I just get such a huge kick out of finding unmapped waterfalls and lately I’ve been one most weeks I go looking but they are not always this photogenic. This one was in an area where they’re are no other drops nearby so this ones existence came as quite a surprise. A few weeks back Rooftop released a new edition of their Yarra Valley – West Gippsland map and while poring over it I noticed a river with a substantial headwater suddenly drop 120m in height over 300m which is a good indication there may be a waterfall there or at the least a good set of rapids or cascades. In this case it was a five meter high waterfall which after the trials of a 2.3km bush bash had me wooping for joy when I first spied it through the trees.
For full details of this and 200 other waterfalls within 100km of Melbourne you will need to wait for the release of my next book ’Melbourne’s Waterfalls – 200 waterfalls within 100km of Melbourne’. I have just completed my first proof but it far from production standard yet, hopefully it will be out in late 2013.
Camera: Canon EOS 5D mkII
Lens: EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM @ 35mm
Filter: Circular Polariser
Shutter Speed: 0.4 sec
When: 3:47pm on 7/11/2012
For more shots from this area check out my Melbourne’s Waterfalls gallery.
$30 a month from photography sales donated to the Wilderness Society