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
ISO: 100
Shutter Speed: 0.4 sec
Aperture: f/11
WB: Auto
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


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Australia’s rugged landscape is an important part of my life and over many years I have explored some of the more remote parts of it on foot, ski, kayak and rope. I usually travel alone so I can take my time capturing the essence of these places without distraction. Life slows down and after a while I feel like I begin to merge with the land, nature takes me into her confidence and changes me. I hope you enjoy the fruit of these excursions.

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  • Julie  White
    Julie Whiteover 1 year ago

    Awesome find superbly captured Travis.

  • Thanks Julie, it really is an amazing thing to just wander through the bush with no idea if anything is there or not and then to find something as beautiful as this, ta.

    – Travis Easton

  • Carol Knudsen
    Carol Knudsenover 1 year ago

    Beautiful find….gorgeous capture!!!

  • Thanks Carol, it really is an amazing thing to just wander through the bush with no idea if anything is there or not and then to find something as beautiful as this, ta.

    – Travis Easton

  • Donovan wilson
    Donovan wilsonover 1 year ago

    Good on you Trav And I look forward to getting my sighed copy of the book.

  • I’ll run the next proof by you and michelle to make sure everyones happy and safe from male humor land, ta.

    – Travis Easton

  • Rodney Wratten
    Rodney Wrattenover 1 year ago

    Hi Travis
    Great find and what a beaut set of waterfalls, and not even mapped, what are you going to call this one.

  • Hi Rod, sorry to be a mystery man but if I name and describe everything online with too much detail no-one will need to buy the book so I’m deliberately keeping things vague. Thanks as always for droppin by.

    – Travis Easton

  • Julie  White
    Julie Whiteover 1 year ago

    Hi Travis,Wazza and i do some similar walks of discovery very rewarding..

    STEPHEN GEORGIOUover 1 year ago

    I know that feeling of finding a hidden treasure.
    Another coin gained in the Travis treasure chest.
    Looking forward to your book!
    All the best with the publishing.

  • Hi Stephen,

    My cup overfloweth. Saving my pennies at the moment, self publishing is an expensive business particularly with a book which will be around 450 pages it’ll also happen at about the time I’ll need to reprint my Prom book. ta

    – Travis Easton

  • John Schneider
    John Schneiderover 1 year ago

    Nice one, Travis!

  • Martina Fagan
    Martina Faganover 1 year ago

    wonderful image & brill work

  • Kylie Reid
    Kylie Reidover 1 year ago

    Nice one Travis, once again your efforts have been rewarded.

  • Simon Penrose
    Simon Penroseover 1 year ago

    amazing work mate. great find

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