Minyon Falls

Minyon Falls
Minyon Falls & rhyolite.jpg
The Minyon Falls
Minyon Falls is located in New South Wales
Minyon Falls
LocationNorthern Rivers, New South Wales, Australia
Coordinates28°36′55″S 153°23′05″E / 28.61528°S 153.38472°E / -28.61528; 153.38472Coordinates: 28°36′55″S 153°23′05″E / 28.61528°S 153.38472°E / -28.61528; 153.38472[1][2]
TypePlunge waterfall
Elevation200 metres (660 ft) AHD
Total height100 metres (330 ft)
WatercourseRepentance Creek

The Minyon Falls is a plunge waterfall on the Repentance Creek in the Northern Rivers region of New South Wales, Australia. The waterfall descends more than 100 metres (330 ft) over the huge rhyolite cliffs which were once part of the Tweed Volcano. The water flow eroded the rocks to create the waterfall.[3][4]

  1. ^ "Minyon Falls Flora". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 15 May 2014. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Minyon Falls Flora Reserve (NSW)". Gazetteer of Australia online. Geoscience Australia, Australian Government.
  3. ^ Ferrett, Russell (2005). Australia's Volcanoes. Australia: New Holland Publishers. p. 93. ISBN 1-877069-09-4.
  4. ^ Brunker, R.L., Tweedale, G., 1972, Tweed Heads, New South Wales, 1:250 000 geological series map. Sheet SH/56-03, 1st edition., Geological Survey of New South Wales, 1v