground, and Minyon Falls loop walk, which takes you down to the base of the falls.


Getting there

Getting there:

Minyon Falls lookout is in the eastern precinct of Nightcap National Park. To get there:

From the eastern park entrance (via Rosebank):

  • Follow Minyon Drive to Minyon Falls picnic area
  • It is a short walk from the carpark to the lookout

From the southern park entrance on Nightcap Range Road (via Dunoon):

  • Follow Nightcap Range Road north up to the top of the range, following the signs to Rummery Park campground.
  • Continue on Minyon Drive past Peates Mountain Road, crossing the causeway to Minyon Falls picnic area.
  • It is a short walk from the carpark to the lookout

Vehicle access:

Unsealed road/trail - 2WD vehicles - All weather


Parking is available at Minyon Falls picnic area.

Important info


  • Gas/electric barbecues
  • Carpark
  • Lookout
  • Picnic tables
  • Non-flush toilets
  • Trackhead/access point

You should know:

  • Drinking water is not available in this park so it's a good idea to bring your own, and also something to take your rubbish away in
  • Check the weather before you visit Minyon falls, as the falls might not be flowing strongly if you are visiting during a dry spell, it will be at its most impressive after wet weather

Wheelchair access:


This area is fully wheelchair accessible

  • The lookout is accessible, as are the picnic area and toilets

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Minyon Falls, Nightcap National Park. Photo: John Spencer