The Byron Bay Waterfalls, in our opinion, are some of the most beautifully secluded and relaxing in the world. There a couple of local spots that we turn to for a lazy Sunday afternoon. Meander down the dirt roads, lose mobile reception, ask a local for directions and enjoy everything these Byron Bay waterfalls have to offer. Some are a short walk, while others require a bit more planning and hiking to reach. Once you’re finished with visiting all the waterfalls, be sure to check out our favourite swimming locations also!
Located on Killen Falls Drive, Tintenbar, Killen Falls is perfect if you only have an hour or so to spare. A small carpark leads to the viewing platform overlooking the falls, or take the short track down to the bottom of the falls. The path can get slippery, so be careful especially after rainfall.
Minyon Falls is one of the largest in the area, located in Nightcap National Park, just outside of Byron Bay. A short walk from the carpark is the viewing platform, overlooking the falls and the national park. After rain, the falls are spectacular and definitely worth bringing your camera! If you’re looking for a full day adventure, the Minyon Falls walking track allows you to wander through the forest, past beautiful creeks leading to the bottom of the waterfall. The track is 13km return, so be prepared with plenty of food and water to last you throughout the day.
Also in the ranges of the Nightcap National Park, the World Heritage-listed Protestor Falls is another definite stop if you’re travelling through the Northern NSW region, or just looking for a weekend adventure. It’s a short walk leading to the Protestor Falls, with a gorgeous picnic spot at Terania Creek.
With all Byron Bay waterfall spots, please make sure to be self-sufficient, and leave the area as you found it, free of any rubbish or litter. There are neighbours and private property bordering many of the falls, so being wary of noise is also advised! A number of the Falls are also protected wildlife areas, so swimming is prohibited, make sure to check official websites before taking a dip. We hope you love exploring the Byron Bay waterfalls and experiencing what this incredible area has to offer!