The Tweed Byron Hinterland Trails project will deliver new nature-based tourism experiences for visitors to the popular Northern Rivers hinterland.
The project includes a new multi-day walk from Mount Jerusalem National Park to Nightcap National Park. This signature 4-day walk will be purpose-built to provide walkers with an immersive rainforest experience through the remnant caldera of an ancient shield volcano, concluding at the spectacular Minyon Falls lookout.
What the project involves
The Gidjuum Gulganyi Walk (formerly referred to as the Tweed Byron Hinterland Walk) is a new 39-kilometre multi-day walk and the centrepiece of the Tweed Byron Hinterland Trails project. Starting near the town of Uki in the Mount Jerusalem National Park, the walk will conclude at Minyon Falls lookout in the Nightcap National Park.
The 4-day walk will wind through some of the region's most spectacular rainforest and feature 3 new campgrounds with visitor amenities where walkers can camp overnight. A new trail head will also be developed near Unicorn Falls in Mount Jerusalem National Park.
A minimal impact approach, using existing trails and allowing the natural elements to determine the route, will reduce the need for extensive trail construction. The walk will be able to be undertaken as self-guided or through commercial tour operators offering various levels of assistance to individuals or groups, with the National Parks and Wildlife Service fostering these partnership opportunities.
The Minyon Falls visitor precinct has also undergone a major upgrade, with a stunning new lookout overlooking the clifftop waterfall and a revitalised picnic area. These spaces are wheelchair-friendly and provide better access and amenity for the many day visitors from Byron Bay who visit this beautiful waterfall.