Day Tripper : Minyon Falls
Drive 45 minutes out of Byron Bay and you will arrive at the awe-inspiring pre-historic territory of the world heritage listed Nightcap National Park. Eerie and mesmerising, the area has links to the ancient supercontinent of Godwana and its main attraction is the 100-metre Minyon Falls, created by Repentance Creek flowing over the huge rhyolite cliffs, which were once part of the ancient Tweed Volcano. Take a short stroll from the car park to the lookout on your way to or from lunch at the brilliant Japanese Doma café in nearby Federal, or pack a picnic and make an afternoon of it with a bush walk. The Boggy Creek Walk is a 30-minute trek through Blackbutt Forest, along Boggy Creek to Minyon Falls, where on warm days you can stop for a swim in one of the natural pools. And for seasoned hikers, there’s the four-hour Minyon Loop track–the ultimate escape into the mystical silence (no mobile reception here!) and abundant plant and wildlife of subtropical rainforest.
Image credit – National Parks NSW