This project will deliver world class recreational facilities in the Tweed, Byron and Lismore region to boost both the NSW visitor economy and community wellbeing.
Tweed Byron Hinterland Trails will create high quality nature-based visitor experiences focusing on a signature walk from near the village of Uki to Minyon Falls in the far north NSW hinterland.
The project will see new sustainable visitor infrastructure in the Wollumbin, Mount Jerusalem and Nightcap national parks and Whian Whian State Conservation Area.
What the project involves
Characterised by lush rainforests, mountain views, countless waterfalls and hidden rockpools set within the remnant caldera of an ancient shield volcano, this region has the potential for a range of new recreational opportunities.
We plan to develop a network of a tracks and trails offering short to medium walks and cycling opportunities supported by visitor hubs offering facilities for day use and overnight stays including campgrounds, picnic areas, car park and toilets.
The 4-day walk from near Uki to Minyon Falls will be purpose-designed to provide the walker with the ultimate rainforest experience. A minimal impact approach, 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 National Parks and Wildlife Service fostering these partnership opportunities.
The Minyon Falls visitor precinct will have a major upgrade, enhancing the walking track at Minyon Falls and providing a signature loop walk to the base of the falls with lookouts and additional seating. A new day use area will also be developed at Unicorn Falls in Mount Jerusalem National Park.
The project seeks to acknowledge the Aboriginal significance of Wollumbin National Park and to minimise visitor impacts on the Wollumbin Summit Walk.