Minyon Falls has got itself a brand spanking new lookout that increases accessibility to the epic waterfall, and wowee it looks fancy!
A new lookout and viewing platform has been built riiiight on the edge of Minyon Falls in the Byron Hinterland.
Watch your vertigo as you peer down the 100 metre drop to the plunge pool below in the middle of the rainforest at Nightcap National Park.
‘Minyon Falls is a culturally significant site for the Widjabul Wia-bal people and their support has been a crucial aspect of the upgrade’, said National Parks and Wildlife Services Director North Coast Russell Madeley.
The platform allows for wheelchair access and greater accessibility to one of Australia’s most magnificent waterfalls. There’s also more picnic areas and ample parking available.
‘The works have been undertaken with sensitivity to the surroundings including the recycling of trees which had previously been hit by lightning,’ Mr Madeley said.
The new facilities are part of a $7.5 million project in the Byron Hinterland that includes new walking trails through the rainforest, campgrounds, toilet and picnic amenities, and even a four-day trek! Keep your eyes peeled for that!
Photos thanks to NPWS