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Minyon Falls lookout

Nightcap National Park

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Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Minyon Falls lookout.

Getting there and parking

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

Road quality

  • Unsealed roads

Vehicle access

  • 2WD vehicles

Weather restrictions

  • All weather


There's parking in an asphalt carpark with 2 accessible parking spaces.

Best times to visit

There are lots of great things waiting for you in Nightcap National Park. Here are some of the highlights: Weather in the northern rivers region is generally mild in winter ranging to hot in summer. It can be very wet (the park receives the highest annual rainfall in NSW) and misty so check local weather conditions and pack suitable clothes as well as a hat, sunscreen and insect repellent.

Weather, temperature and rainfall

Summer temperature


18°C and 29°C

Highest recorded


Winter temperature


6°C and 19°C

Lowest recorded



Wettest month


Driest month


The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day



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.


There's a toilet block next to Minyon loop in the carpark. You can reach it from the picnic area along an accessible fibre-reinforced plastic elevated walkway, or you can drive to the small carpark that's directly in front of the amenities.

The toilet block has 2 unisex accessible toilets, 2 unisex ambulant toilets, a women’s toilet and a men’s urinal.

  • Non-flush toilets

Picnic tables

There are picnic tables set on concrete slabs in the main picnic area. You can reach them via a concrete pathway.


Step-free access

There's step-free access from the carpark to the lookout along pathways. The lookout has 2 levels:

  • The pathway to the entry level is concrete, with a maximum gradient of 1:20
  • The pathway to the lower level is fibre-reinforced plastic. Assistance may be required to reach this part of the lookout.

There are concrete pathways to the picnic tables and toilets.

  • Step-free outdoor pathways

Seats and resting points

There are timber benches at the lookout. They don't have backrests or armrests.

Maps and downloads

Safety messages

Mobile safety

Dial Triple Zero (000) in an emergency. Download the Emergency Plus app before you visit, it helps emergency services locate you using your smartphone's GPS. Please note there is limited mobile phone reception in this park and you’ll need mobile reception to call Triple Zero (000).

Waterfall safety

Waterfalls are beautiful destinations but please be safe when visiting these natural wonders. Read these waterfall safety tips before exploring waterfalls on your next walk.


Disability access level - easy

There's step-free access to the lookout along pathways:

  • The path to the entry level of the lookout is made of concrete and has a maximum gradient of 1:20.
  • The path to the lower level of the lookout is made of fibre-reinforced plastic. You may need assistance to reach this level.

There are accessible picnic tables in the picnic area that you can reach along concrete pathways.

There's a toilet block next to Minyon loop in the carpark:

  • There are 2 accessible unisex toilets and 2 ambulant unisex toilets along with a women's toilet and a men's urinal.
  • You can reach the toilets from the picnic area along an accessible fibre-reinforced plastic elevated walkway. Alternatively, you can drive to the small carpark immediately in front of the amenities.

There are 2 accessible parking spaces in the asphalt carpark.



Pets and domestic animals (other than certified assistance animals) are not permitted. Find out which regional parks allow dog walking and see the pets in parks policy for more information.


NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

Minyon Falls lookout

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Park info

  • in Nightcap National Park in the North Coast region
  • Nightcap National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather, fire danger or management operations.