Minyon Falls Interpretation Strategy

Minyon Falls, located within Nightcap National Park, feature a spectacular 100 metre drop into the valley below, surrounded by wet sclerophyll forest and sub-tropical rainforest.

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NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service

Minyon Falls is a major tourist destination for people visiting the Byron Bay and Lismore region. It is part of the Tweed caldera, a huge volcano that extended for some 100 km with the remaining landforms including the Border Ranges and Mt Warning/ Wollumbin. The park features a rich and diverse wildlife with many rare and endangered species with sections of the park included in the Gondwanan Rainforest World Heritage area.

The Widjabul Wiabul people have lived in the area for many thousands of years, and continue to have a strong association with the area. In particular, Minyon Falls is recognised as an important women's sacred site, with the pools used for birthing.

 

LookEar was engaged to develop a Heritage Interpretation Strategy that presented the various natural and cultural heritage values of the area. This included a detailed consultation and engagement process with representatives of the Widjabul Wiabul community, with active involvement from the community in the proposed interpretive content and designs.

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