Located a short 30-minute drive from Byron Bay, Killen Falls is an incredible waterfall and swimming hole surrounded by dense, green rainforest, and eroded rocks. The 10m waterfall, a part of Emigrant Creek, can be accessed by a short walking track. The track will lead you right to the base of the roaring falls – it’s spectacular.
What makes Killen Falls so special is the cave-like rocks that surround the water; you can even walk and sit behind the waterfall without getting wet!
Make a day out of it – Visit Harvest Café in the picturesque town of Newrybar for lunch or pick up some organic locally sourced delicacies where the Shelves are stocked with local and international artisan products including Harvest's range of sauces & condiments, wood-fired sourdoughs & delicious pastries and make your own picnic!
The view from Minyon Falls lookout is the best in the area; 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 the cascades flow 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. At the base of the falls 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 walking track, which takes you down to the base of the falls.
Make a day out of it – Stop for lunch at the favourite and well reknown, Doma Café. It is a well-known lunch-spot loved by locals and visitors alike. A unique blend of cafe classics and Japanese specialties makes for some of the most unique (and delicious) dishes in the area. Think halloumi burgers topped with Japanese hash brown, and huge sushi cones too pretty to eat. In addition, there’s a variety of cakes and great coffee.
All of this is served in a laidback ‘back yard’ environment, complete with dogs and chickens!
This blog post provided by: Ferry Reserve