I don’t think I’d ever visited Minnamurra Falls before, or if I did it was a very long time ago when I was young. I’d driven past a few times and perhaps missed it out because the walk is quite short, an easygoing 4 kms roughly. I’m glad I stopped by with family though, because it’s a very charming and picturesque walk. Although the falls are the main reason to visit this patch of remnant rainforest, I actually found the rainforest itself to be the highlight.
The falls were swelled with water because of heavy rain in the previous few days, so I can’t guarantee they’ll look like this when you visit. But the rainforest is lush and atmospheric, so you’ll probably enjoy the walk regardless. It’s a simple walk without grand vistas, but I’ve included it in my ‘featured walks’ list because it’s a quality experience for a short walk, and I hardly ever feature easier walks.
The short loop track was easy enough for my 81 year old mother-in-law to manage, but the sometimes steep track to the falls was beyond her. But if you’re not an octogenarian who’s had two knees and a hip replaced then you should be able to make it without too much trouble. There’s a constructed path the whole way, so navigation is not required. See the NPWS site for more details on the Rainforest Loop Walk and Falls Walk.